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View Poll Results: Which bedding do you use? Why?
Wood Pellets 9 24.32%
Wood Shavings 17 45.95%
Saw Dust 10 27.03%
Straw 3 8.11%
Nothing at all 3 8.11%
Something different? 3 8.11%
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post #11 of 18 Old 12-18-2012, 08:43 PM
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I use, if at all possible, straw. Shavings only with an allergic horse.
I found cleaning straw stalls much easier and faster, they can nibble a bit, which they do, when fresh straw comes in, and they look soooooo comfy in a nice, clean, deep, fluffy straw bed
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post #12 of 18 Old 12-18-2012, 08:56 PM
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I use pine shavings, and I am blessed with a horse that is "house broken" , and goes outside to do his business. We're new together, so I only figured this out a few days ago-- but he's eating in his stall, stops, wanders out to his run to do his business and then meanders back in to finish eating. Too funny! My barn mates are jealous.
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post #13 of 18 Old 12-19-2012, 10:55 AM
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I prefer saw dust. It's cheap, absorbant, AMD easy to clean. I've tried everything else, bit it all seems to make the task more difficult. I don't like shavings because I feel there is a lot of waste with it.
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post #14 of 18 Old 12-19-2012, 11:57 AM
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There is a lumber mill around the corner from me. Sawdust is free if I load myself. $5 if they start up the loader and fill the truck. Most of the time it's worth the $5 to have them fill it. Not quite sawdust, not quite shavings. Somewhere in between. Can't beat the price.
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post #15 of 18 Old 12-19-2012, 11:44 PM
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We use a combination of sawdust and straw. I put about 6-10" inches of sawdust down and then a good thick layer of straw. Four of our horses literaly lay down 95% of the time they are in a stall. I always make sure my stalls are soft, fluffy, and clean.
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post #16 of 18 Old 12-20-2012, 09:29 AM
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I use the easy pick shavings & stall skins so there are only small wet spots. I bed deep but have little waste. There are cheaper ways to bed but I like how the stalls & horses stay clean & the wheel barrows light.
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post #17 of 18 Old 12-21-2012, 02:29 PM
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ive got matts on top of rocks (to help drain the peemonsters waste) then really fine shavings/sawdust from the woodshop on property. shes got dirt in her run. it used to be sand and clay, but its gotten so churned up and now its rained so its just a sloshy mucky mess.
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post #18 of 18 Old 12-21-2012, 03:49 PM
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Can ichange mine? I just put up a makeshift stall for my gelding and played down the softest silkiest straw I've ever seen. I gotta find out where that come from.
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