Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~
Pelleted bedding makes a great environment for mites, mold and other fun pesky creatures. I will never, ever subject my horse to that crap again.
Why does Pelleted bedding make an environment and shavings does not?
OP, I think you will find choice of bedding is a some what personal decision. What one person loves the next hates and they all have valid reasons. Neither choice is wrong.
You will also find that what you use might depend on the horse and the set up. I buy sawdust in bulk. I have one horse that is on mats and is only bedded in sawdust. My other horse does not have mats and he is bedded with sawdust underneath and straw on top.
If you only have a couple of horses it might be best to simple figure out what works best for each horse and go that route. Obviously if you are dealing with lots of horses that is not really an option.