Rubber Flooring for lying areas, shelters and stables
Giving your horse a better life includes the ability for them to sleep and rest well
Providing a supportive surface is key to horses' rest and recovery
Sleep is critical biological requirement for horses due to its restorative properties. Therefore, sleep quality can influence the overall welfare of the horse including cognitive ability such as focus and learning.
By providing an environment where the horse can comfortably rest without the natural psychological fears of predation, you can quickly take steps to giving your horses a better quality of life.
More benefits of the right flooring in rest areas:
Softness and cushioning elements within specific materials provide support to the whole body including joints, tendons and ligaments.
Compared to a concrete floor, when horses get up and down, there are no slipping, cuts or sores.
Rest & Recovery
Comfortable materials and a safe environment encourages rest and REM sleep, vital for recovery.
Softer floors helps to increase blood flow to critical parts of the hoof and lower leg which encourages faster recovery.
Comfortable surfaces are no longer reliant on bedding so less can be used which reduces dust and respiratory issues.
If hygiene control is important for the application then a 1 piece surface is the most reliable option. No gaps for ammonia and bacteria to build up and easy to clean.
Savings & Efficiency
By reducing bedding you'll have less mucking out which saves bedding replenishment costs and labour input. It's also easier on your back!
Overall reduced maintenance costs is a step towards more efficient and sustainable horse keeping.