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Bedkind Cardboard Bedding 20kg Bedkind Cardboard Bedding 20kg
£18.19
£15.49
Bedkind Cardboard Bedding 20kg BedKind is dust-extracted cardboard animal bedding, designed to improve the health and happiness of animals. Our bedding makes a warm, comfortable bed, keeping your animals cool in summer and warm in winter, and dry all year around. BedKind is made from new, premium, dust-extracted, corrugated cardboard, which means that your animals sleep in an environment virtually…
Aubiose Hemp Bedding 20kg Aubiose Hemp Bedding 20kg
£17.49
Aubiose Hemp Bedding Derived from the soft core of the hemp plant, the superior quality remains consistent and there is always a ready supply. Clearly the best. Apart from significantly cutting down the workload and stable management Aubiose can greatly contribute to the general well being of the horse and rider - Especially if the animal suffers from respiratory problems. Tests carried out at Bri…
Megazorb Bedding 2 x 85 Litre Megazorb Bedding 2 x 85 Litre
£23.99
Megazorb Bedding 2 x 85 Litres MEGAZORB is a highly absorbent horse bedding that is manufactured from virgin wood pulp, a by-product of the paper making industry. Biodegradable and super absorbent, this product will drastically reduce the time and cost of mucking out and the size of the muck heap. Plus it’s easy on the environment too. The wood pulp is high temperature dried to kill any mould or s…
Stablebed Dust Extracted Shavings: 20kg Stablebed Dust Extracted Shavings: 20kg
£13.85
Stablebed Dust Extracted Shavings 20kg Why StableBed? StableBed shavings are premium quality pure pine wood shavings, branded as best quality. They are the choice of the discerning horse owner and livery yard. StableBed is dust extracted to minimise the risk of respiratory problems in stabled horses, so dont add dust to your stables environment by choosing an inferior horse bedding product. Your h…
Easibed: 32 x 20kg (Pallet) Easibed: 32 x 20kg (Pallet)
£269.99
Easibed Easibed is a breakthrough in dust free bedding. It is specifically manufactured from finely shredded wood fibre to very high quality standards and it is rigorously tested for cleanliness and consistency. Easibed can be stored outside and when used correctly, it offers a number of significant benefits. Easibed has a free-draining, yet absorbent structure that results in drier beds and it re…
Laysoft Horse Bedding: 25kg Laysoft Horse Bedding: 25kg
£11.99
Laysoft Horse Bedding 25kg Lay-Soft Equine, Horse and Animal Bedding is a soft chip bedding that moves very little making it a hygienic comfortable, warm bed for the horse. It is dust-extracted and super-absorbent - making it a cleaner, healthier solution for drier stables whilst also helping mucking out. Lay-Soft is processed on-site at Ron Hull Farm’s Wood Recycling plant to form a clean, safe,…
Pure Wood Pellets: 30kg (2 x 15kg) Pure Wood Pellets: 30kg (2 x 15kg)
£16.49
Premium Wood Pellet Litter for Cats, Poultry and Horses 100% Naural Wood Pellet Cat Litter is made from from 100% biodegradable and eco friendly wood, which is highly absorbent and effective at controlling odours. This environmentally friendly wood pellet cat litter is processed and pelletised with no additives and is suitable for cats, rabbits, poultry. Remove solid waste daily and empty the whol…
Megazorb Bedding 85 Litre Megazorb Bedding 85 Litre
£13.99
Megazorb Bedding 85 Litres MEGAZORB is a highly absorbent horse bedding that is manufactured from virgin wood pulp, a by-product of the paper making industry. Biodegradable and super absorbent, this product will drastically reduce the time and cost of mucking out and the size of the muck heap. Plus it’s easy on the environment too. The wood pulp is high temperature dried to kill any mould or spore…
Bedmax Woodshavings 18kg Bale Bedmax Woodshavings 18kg Bale
£14.15
£13.65
Bedmax Woodshavings Bale Six years ago, we set out to create a completely natural, healthy bedding that would offer the best combination of benefits for you and your horse: minimum dust; maximum protection, comfort, cushioning, ease of use and cost efficiency. We did a lot of homework, and we listened carefully to veterinary experts, equestrian professionals and potential customers. Then we develo…
Dust Extracted Super Straw Dust Extracted Super Straw
£11.99
Dust Extracted Super Straw Dust extracted straw.
Laysoft Horse Bedding: 35 x 25kg (Pallet) Laysoft Horse Bedding: 35 x 25kg (Pallet)
£279.99
Laysoft Horse Bedding 35 x 25kg Lay-Soft Equine, Horse and Animal Bedding is a soft chip bedding that moves very little making it a hygienic comfortable, warm bed for the horse. It is dust-extracted and super-absorbent - making it a cleaner, healthier solution for drier stables whilst also helping mucking out. Lay-Soft is processed on-site at Ron Hull Farm’s Wood Recycling plant to form a clean, s…
Equi-Dry Bedding Conditioner 15kg Equi-Dry Bedding Conditioner 15kg
£21.00
Equi-Dry Bedding Conditioner 15kg Equi-Dry is suitable for use in stables and horse transport.Improves air quality and reduces respiratory disorders. Reduces bacterial activity.Keeps bedding drier.Absorbs 1 and a half times its weight in liquid.Equi-Dry is made to a unique formula based on extremely absorbent compounds and materials which are capable of absorbing noxious gases and liquids. Equi-Dr…
Nedz Bed Original Nedz Bed Original
£14.49
Nedz Original Nedz Original offers horse owners the chance to use a truly traditional method of bedding – maintaining the cosy feel and appearance of straw but also the benefits that technological advances bring - a comfortable, economical, highly effective solution to bedding requirements. Rivalling shavings for absorbency, Nedz Original is made from carefully selected wheat straw which has been…
Swish Bedding Chopped Rape Straw 20kg Swish Bedding Chopped Rape Straw 20kg
£13.75
Swish Bedding Chopped Rape Straw 20kg Benefits of Swish Original: Highly Compressed Bales Double dust extracted Excellent value for Money Bio Degrades within 2-3 Months Highly Absorbent Forms an excellent dense bedding area
Easibed: 20kg Easibed: 20kg
£12.75
Easibed Easibed is a breakthrough in dust free bedding. It is specifically manufactured from finely shredded wood fibre to very high quality standards and it is rigorously tested for cleanliness and consistency. Easibed can be stored outside and when used correctly, it offers a number of significant benefits. Easibed has a free-draining, yet absorbent structure that results in drier beds and it re…
Megazorb Bedding 60 x 85 Litre (PALLET DELIVERY) Megazorb Bedding 60 x 85 Litre (PALLET DELIVERY)
£448.00
Megazorb Bedding 60 x 85 Litres MEGAZORB is a highly absorbent horse bedding that is manufactured from virgin wood pulp, a by-product of the paper making industry. Biodegradable and super absorbent, this product will drastically reduce the time and cost of mucking out and the size of the muck heap. Plus it’s easy on the environment too. The wood pulp is high temperature dried to kill any mould or…
Pure Wood Pellets: 15kg Pure Wood Pellets: 15kg
£10.99
Premium Wood Pellet Litter for Cats, Poultry and Horses 100% Naural Wood Pellet Cat Litter is made from from 100% biodegradable and eco friendly wood, which is highly absorbent and effective at controlling odours. This environmentally friendly wood pellet cat litter is processed and pelletised with no additives and is suitable for cats, rabbits, poultry. Remove solid waste daily and empty the whol…
Thomas Pettifer Yukka Bed 500ml Thomas Pettifer Yukka Bed 500ml
£4.49
Thomas Pettifer Yukka Bed 500ml Discourages equines from eating their bedding. Concentrated formula, sufficient for 100 applications when diluted. Non-toxic with a pleasant odour.
Bed-Down Lavender Shavings (Classic Bale) Bed-Down Lavender Shavings (Classic Bale)
£17.49
Bed-Down Lavender Shavings (Handy Bale) Lavender Shavings Bedding Bed-Down Lavender Shavings horse bedding is manufactured from top quality white softwood shavings with a lavender fragrance. Softwood shavings are excellent for absorbing and make a comfortable and attractive bed for your horse. The pleasant lavender fragrance will help to keep the stable fresh. Bed-Down Lavender Shavings undergo ou…
Littlemax 18kg Bale Littlemax 18kg Bale
£14.25
£13.85
Littlemax Bale 18kg LITTLEMAX is a new bedding option we have developed for owners who prefer a finer shaving - but who still want their horses to benefit from the fundamental advantages of a BEDMAX bed.LITTLEMAX offers all the essential ingredients of a virtually dust free bedding designed to provide your horse with the healthiest and most natural bed in the stable. Its made from softwood timber…
Nedz Bed Pro (Rape Straw) Nedz Bed Pro (Rape Straw)
£13.99
Nedz Bed Pro (Rape Straw) Made from Oil Seed Rape Straw, Nedz Pro offers a super absorbent alternative to shavings and other bedding materials – whilst combining all the benefits of quick rotting, easy to muck out, cosy chopped straw! Due to its highly absorbent properties Nedz Pro only requires a full muck out once a week, creating a sturdy, comfortable base for your horse or pony to bed on. On t…
Pure Wood Pellets: 65 x 15kg Pure Wood Pellets: 65 x 15kg
£333.50
Premium Wood Pellet Litter for Cats, Poultry and Horses 65 x 15kg 100% Naural Wood Pellet Cat Litter is made from from 100% biodegradable and eco friendly wood, which is highly absorbent and effective at controlling odours. This environmentally friendly wood pellet cat litter is processed and pelletised with no additives and is suitable for cats, rabbits, poultry. Remove solid waste daily and empt…
Aubiose Hemp Bedding 42 X 20kg (Pallet) Aubiose Hemp Bedding 42 X 20kg (Pallet)
£459.99
Aubiose Hemp Bedding - Pallet of 42 Derived from the soft core of the hemp plant, the superior quality remains consistent and there is always a ready supply. Clearly the best. Apart from significantly cutting down the workload and stable management Aubiose can greatly contribute to the general well being of the horse and rider - Especially if the animal suffers from respiratory problems. Tests car…
Bed-Down Excel Classic Bale Bed-Down Excel Classic Bale
£14.30
Bed-Down Excel Handy Bale Bed-Down Excel horse bedding has been developed to utilise the advantages of both straw – drainage and durability – and softwood shavings – absorbency – in one easy to use product. Bed-Down Excel spreads up to 1/3rd further than an equivalent sized bale of softwood shavings and by chopping the wheat straw Bed-Down Excel is easier to use than traditional baled long straw.…

Horse Bedding - it sure looks mighty comfortable!

You love your horse and enjoy taking care of him but that doesn’t mean that you wouldn’t like to reduce your workload at the stable. The right horse bedding provides a comfortable and healthy environment for your horse but also makes life easier for you. At Equi Supermarket we have a fabulous range of premium horse bedding at amazing prices for you to choose from.

Your choice of bedding will depend on several factors. Your budget, your access to storage, your ability to dispose of the material after mucking out must be considered. You must also think about whether or not your horse suffers from a dust allergy or respiratory condition. Whilst wheat straw is cheap, warm, absorbent and easy to dispose of it is awkward to store and can be dusty. Oat straw looks great but can be dusty too. What are your other options?

Wood Shavings for horses

Extremely absorbent and simple to muck out, wood shavings are a popular choice. They are cheap too but are best burned after use rather than adding them to muck heaps as they break down slowly. BEDMAX shavings are an excellent choice and offer natural bedding with minimal dust which is comfortable and cost effective. StableBed shavings are also an excellent option. These dust extracted shavings provide a warm, fluffy and absorbent bedding made from naturally antiseptic Scotts pine timber.

Stable Shavings: Making a Great Bed!

There are several materials which will provide excellent bedding for your horse. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. Some equestrians prefer straw or hemp whilst others favour using wood fibre or wood pellets. You should certainly consider the benefits of wood stable shavings.

Cushioning Bedding

Wood shavings are an extremely popular form of bedding. They are highly absorbent and are light and so easy to muck out. It is important that you use shavings which have been specially produced for use as animal bedding. Some shavings such as those from saw mills may have sharp edges and could contain a variety of rubbish and debris.

Shavings specifically produced for bedding are extremely comfortable. They provide support for hooves and cushioning for your horse’s joints. They control moisture well and are long lasting. It is possible to purchase dust extracted shavings if your horse has respiratory issues.

If you like the sound of stable shavings then you must think about how you will dispose of them. They can be burned but if you don’t have the facility to burn them then they are often unwelcome on muck heaps because they take some time to break down and rot.

Making a Bed

So how do you make a great bed for your horse from stable shavings?You will require between four and six bags of shavings to create a good bed in a typical loose box or stable. A 20kg bag of shavings will cover two to three square metres. Rubber matting provides an excellent substrate for your shavings.

Spread the shavings evenly using a fork to aerate them and fluff them up. You are aiming for a level bed which is between six and eight inches deep and which covers the majority of the floor area. Leave some space at the door so that the shavings do not escape into the yard. This depth of bed is ideal for moisture management and so less shavings will have to be replaced when you muck out. Some owners prefer to bank the shavings against the walls to create a reserve of dry material.

Maintaining a Great Bed

You should remove your horse from its stable if at all possible when it is time to muck out. Any droppings should be removed as soon as possible using a shavings fork. Carefully shake the fork each time you use it to release any clean shavings. These will then drop back onto the surface of the bedding and so will minimise wastage.

When you have removed all of the waste, fluff the shavings with the fork. Every two or three days, heap dry surface shavings around the edges of the stable and then remove areas of wet shavings. Then spread the shavings from the edges evenly across the stable again. Top up the bedding with fresh shavings to the required depth. You will probably require less than two bags of stable shavings each week but this will depend on your horse’s toilet habits and how often they are brought in. Explore a range of different types of.

Wood Pellets horse bedding

This material can absorb nine or ten times more liquid that shavings and is a dust free bedding. Verdo Horse Bedding and Thirstybed Premium wood pellets help to reduce your workload as any soiled bedding remains compact. The volume of bedding you need is also reduced and so this is a cost effective choice.

Wood Fibre bedding

Wood fibre is a new innovation and is manufactured from whitewood fibres. This is a dust free, eco-friendly bedding which is insulating and comfortable for your horse. Northern Crop Driers’ Megazorb is an excellent wood fibre bedding which drains well and so remains dry on top for your horse’s comfort.

Hemp horse bedding

Aubiose bedding is derived from the soft centre of the hemp plant and is cultivated without the use of pesticides, fungicides and insecticides. This bedding can absorb up to 12 times more liquid than straw and 4 times more than wood shavings. Aubiose is super soft and spongey for your horse and breaks down easily after you have mucked out.

Our excellent range of horse bedding gives you a fabulous choice of premium products. You are sure to find the perfect bedding at Equi Supermarket and at the best price. Many products are available by the pallet for your convenience.

Should You Use Deep Litter Bedding?

If you have a busy life, then it can be quite a challenge to find the enough time to care for and to ride your horse. With work, family, friends and any number of distractions vying for your attention, it can be hard to fit everything in. This means that deep litter bedding is an appealing option as it will save you both time and money but, for the welfare of your horse, it is important that you strike the right balance between hygiene and convenience.

What is Deep Litter Bedding?

Deep litter bedding is the practice of simply removing droppings from the stable and leaving the rest of the bedding to build up. You clear away the top layer and create a compacted layer beneath. Day-to-day you merely have to add a small amount of bedding.

The Health Implications of Deep Litter

It is up to you how often you completely clear and clean the stable but leaving bedding for two long can cause respiratory issues for your horse. You must try to strike a balance between convenience and good hygiene. When the litter is cleared, it should be totally removed and the stable must be cleaned thoroughly.

Who Should Consider Deep Litter?

Deep litter saves both time and money which can be a major boon when you are struggling to fit your life into the time available. This method of husbandry is most suitable for those who are busiest during the week but who have more time to devote to their horse at the weekend.

The compacted litter can provide extra insulation during colder weather and can also prevent horses from slipping on concrete if they have a habit of churning up a thinner layer of bedding. So there are some potential advantages to deep litter over mucking out daily.

What is the Best Bedding to Use?

Equestrians have traditionally used shavings for deep littered stables, as they are highly absorbent and easy to pick droppings from. Straw is a more economical option but can be more troublesome regarding respiratory issues.

Bedding which has been formed from highly absorbent materials like as hemp, flax and shredded wood fibre can be a great choice. Shredded cardboard and paper has the benefit of being dust free, but is not usually suitable for deep littering as the droppings are difficult to pick and the wet bedding stains horses’ coats easily.

Regardless of what material you use, it will only absorb so much moisture. In addition, ammonia from urine will build up no matter what type of bedding you utilise and this quickly becomes problematic.

Conclusions

Everyone’s circumstances are different. It is crucial that you put the welfare of your horse first, but you may be able to find a compromise that saves you some time and makes life a little easier to manage.

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