Wohoo! today was my last day of mucking out a straw bed A ton of wood pellets was delivered to the house because i didn't think the lorry would manage to get to the yard and i then had to move them all into the garage! i'm absolutely pooped! So next time they're being delivered to the yard and the driver will just have to deal with the pot holes, mud and not being able to turn around. he he he
Anyway i have the fun part now of seeing 10 bags of pellets turning into a lovely clean bed i'm just a little bit excited.
Post by 2 bays & a grey:D on Dec 15, 2011 13:36:21 GMT 1
woohoo mine came yesterday!! Lookinhg forward to getting them down- just hope they are what they are cracked up to be because shavings are getting too expensive to bed 3 horses as I like them bedded. I had them delivered home too as we are not allowed to store at our yard. Where did you order from? I got them from White Horse bedding, a little more expensive than Liverpool Wood Pellets but I think it may be a better quality wood?
i was thinking of going onto shavings instead but then i found out how much they cost and then i would have to go and get them and the price of petrol. So pellets just work out far cheaper for me, i hope. It depends on how many bags i have to use a week. I got fivestar because they have (i think) been specifically made for horses, just like the white horse pellets. I was going to buy liverpool woodpellets as i got 2 sample bags from them but i added it all up and five star came out cheaper
Post by 2 bays & a grey:D on Dec 15, 2011 14:22:22 GMT 1
How much are you paying per bag in accordance to your order.
For 50 bags mine were £4.82 (I think), for 100 (10kg I must add) they are £3.52.
Thats why I went with White Horse, he is an eventer & uses them himself . I wasn't sure what the quality of Liverpool WP would have been and I was n't prepared to order a 100 bags to have rubbish
The bags are teeny tiny (which is good for me as I struggle to get shavings in to my car. I loaded 6 bags last night into my car. So much easier than going to a tack shop miles away, and as you say saves fuel. Ticks all round
I used wood pwllets for the first time this year...have used alot more than they say you will but@ £2.82 a bag its cheaper than shavings & the time it saves me makes it worth while. I wasted alot of it at first as well as I kept putting loads out. All in,all I'm happy tho
I moved on to White Horse wood pellets a coupe of months ago and LOVE them.
Just paid £3.42 for 100. I use about 2 per week per stable.
I dont mix the wet in personnally. Just dont like the idea of it!
I have tried mucking out as normal each day which works well, as its so absorbent I use less than on shavings anyway.
Now I tend to remove the poo and leave the wet, taking it out once or twice a week as necessary. The bed seems to be better for not being distrubed so much. It gives a lovely firm base for my big horse (who is prone to scraping all the bedding back when he gets up/down no matther how deep the bed is!) and the top layer is always dry clean bedding. Absolutely no smell!
Last Edit: Dec 15, 2011 16:06:23 GMT 1 by hannahmc
Are they any good for mucky pups? My horse walks through his poo as he can't be bothered to pick his feet up and churns it all up, I spend a fortune on shavings but he has dodgy lungs (older lad) so don't want to go back on straw..
hi papershoes. I would say its certainly worth a go! its so easy to sieve through and take the droppings out, and you only throw away the droppings and a fine coating of the pellet 'powder'., so i found much less wastage than shavings.
I use a future fork as it desgined to get the tiny bits out but I think you can get even more specialised ones which may help further
Seamus was a mucky pup and boxed walked it all in but found the WP much easier to muck than shavings, and wasted much less too.
The truth is, I'd rather be with my horses than with most people. I'd rather scrub buckets than scrub dishes. I'd rather go to a tack shop than go to a shopping mall. I'd Rather clean a stall than clean my house, and I much prefer horse sh** to BULLSH**..
It's £3.54 a bag and they are 15kg. A few other people are intrested in them at the yard so i might end up selling a few with a few pence profit, seeing how i had to carry them and store them Put 10 in my car to take them down to the yard and my car sturggled lol, sorry saxo. I'm going to put another 2 on tommorow as i want to build the banks up a bit more. here's 55bags in the garage a nice clean stable This to this to happy horsey
i'm actually looking forwards to going down tommorow morning to muck out to find out what it's like. I wasn't too sure on what to do with the wet though, so from reading the posts i might try and leave it in until sunday.
Half a wheelbarrow out today all poop and a tiny bit of wet that had been kicked up to the top by jinks Mum loves it but we need a finer toothed shaving fork as there are a lot of bits that you just can't get up. It's been years since i last did a shavings bed, but i think the pellets do stay where they are meant to be a lot better than shavings.
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