It’s essential to have good bedding in your horse stalls. Although horses are known to sleep standing, they also lay down for a few hours a day to get a deep sleep.
And as horse owners, we want the best for our animals but often stay with the material we’re familiar with, which is not always the right choice. When choosing bedding for stalls, we need to consider a few essential things.
Absorbency: The material’s ability to soak up moisture is necessary to keep horses healthy and comfortable. Standing in moisture causes thrush.
Ease of cleaning: It’s necessary to muck out stalls regularly, so you ease of cleaning is an essential factor to consider.
Dust: Horses standing in their stalls should not be exposed to an excessive amount of airborne particles. Horses can develop heaves from breathing dirty air.
Cushion: How well the bedding provides cushioning for your horse’s legs is critical to the health of your horse’s legs.