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    01-02-2011, 06:11 PM
  #1
Weanling
sand vs shavings in stall

I know this is not mini specific, but most of ya''ll are so knowledgeable, and I feel comfortable on this board...soooo...

I have my two minis, and we just got a boarder. She is a 2 year old filly. The owner does not come out, I do everything. She will leave here in a year, maybe two, for training. I am really get attached to her, but that is another story for another time.

The owner wants here stall door open during the day so she can get in and out of the paddock. At night, the owner wants her in the stall.

The shavings get so dang gross. The stall is matted, and the shavings are on top. I remember, when I was a kid, it seemed the shavings kind of clumped together when the horse peed so it was easy to pick up a chunk at a time. This is not the case now! Maybe I imagined it.

Anyway, should we do sand instead? What are the pros and cons?

Thanks!
     
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    01-02-2011, 06:22 PM
  #2
Showing
Try different types of bulk and bag shavings, some clump better than others. As for sand, I would worry about sand colic since the horse is eating in this stall. Also, the sand in the air and making a puff of smoke when you put more in each week. I would stick to shavings.
     
    01-02-2011, 06:33 PM
  #3
Started
Shavings over sand any time.

Lizzie
     
    01-02-2011, 07:18 PM
  #4
Green Broke
If they eat sand they can get sick
     
    01-02-2011, 07:58 PM
  #5
Weanling
Thanks everyone! Why do so many barns use sand? What is the reasoning? I think maybe here in SoFla it is cooler???

Anyone know about the pellets as bedding?
     
    01-02-2011, 08:18 PM
  #6
Foal
I use sand, It is from a pool store. And I have one bag of shavings scattered scarcely. My horse developed thrush with shavings even the tiny flakes. I have used pellets but since the horse has to crush them for them to become powder they get stuck in their hoofs fairly easy. I feed outside the stall and stall at night. That way I have no issues of dropped food leading to the intake of sand!
     
    01-02-2011, 08:24 PM
  #7
Weanling
I worked at a barn were the BO insisted that we use sand, but then would get upset when the poo got ground into the sand and we could not shift it out. I also disliked how it dried out the hooves. We did not have any case of sand colic when I was there, but we did not feed on the ground.

As far as shavings goes. I use the finer hardwood sawdust. It is easy to shift and absorbs the urine quite well. Plus I can get them in bulk and it is very cheap.
     
    01-03-2011, 12:01 AM
  #8
Started
I HATE shavings. I like pelleted bedding, such as Woody Pet, Guardian, and I forget the name of the one I get lol
     
    01-03-2011, 12:04 AM
  #9
Started
Has anyone here tried shredded newspaper? I visited a farm where they used it a few years back.

Lizzie
     
    01-04-2011, 10:05 PM
  #10
Foal
I use pellets but my horse is allergic to most shavings so Pellets are easier :) I use shredded paper in the winter and for my foaling stalls since all the mares I've had eat the freaking straw..that and straw is hard to clean up
     

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