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Re: [RC] Shavings - heidi larson

I have all geldings and all will pee in the trailer!  So, I use pellets, put 
about a 1/2 bag into the areas that are pee'd on the most, lightly moisten so 
they aren't roller skates and I don't have trouble with them flying around.  I 
used to use shavings but they didn't soak up enough for the amt. of pee 
produced!  At least I don't see pellet dust on anything!  I don't have a stock 
type trailer though!

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heidi larson

--- On Tue, 7/29/08, Cunningham, Marci <mcunningham@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Cunningham, Marci <mcunningham@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [RC]   Shavings
To: "'ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'" <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2008, 11:09 PM
After 30 years of pulling horse trailers I put shavings in
my trailer for the first time last October for my trip to
the Grand Canyon XP 5 day ride.  I took 2 horses and have
had problems with the floor getting slippery from the poop
and pee on similar long trips which was from Bakersfield to
Kanab.  A couple of years ago I had a WERM floor installed
so I don't have to worry about pulling out mats for
cleaning.  I used two bales of shavings but one probably
would have been sufficient.  I am happy to say I was
pleased with the results.  It was easy to remove the soiled
shavings after the trip and I still have plenty of shavings
left in my trailer.  My trailer is a SilverLite 3 horse
stock trailer with one air gap on each side, roof vents and
a window in the back door.  I don't have any problem
with shavings flying about during a trip and I think the
inside stays cooler with the shavings and the horses seem
to be more comfortable standing in the trailer and have no
problems pooping or peeing.  I can see if you have an open
stock trailer that the shavings would fly around but not so
with my trailer.  I am a shavings convert now.




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[RC] Shavings, Cunningham, Marci