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Bedding - pellets or shavings?

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Pleasedontdothat · 09/10/2019 14:55

We need to decide what bedding to use in dhorse’s new home. He’ll be in overnight from the end of the month to beginning of March and then out 24/7 for the spring/summer/start of autumn. He’s not particularly messy (tends to use the same bit of the stable for poo/wee and doesn’t kick it around.

He can’t have straw as he eats it Hmm .. most of the other liveries use wood pellets as they say it’s cheaper than shavings, but looking at the costs there doesn’t seem to be a huge difference. Can anyone go through the pros and cons with me please?

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lastqueenofscotland · 09/10/2019 15:03

I like pellets underneath shavings

Pleasedontdothat · 10/10/2019 07:59

Thanks, but we’re trying to keep it as simple as possible to start with!

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OldSpeclkledHen · 10/10/2019 08:43

I love shavings (only Hunters though!)

Horse next door to mine is on wood pellets, I know the owner doesn't like them (but that's another story)

Current DH used to be on Miscanthus... super absorbent just take the droppings out daily and wet at the weekends... sorry to add another option.

Also what can you get hold of easiest!

After that, it's personal choice 😊

Elieza · 11/10/2019 19:23

Are pellets less dust than shavings and is that a consideration? I’m asking because I’ve never used pellets, only shavings, latterly with rubber matting underneath. I used so much less then.

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