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    11-10-2008, 08:17 PM
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?
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    11-10-2008, 08:19 PM
Sawdust is the cheapest, well around here it is. And its easy to clean....
    11-10-2008, 08:22 PM
Wood Shaving is what I use. But I use it all year helps in cleaning the stall.
    11-10-2008, 09:37 PM
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.
    11-10-2008, 09:42 PM
Green Broke
I use shavings there easy to pick threw
    11-10-2008, 09:47 PM
I like shavings as a base with straw on top. Straw is fairly absorbent and warm!
    11-11-2008, 12:06 AM
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?
    11-11-2008, 12:16 AM
Green Broke
Yes, oak, cherry, and cedar can be harmful to horses.

We use pine shavings, although we have used the pelleted bedding, too
    11-11-2008, 12:29 AM
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 can't hear me...cause I actually have a horse voice for when im qouting Major
    11-11-2008, 12:41 AM
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

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