Paper, used for bedding, has been around for a while, and if you think about it, paper and cardboard are processed wood. There are several types of shredded newspaper and chopped cardboard.
You will see a barn where they own a shredder, and people drop off their used cartons and newspaper. When spread onto a field, this material melts after a few days of exposure. However, for the first day or two, the field will look covered in snow.
The more absorbent the paper is, the wetter it becomes. While this may be good for eliminating urine, it still creates a heat-conducting barrier that will chill a horse in winter.
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