I have temporary stalls set up from corral panels under a roof on a compacted limestone screenings base. There are no sidewalls or mats yet. Initially I planned to use pelleted bedding, but now I am wondering if straw might actually suit better.
The challenge I am anticipating is rain blowing in and saturating the pellets. Since I find straw to not be very absorbent perhaps it might be a better product for this application. Or perhaps a little rain might keep the pellets from getting too dusty.
I’m not terribly concerned with cost or disposal at this time. Nor with mucking either product really (though daily flipping of a pellet bed sounds tedious in 15x20 stalls).
I do have screens on order that should block some of the driving rain. Emphasis on some.