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Type of stable bedding: flax & the BeddingMaster

Updated: Sep 26, 2023

At Valetudo Stables we mainly use wood fiber as bedding, which is why our promo video of the BeddingMaster is made with wood fiber. However, the BeddingMaster has been developed to be used with various types of stable litter with a maximum material size of 15mm in diameter.

Flax

One of the most commonly used types of bedding for horse stables is flax and the BeddingMaster has also been tested well with this. We would also like to show you how flax works, which is why we have filled the box of our Miss Bonfire VS with this stable litter in recent days. For 5 days we made real-time recordings of cleaning and keeping her box clean. No frills, just the way things really work here.


Day 1: a good start is half the battle

What do we pay attention to when using flax (and other stable bedding) as bedding for the horse box? The first tip: a good foundation is extremely important. Use a thick layer of litter; we use half a bale per square meter of stable surface. With this good base layer, only one bale per week is needed to keep the stable clean. The BeddingMaster sieves the manure from the clean litter and is therefore very economical, provided there is a good basis. With a thick base layer of stable bedding, the urine forms a lump that cannot be broken. This prevents wet litter from mixing with dry litter.

Day 2: a clean stable, simple and quick

Day 3 & 4: a clean stable, simple and quickly becomes routine work

Day 5: Remove wet spots

A clean box takes an average of less than 2.5 minutes per day. Watch the Miss Bonfire VS box for 5 days


For 5 days we made real-time recordings of cleaning and keeping her box clean. No frills, just the way things really work here. The YouTube playlist with all 5 recordings is in this blog, so that anyone who missed it can still watch it.




BeddingMaster saves time and costs

Type of stable bedding: flax & the BeddingMaster

With the BeddingMaster you can quickly and easily clean the stable. The machine sieves the horse manure from the litter and does the hard work for you. This saves you time and costs on litter. We keep the boxes very clean quickly through the cleaning routine with the BeddingMaster. This saves us a lot of time, which we spend with love with our horses. On average, we spend less than 2.5 minutes per box per day on mucking out and keeping it clean. In addition, we save half a bale of bedding per horse per week.



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