Hemp Bedding For Horses
“Give a horse what he needs and he will give you his heart” ~Anonymous
Horses are not a hobby, they are a lifestyle. They are poetry in motion. Benjamin Disraeli said, “A cantor is a cure for every evil”.
Horse lovers know the value of owning a horse cannot be expressed in numbers. They receive more from the horse than they give.
Your horse depends upon you for comfort and safety, at Old Dominion Hemp, we are dedicated to offering superior hemp bedding for horses. There are many varieties of horse stall bedding on the market.
We devoted a great deal of time to research and development, and found that Hemp bedding far exceeds that of other animal bedding.
Why Hemp Horse Bedding?
Hemp Bedding takes the lead when considering which type of horse bedding to use. Our bedding minimizes labor, expense and environmental concerns while maximizing good horse care. These qualities make Hemp the all around champion when choosing bedding for horses
Good horse care includes manure management, fly control, equine health and comfort.
Did you know that Hemp has natural fly repellent properties?
Bedding is a critical element of good horse care. At Old Dominion Hemp we are proud to supply bedding material that is good for your horse, you and the environment.You and your horse will love hemp bedding like we do at Old Dominion Hemp and here are the reasons why:
Hemp is Very Absorbent
Hemp animal bedding is made from the soft core of the Hemp plant stem, producing very soft, warm bedding that absorbs four times its weight. This increase in soaking capacity will keep your horses dry longer than horse bedding made from wood shavings or straw. Stay Dry!
Hemp Diminishes Dust
Horses are obligatory nose breathers. They can only breathe through their nose. Hemp bedding is very low in particulates. This is critical when limiting respiratory and other life threatening health risks. Hemp has no phenols and isn’t palatable to horses, further increasing its health benefits. If your horse has a sensitivity to allergens, low dust bedding is a must. We also benefit from less dust. Breathe Easy!
Hemp Curtails Ammonia Odors in Horse Stalls
When hemp bedding is used, urine goes straight to the bottom, keeping the surface clean and dry. Odors become trapped under the surface, reducing ammonia and other odors much better than wood chips or sawdust. Reducing odor helps control flies and makes a more pleasing environment for you and your horses. Smell Better!
Hemp Is Cost Effective and Economically Stimulating
Hemp horse bedding lasts longer. Stalls won’t need to be mucked out as often. You and your pocketbook will benefit from less labor. Transport, maintenance and storage costs are reduced when using Hemp horse bedding. Work smarter not harder. Clean living areas are essential to great horse care and using hemp bedding reduces related costs. When you choose Hemp for horses you are also contributing to an economic revival.
Hemp Is Eco Friendly
Not only does Hemp compost twice as fast as wood chips and sawdust, it produces four times as much pulp as wood per acre. Purchasing Hemp products support a growing industry that has a positive effect on our environment and our economy. Hemp can be used for fuel, paper, heating and building materials. Pressed seed cakes make great animal food. Hemp is a green, green, green!
Product Installation For Horses
One bale of Old Dominion Hemp animal bedding weighs 33 pounds.
Each bale opens to 11 cubic feet of coverage per bale of hemp hurd.
Application for a 12×12 stall requires 3-5 bales as a base, adding 1 bale every 3-7 days.
Installation Video & Review
Applications For Horse Stalls
Our clients use a wide variety of applications for utilizing our bedding. Provided below are a couple of these techniques, based on a 12×12 stall size. Variations in usage will exist due to: Horse habits, cleaning regime.
DEEP BEDDING SYSTEM
- 4-5 bales for Base
- Add 1 bale for replenishing every 5 to 8 days
RUNNING BEDDING SYSTEM
- 4-5 bales for base
- Stall cleanout for replacement after 3 to 5 weeks
BLENDED BEDDING SYSTEM
- 2-3 bales of hemp plus 1-2 bales straw, paper or pine
- Add 1 bale of hemp every 5 to 8 days to the mixture