Bedding help

C1airey

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Ideas please, HHO!

My horse has developed a taste for bedding. He will reliably munch on:

Shavings
Chopped straw products sprayed with eucalyptus/lemon/lavender
Wood pellets (especially whole ones)
Easibed

At the moment, for safety, he’s on straw (barley) but he’s really not good with dust.

He gets more than enough forage - always a small amount left in the net on a morning. And he’s stabled for as short a time as I can manage (about 11hrs overnight at the mo). I think he genuinely enjoys rootling about in his bed.

So, any suggestions? Is there such a thing as dust-extracted wheat or barley straw? They all seem to contain rape straw, which I’m sure isn’t supposed to be fed to horses.
 

Myloubylou

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Mine was same on equinola but doesn’t eat aubiose. Expensive per bale but works out cheaper as use less & horse doesn’t eat loads of it! You could try hay play ball if you horse just likes browsing for his food.
 

be positive

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You can buy dust extracted straw in bags, we have a local farm that does this as well as bagged hay and haylage but it probably isn't so readily available as other types of bedding, I would try paper or cardboard or rubber mats with a minimal amount, maybe take some of his hay out of the net so he can forage about for it if that is what he enjoys.
 
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