Wood pellets and sole thickness?

bouncing_ball

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Wood pellets and sole thickness.

Has anyone had or heard of foot issues - thin soles especially being linked to wood pellet bedding? Two people have suggested may be causing soles to get thinner but changing bedding quite tricky as I've bought in bulk. So interested in views.

One of my horses has much thinner soles than a few years ago. He's out in wet clay field 6-8 hours in winter and on a woodpellet bed 16-18 hours in winter. He's nearly 18 and hacks and schools.
 

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I can't comment definitively. I have used wood pellets for about the last 2 to 3 years. My older horse (18) is barefoot behind and suffered this winter with sore feet - probably because it has been so wet. Despite this, the vet said that he had very good soles and tough horn. SO I guess the wood pellets haven't harmed him. He is in for probably 16 hours per day in winter.
 

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I've been using wood pellets for about five years now. The farrier has not commented on any of the horses having thin soles. There are nine horses some of which are shod and some barefoot.
 
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