Horse and arena owners have many choices when it comes to bedding for their horses’ stalls. Wood chip bedding can provide many positive results for horses.
¨ High Absorbency this allows for less bacterial growth and keeps ammonia lower
¨ Processed wood provides clean and dust-free chips without toxics or causing respiratory issues
¨ Reduces the amount of stall maintenance, but remember to clean stall daily for the health of the horse(s).
¨ Provides traction in the stall for the horse(s)
¨ Eliminates spores and dust often found in other forms of stall and arena bedding
¨ Keeps the number of flies down
¨ Lowers hydro carbons diminishing hives and coughing
¨ More economical because you use less
Providing quality bedding for your horse(s) can eliminate many health and safety issues for your horse(s). It is important that a horses’ stall be cleaned of soiled bedding at least once a day. This allows for a good place for the horse to bed, safety, and keeps bacteria growth down.
To clean your horse’s stall do the following:
¨ Make sure you have your equipment – shovel, wheelbarrow, and pitch fork
¨ Clear solid and wet waste from stall with shovel
¨ Move the remaining clean bedding to the side of the stall
¨ Sweep the floor clear with the pitch fork
¨ Clear the bedding of the walls of the stall
¨ Keep a high bank around the sides of the stall for warmth
¨ Empty the wheelbarrow contents in the waste pile
¨ Clean wheelbarrow thoroughly
¨ Add clean bedding to wheelbarrow and cover floor until you cannot feel through the bedding to the floor
¨ Clean all water buckets and provide clean fresh water
¨ Provide fresh hay in rack
For further information regarding quality stall bedding you can contact AMC Consolidated for further details.