How to Use Equibed
Equibed Shavings provide a high volume ‘spread’ from every bale and an excellent structure to the bed if you follow the guidelines below.
Putting Down Your Equibed
12′ X 12′
Without banks: 6 – 7 bales, initially
With banks: 7 – 8 bales, initially
Empty bales onto floor and using a conventional shavings fork, spread evenly round the stable to 8-9 inches in depth. This level will settle to less in the first week.
12′ X 12′
4 – 6 bales (according to area of mats being covered)
To be effective, a minimum of the mattered area ( preferably a half) should be covered to 6-8 inches deep. Providing the stable has mats right up to the stable door, it is worth brushing up to a line, at least a metre in from the door and keeping water and hay on/above the un-bedded mat area either side of the door.
Changing over from other beddings
A combination of Equisorb Flax and Equibed Shavings make a very compatible bed with the Equisorb on the bottom ( acting as an absorbent workhorse) and the Equibed on top providing structure and ‘finish’ to the bed as a whole.