Cushionbed FAQ

What is Cushionbed?

Cushionbed is a seasoned natural woodfibre bedding system.

 

How many bales of Cushioned do you need for a stable?

For an average size stable 12′ x 12′ you will need 8 to 9 bales. Use the remainder to bank up the sides and back to reduce the chance of casting.

 

Can Cushionbed be used on rubber matting?

Yes. We have many top class equestrian people who use the product on rubber matting.

 

Is Cushionbed easy to dispose of?

Unlike shavings, many farmers are happy to spread Cushionbed on a field. It also can be used on muddy pathways and gateways. Disposal is easy and because less bedding is used, removal costs are reduced.

 

Is Cushionbed dusty?

We have many successes with horses suffering COPD, and other equine respiratory problems have been greatly eased when using this product.

 

Is Cushionbed absorbent?

Cushionbed is very absorbent and works well on either a daily mucking out or a semi-deep litter system. Because of efficient absorbency, there is less ammonia odour. Farriers recommend the use of Cushionbed to improve thrush conditions and poor hoof quality; as the dampness is drained away efficiently from the top surface to the bed base.

 

What is the size of the bales?

They are approx 20kg each, the average size of horse bedding bales.

 

Can the pallets of Cushionbed be stored outside?

Yes, they can. The pallet is covered with a plastic foil and a plastic hooding for the top of the bales.

 

How many bales would you use in an average stable during the week?

One and a half bales to top up a stable every week.

 

How quickly can I have Cushionbed delivered?

On small orders, within 5 working days, on larger orders, within approx 5- 7 working days.

 

Are horses tempted to eat Cushionbed?

We have exported Cushionbed to the Middle East where this was their biggest concern and we did not have any negative feedback. Sue Dyson, the vet from Newmarket, quoted that she could not see any reasons why horses would eat Cushionbed.

 

Is Cushionbed free from contaminates?

During manufacture there is a very strict screening process, which includes magnets and filtering systems to remove any foreign objects.

 

What is the difference between Cushionbed and shavings?

Cushionbed does not fluff around like shavings. The horse stays cleaner, with no particles in the coat or tail. The dust content in shavings varies considerably.

 

Is Cushionbed good for leg problems?

Cushionbed is a very stable surface for young ligaments and vets recommend its supportive qualities for injured tendons and laminitic conditions.