Types of straw?

silly mare

Aug 11, 2000
Colchester, Essex
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I've always bedded on wheat straw - remember being told in the dim and distant past it was best for horses.

My supplier has recommended oat straw. Same price - just that his wife thinks it is better.

Anyone got any views? What type of straw do you use? I've always been told barley straw is bad because the "ears" of barley (or whatever they are called) irritate a horses skin.

Anyone here use oat straw - and if so, why is it preferable to wheat?
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