- hemp bedding for horses
is a very absorbent, dust free, equine bedding material manufactured
from the soft centre of the hemp plant.
The hemp plants used in Aubiose horse
bedding are grown n France without the use of herbicides,
pesticides or funcides.
The benefits are that the raw material is then graded into particles
and thoroughly dust extracted - making it a suitable bedding for
horses or ponies with Respiratory
It takes around 6 - 8 bales of Aubiose to create the initial
bed in a typical 12 foot X 12 foot stable.
Having laid the horse's bed you then need to
sprinkle the Aubiose with water - about 1 gallon of water for
each bale used. The purpose of this is to activate the bedding's
sponge-like properties. You will soon get to know how much water
to apply - as you'll realise the hemp bedding is highly absorbent.
As it has natural absorbent qualities, similar to a sponge, Aubiose
is said to be capable of absorbing 12 times more water than straw
and 4 times more than wood shavings.
Because the Aubiose bedding is so absorbent,
and because it also traps smells and ammonia, you can keep a deep
litter bed and still have a pleasant smelling stable for your
The important thing to remember about a hemp bed for your horse
is to disturb it as little as possible.
This equine bedding is easy to maintain - saving you time and
money, while providing your horse or pony with a comfortable and
All you need to do when mucking out Aubiose
bed is to remove the droppings daily and level the bed with a
rake. Then, once a week, rake the dry bedding to one side and
take out the wet bedding. You can add fresh Aubiose as necessary
to top up your horse's bed. The average use is
between half and one bale a week.
There is no problem with disposing of Aubiose Bedding as it decomposes
quickly into a highly fertile organic fertilizer.
Cost wise the bales are more expensive to buy than other types
of equine bedding such as wood shavings. But
as you need to use less - Aubiose can still work out to be very
Many horse owners have reported saving up to a third on the cost
of bedding when they have switched to using Aubiose.
A similar product called Hemcore Bedding is
manufactured in Essex in the United Kingdom from hemp plants grown
in the UK.
Hemp bedding products are usually supplied packed
into heat sealed polythene bags for easy storage.