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post #11 of 19 Old 04-07-2009, 11:32 AM
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Very messy.

When it blows around - the property looks like - YUCK.
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post #12 of 19 Old 04-07-2009, 07:54 PM
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i don`t like that it smells and sticks to a horse that lays down a lot
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post #13 of 19 Old 04-07-2009, 08:00 PM
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Personally, I don't like paper bedding.
Pros: Its very inexpensive.
Cons: You have to use a lot of it for a comfortable bed... and it blows around all over your barn.

Heehee this is one thing I actually learned in Pony Club, not real life... but everyone elses responses seem to back up mine :)
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post #14 of 19 Old 04-15-2009, 10:09 PM
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Both my horses get messy in thier stalls. I've tried paper and shavings and they both became a mess to clean up so I switched to all purpose sand. It's easy to scoop, dries out really fast and the horses love to lay in it during the summer months when it gets really hot.
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post #15 of 19 Old 04-15-2009, 10:12 PM
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The only thing about sand is that you have to be sure not to feed off of the ground.
Otherwise your horse is at risk for ingesting sand and getting sand colic :(
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post #16 of 19 Old 04-15-2009, 10:43 PM
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They never eat in their stalls, but being that we are in Arizona and the ground everywhere is pretty sanding we feed them out of a bin and give them Psyllium once a month for 7 days. The sand in their stalls is just thicker that in their corrals.
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post #17 of 19 Old 04-23-2009, 11:37 AM
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I havent heard how well it works, but I have heard from a few people that do use it, that if you used paper with certain dyes in it, it will stain your horse when they lay in the wet spots. So if you have a white or any light colored horse, don't USE IT! Haha
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post #18 of 19 Old 04-14-2010, 11:19 AM
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I have been using peat moss for a couple of years and it is great. It absorbs better than anything else and NO SMELL---EVER. It's really cheap in the fall. Last year I bought all that WalMart had left for less than half price. You barely lose any when you muck the stalls. I've been thinking about mixing in some shredded paper because I have access to tons of it for free. I'll let you know how that works.
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post #19 of 19 Old 04-14-2010, 03:05 PM
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type straw chopper into ebay,the ones with the honda petrol engine I have one,and it chops paper up great will try to put a pic up
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