The popularity of “go green” has been ingrained into our everyday lives. You may be pleasantly surprised to learn you can make environmentally-friendly choices when it comes to your horse’s bedding, too. Just follow the three R’s: Reduce, Recycle and Reuse.
Reduce: Stalls bedded with wood shavings, straw, sawdust and shredded newspapers absorb a lot of moisture. These materials need to be constantly changed and disposed of to ensure dryness. Reducing the amount of bedding you use reduces the amount going into your local landfill. Reducing total material and waste is one way to “go green”.
Recycle: Although you shouldn’t “recycle” bedding for obvious hygienic reasons, consider using bedding materials that are themselves recycled, such as newspaper or sawdust. And consider the actual stall comfort product that contains recycled shoe soles or tire rubber, even recycled memory foam! Considering already recycled products is another way to “go green”.
Reuse: Choose mattresses designed to last horse after horse, year after year. Unsure about the lifespan of your mattress? Ask about the warranty! Reusing mattresses designed to last time & time again is the last way to “go green” we will discuss in this blog.
Participating in the movement “Go green” is easier with SmartStall™, a foam mattress manufactured by IGK Equestrian. This bedding option reduces wasted materials, eliminates potential hygienic problems caused by “recycled” bedding, and lastly ensures durability and comfort for years to come.
Let IGK Equestrian know, how do you practice “go green” when it comes to bedding?