Well I have used cedar shavings for approx. the past 15 years, I recently noticed one of our mares ALWAYS coughing when she went to turn out to pasture. So I removed the shavings, then I had a mare with a broken splint bone, and had to be on stall rest 6 weeks after her surgery. I decided to try your bedding pellets. I bought 10 bags, after the end of the 6 weeks I still had 2 bags left. They last so much longer, it is easier to pick the stall clean, and my husband the non-horse guy has noticed how much better my barn smells. I recently bought 50 bags, at a farm store sale. Thank you!