Poll Recap: Bedding Choices Revealed

Of the 1,013 voters, 581 (57%) indicated they use shavings or wood chips in their horses’ stalls.

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In last week’s online poll, TheHorse.com asked what kind of bedding you use in your horse’s stall. Readers cast more than 1,000 votes, and we’ve tallied the results.

Of the 1,013 voters, 581 (57%) indicated they use shavings or wood chips for bedding. Another 157 respondents (15%) said they use pelleted bedding, while 121 voters (12%) said straw is their bedding of choice. Another 65 readers (6%) said they use some other type of bedding, and 89 respondents (9%) said they do not use bedding for their horses. Additionally, 142 respondents shared comments about their bedding choices.


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Erica Larson, former news editor for The Horse, holds a degree in journalism with an external specialty in equine science from Michigan State University in East Lansing. A Massachusetts native, she grew up in the saddle and has dabbled in a variety of disciplines including foxhunting, saddle seat, and mounted games. Currently, Erica competes in eventing with her OTTB, Dorado.

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