Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: The Bluegrass of KY
• Horses: 0
ANY other bedding would be better for her! We use the pelletized bedding too---it has absolutely got to be the WORST for a horse with heaves. I'm guessing that, like me, you're having to spray down the bedding almost every day in the summer, and every other day in the winter to control the dust. When I add bedding, I soak it in water before adding it to the stall.
Other less dusty options are:
Pine shavings--relatively cheap, easy to find and easy to use
Straw---relatively cheap, easy to find, not as easy to clean
Newspaper shreds-- not so easy to find, have no idea what they cost, but I've heard (from a vet) that this is the least dusty option
If it were up to me, we'd go back to the shavings!
Kids and horses----it just doesn't get any better!