Wood Shavings are a popular form of bedding as they are very absorbent and easy to muck out. It is important to buy wood shavings that have been specially produced for use as animal bedding. Wood shavings can be used for a deep litter and will take four to five bales to start a bed. You will need one or two bales a week for a horse that is stabled at night.
Wood Shavings are easy to muck out, easily stored and easily disposed of (they will burn). They are absorbent and for allergic horses, dust-free (or dust-extracted) shavings are available.