Cross-posting here since I only received one response on the Horse Care forum.
If so, please share your thoughts and experiences. Is it as absorbent as they claim? Do you really use a lot less than shavings? Any issues with horses trying to eat it? Are the stalls easy to clean, etc, etc.? Thanks!
I have experience with it. It is fluffier and lighter than Woody Pet, so it provides more cushion. It also doesn't seem to get as dark and dirty-looking. It is similar to Woody Pet in that there is much less waste because the urine is absorbed and it's easier to separate the manure. It's also lighter, so cleaning the stalls requires less effort. It's not quite as fluffy as shavings, though.
Like WP, it works best if the horse is neat in his stall.
We didn't have any who tried to eat it, and yes -- you do use less. IIRC, four bags was plenty for a 12x12 stall, and lasted about a week.
We use the Nafcore bedding. Definitely much less waste than shavings and more absorbent. We have a 22 stall barn and there are a few horses that are too messy and we have to use regular shavings. Like woody pet you have to get used to the look being not as bright as shavings but overall I like it better than shavings. It is kind of springy and spongey so it feels good under foot. Also not at all dusty. Gosh I hate the days that the shavings truck comes! I would do away with the shavings if I could.
We are a dealer and get it shipped in pallets to us. Some people buy it from us and come pick it up. Maybe you could find a dealer in your area?