stall bedding - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 21 Old 11-10-2008, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2008
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 2,266
• Horses: 1
stall bedding

I need to get Major and his pasture mate some bedding for their stall for the winter. What kind of bedding should I use?
sandy2u1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 21 Old 11-10-2008, 07:19 PM
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,372
• Horses: 0
sawdust is the cheapest, well around here it is. And its easy to clean....

From east to west a travlin gypsy found her prancing pony for now their hearts run as one...into the north
travlingypsy is offline  
post #3 of 21 Old 11-10-2008, 07:22 PM
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Jacksonville NC
Posts: 30
• Horses: 0
Wood Shaving is what I use. But I use it all year helps in cleaning the stall.
bway1341 is offline  
post #4 of 21 Old 11-10-2008, 08:37 PM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Ontario
Posts: 6,166
• Horses: 5
Sawdust is often free or cheap, but you must be really careful with it, because it is rarely "pure" -- it's mixed wood so easily could have cedar and oak in it. Also, sawdust is very moist and not as effective in keeping the stall dry. Wood shavings are great -- get pine or poplar. Sometimes you can get them free or cheap when they are loose, but it takes a lot of pick up truck loads to get a little compared to when you buy the packed bales of shavings.

Straw works too and is fine for them to eat, but often more expensive.
NorthernMama is offline  
post #5 of 21 Old 11-10-2008, 08:42 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chickamauga, Georgia
Posts: 4,703
• Horses: 1
I use shavings there easy to pick threw

3 barrels , 2 hearts & 1 passion
buckaroo2010 is offline  
post #6 of 21 Old 11-10-2008, 08:47 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 386
• Horses: 1
I like shavings as a base with straw on top. Straw is fairly absorbent and warm!
BeauReba is offline  
post #7 of 21 Old 11-10-2008, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2008
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 2,266
• Horses: 1
tyvm everyone! im looking for warmth and dryness for those cold winter months.
am i to assume by the post that oak or cedar shavings is harmful to horses?

Last edited by sandy2u1; 11-10-2008 at 11:09 PM.
sandy2u1 is offline  
post #8 of 21 Old 11-10-2008, 11:16 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 3,172
• Horses: 2
yes, oak, cherry, and cedar can be harmful to horses.

we use pine shavings, although we have used the pelleted bedding, too

Justin (qh/tb)
Boo (asb)
kickshaw is offline  
post #9 of 21 Old 11-10-2008, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2008
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 2,266
• Horses: 1
I didnt know im so glad I have all of you!!!
oh yeah and Major said to tell you all "thaaank you fooor helping that dummy" hahaha hey! be glad you cant hear me...cause I actually have a horse voice for when im qouting Major
sandy2u1 is offline  
post #10 of 21 Old 11-10-2008, 11:41 PM
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Jersey girl in Northern California
Posts: 508
• Horses: 1
Rice hulls.

Super absorbant, very helpful in muddy turnouts or areas right by the gate that horses looooove to tear up.

I like them because I live in a flippin' temperate rainforest and it rains like it snows in MN! Mudmudmudmud

Horse whisperers don't whisper to the horse....they listen to the horses' whispers.
geewillikers is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NEED Stall mats ... kchfuller Tack and Equipment Classifieds 0 09-05-2008 04:43 PM
Bedding question gouligann Horse Health 5 04-15-2008 05:03 PM
stable bedding?? country_girl Barn Maintenance 0 03-31-2008 06:10 AM
Straw For Bedding that is about 10 years old. Is it okay dlindsay2000 Horse Health 0 10-23-2007 08:32 PM
Got a problem, what sort of bedding?!?! meggymoo Horse Breeding 20 06-28-2007 06:46 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome