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We recommend shredded newspaper as it is:
Mold and spore resistant
Unpalatable - so its not ingested by the horses and other animals!
Warm and comfortable - shredded paper is comfortable and natural insulating properties
ReadyShred offer a premium dust extracted bale specially suited for horses.
There are many types of bedding:
The British Horse Society make it a choice stating "The key advantages of paper are that it has low dust levels and is a non-palatable bedding material..."
A research paper by the University of Massachusetts Amherst found shredded newspaper to be "suitable for all livestock, highly absorbent, long lasting, sterile, dust and weed‐free...."
Shredded Newspaper is the most cost effective as waste tends to be absorbed in one area, negating the need to fully remove the bedding as you would with other bedding.
Wood shavings can be dusty – which might cause breathing allergies. Wood shavings also need to be mucked out regularly to avoid the build-up of ammonia.
Straw is dusty, non-absorbent and edible; although cheap, it can be quite costly as it requires a large amount to make a good bed for your horses. Its light weight means it is easily blown around – making it more difficult to control.