Interesting study-sleep patterns-Straw vs shavings
Nocturnal Sleeping and Eating Patterns of Horses on Straw and Shavings | eurodressage
Not making any judgements here, but this certainly is interesting, given that the majority of us, at least in the US, use shavings........
Thanks for sharing!!! Very interesting article and study indeed!!
Interesting! I have always liked straw better, but I don't stall Casey so we don't use any, but when we go places where there is stalls, I use straw. Typically cheaper, warmer, and I think it looks nicer in a stall. I do have to admit, shavings sure do smell good though! Straw also decomposes easier, and can be put in fields when composted.
Very interesting--thanks for sharing!
I used a base of 1-2 packages of 40 lbs equifresh (UNwet), then shavings, then I top with straw. I talked to a University Vet professor many years ago, and he said that his father wintered show Belgians on oat straw. I don't know if he also bedded them on it, as well, but his POINT was that all horses needs lots of roughage, and that they eat about 8 small meals/day.
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