Here in Florida - my horse is out 24/7 with a run in shelter, so there's no shavings, but I do drag the pasture about 1X week to spread the manure. So there is the investment of building a drag and having something to pull it with (I use the pickup but you could also use a mower or 4-wheeler). Then I have a hay roll - $50, but lasts about 5 weeks for one horse. Then, grain/supps/etc. - $55-$75, depending on work level. I want to look into seeding the pasture, but I have no idea what that is going to cost.
Stall Shavings & Horse Bedding at Cherokee Feed & Seed
Plum Creek Hollow is a 21-stall hunter/jumper facility in Larkspur that imports all their horses from Germany. After using Perma Stall Plus for over a month, barn manager Deanna Erpelding really likes the material, finds it to be soft and therapeutic for founder and other lamenesses. She said it doesn't cause hock sores, as did shavings, and it stays in place. Erpelding said the U.S.-made product is easy to clean. With shavings, each stall required eight to 10 bags per week; the rice hulls, only one bag/week. Urine smell is down and the enzyme content that controls it can be adjusted by the distributor. Erpelding further stated that horses might initially taste a mouthful or two but never eat it again. She said of the cost, "In the long run, we'll be saving a significant amount."
Guardian Horse Bedding Premium Pine Shavings - Farm and Fleet
Shavings - This term is interchangeably used for chips, shavings and sawdust. Species of wood used influences absorption and other positives or negatives. Cedar, for example, can cause allergic skin reactions in some horses and resists decomposition. Pine and fir smell as fresh as the great outdoors. When kiln-dried, these outperform less absorbent chips. Shavings are dusty, however, and can aggravate respiratory conditions. They also pose a fire hazard, perhaps even greater than straw. Bagged shavings cost more than loose ones but are easier and less dusty to store.
Horse Pellet Bedding, 30 Pounds