Need some help choosing horse bedding?
Horse bedding is a unique choice for a lot of us as it can depend on so many varying factors. These can include cost, delivery, storage, disposal and the individual horse's requirements. Over the next few weeks we will discuss the different types of horse bedding we offer and the advantages and disadvantages to the various types of horse bedding.
Wood Shavings are a very popular choice of horse bedding as they are very absorbent and easy to muck out. But there are a large variety of wood shavings available and it is important to choose the one that best suits your needs. Wood shavings that have not been purposely produced for horse bedding can present a false economy as they may appear to be within budget but are not absorbent enough and can be quite sharp. Wood shavings can be used for a deep litter and will take four to five bales to start a bed and then one to two bales per week to keep the bed fresh and clean.
Advantages of wood shavings are that they are easy to muck out, easily stored and easily disposed of either by burning them or contacting your local farmer to decompose them over time for fertiliser. Wood shavings are absorbent and are available in a dust extracted option for horses who have respiratory problems.
Disadvantages of wood shavings is that not all farmers will remove them for decomposition as they do take some time to decompose.
If you would like some advice about which horse bedding will suit you, please either take a look at our products, or alternatively, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss the best horse bedding to suit your needs.