The problem… Your horse makes it his life’s mission to soak and sift through his pristine bed every night, leaving you with a colossal muck heap and a drenched stable floor.
Why not try… an ultra-absorbent bedding type such as wood pellets or hemp which, when combined with rubber matting, will soak up almost anything your horse can throw at it. The matting will allow you to use less bedding, which your horse can wet to his heart’s content – just sweep it out and start fresh in the morning. If you prefer a deep, fluffy bed, wood pellets make a great base for a thick layer of less absorbent straw.
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The problem… Over the years, your herd at home has increased. With several stables to muck out every morning, you need a solution that’s efficient and isn’t going to break the bank.
Why not try… Straw or shavings are economical, and make mucking out a quick and easy job. Both bedding options can also be bought in bulk, so if you have the space to store them, you can save even more money. Take the time to find a reliable supplier, though – quality can vary widely depending on the source.
TOP TIP – Rubber matting can be expensive to install initial, but it can save you time and money in the long run, as it means you can use less bedding. It should be installed carefully, though, taking into account any drainage points.