Wood pellet horse bedding is increasingly seen as a more economical, environmentally friendly and time saving alternative to straw or hay. The wood pellets are lighter colour than similar pellets used for wood fuel, as they are specifically designed with horse comfort and preference in mind. When water is added, they expand to form a soft, fluffy and supportive bed – perfect for horses with arthritis and similar joint problems.
The high absorbency of wood pellets means less is needed, and so customers save money in comparison to using hay or straw. The ammonia in urine is also absorbed well, which reduces unpleasant smells. In addition, wood pellets often smell of pine. The fast absorbancy ensures good hygiene, and during manufacturing, the pellets are heated to kill off any unwanted bugs, so it is entirely safe for your horse.
Wood pellets are often much cleaner than other types of bedding, as it is easy to see the wet patches amongst the light colour, allowing quick and easy removal of dirty bedding. The low dust levels mean it can be used with horses who have respiratory problems. In addition, the sustainable and eco-friendly nature of wood pellets make it a popular choice, providing a renewable and long-term solution.