Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Why are not all horses kept on straw bedding?

If you read anything about horses, they'll talk about using straw for bedding - and often say it's the best. Why doesn't everyone use it?

The answer is because while most horses find straw unpalatable, some will cheerfully chow down on it. And they're always the ones you're trying to keep from getting fat. Always.


  1. Straw is also TERRIBLE at absorbing moisture (know from previous experience, believe me!!!). For an animal that pees a lot at a time, you need bedding that can absorb that urine so it doesn't become soaked into wood or pool on the concrete.

    Farm Lassie

  2. Definitely an issue with some horses too. That and dust allergies tend to be worse around straw (horse and human).