So a gal told me that you can use wheat straw as bedding..first off I don't know the difference from wheat straw and straw...is it the same thing? She said it would be okay for them to eat it because it gives them a shiny coat and has a lot of vitamin K in it. She also mentioned a lot of race horses use straw as bedding and they don't care if they eat it cause it makes them glossy..etc.
My question is wouldn't it block them up? My horse is prone to colic soooooo I stick to shavings but we have a little mare that we are in the process of putting weight on her.She is already looking a little better! But we are cautious on what to use as bedding because we don't want her for some reason eating it and becoming impacted and have a colic happen.
She has a thin coat and it's shedding(probably because she is still thin I am guessing).