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post #1 of 8 Old 07-15-2013, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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What Type of Bedding in thr Stall?

We just got our first quarter horse. In her stall its a cement floor (old barn) and we have the rubber mats on that, right now we are using the pellet bedding. I'm just wondering what other types of bedding others use. Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 8 Old 07-15-2013, 11:05 AM
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I LOVE the woody pellets! Easy to clean, the urine clumps like kitty litter, less wasted shavings and its super absorbent. I assume you know to water the woody pellets after you put them in.
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post #3 of 8 Old 07-15-2013, 11:26 AM
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I use the coarse flake shavings - they seem to be less hassle and make a nice bed
I also but an absorbing deodorizing/neutralizing powder that I sprinkle on any wet patches each day
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post #4 of 8 Old 07-15-2013, 12:01 PM
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Wheat straw would be my first choice. Unfortunately I don't live in wheat growing country. It was and may still be the bedding of choice at the race tracks.
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post #5 of 8 Old 07-15-2013, 12:32 PM
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The barn I work at uses mostly straw and some stalls have regular medium flake shavings. Because these horses are stalled for long periods of time they are bedded deeply. I'm talking almost 2 feet of straw when fluffed up. So I actually prefer the straw to shavings as when there is that much the shavings are a pain. But if you don't bed that much then I would go with either the shavings or pellets, although I've never used pellets I've heard good things.
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post #6 of 8 Old 07-15-2013, 12:36 PM
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I've always used shavings (over rubber mats on compacted dirt) and been quite happy with them. The only time I used pellets was at a horse show where they provided the first days bedding- they only gave us 2 bags of pellets and the hose wouldn't reach my horse's stall in the middle of the aisle so they ended up just being a pathetic pile in the middle of my horse's stall and I immediately opened a package of shavings to fill it in.
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post #7 of 8 Old 07-16-2013, 02:25 PM
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We use pine shavings - always worked good for us, they soak up the liquid really well.
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post #8 of 8 Old 07-16-2013, 04:26 PM
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i use saw dust in mine. its really comfortable for the horses to lay down in.
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