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

Solid Floor
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.

Rubber Matting
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

With virtually all beddings except pellets you can change over gradually, introducing Equibed at each top up, slowly replacing the existing bed.

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.