Horse matting is used in horse stables and stalls to provide several benefits for both the horse and the stable owner. Here are the benefits of using horse matting:


1. Comfort and Support: Horse mats offer a comfortable and supportive surface for the horse to stand and lie down on. The mats provide cushioning, reducing the pressure on the horse's joints and hooves, which can help prevent injuries and alleviate discomfort.

2. Hygiene and Cleanliness: Mats create a smooth and level surface that is easy to clean and maintain. They can be swept or hosed down, allowing for efficient removal of manure, urine, and debris, which helps in maintaining a clean and hygienic environment for the horse.

3. Reduced Bedding Usage: By using horse mats, the need for traditional bedding materials such as straw or shavings can be reduced.This not only saves on bedding costs but also minimizes waste and labor required for daily stall cleaning.

4. Improved Drainage: Many mats have a textured surface that allows liquids to drain through, preventing puddling and promoting a drier stall environment. This can be especially beneficial for horses with respiratory issues or when the weather is wet.

5. Enhanced Hoof Health: Horse mats can help prevent thrush and other hoof-related problems by keeping the horse's hooves dry and clean.

6. Prevents Digging and Pawing: Horses can sometimes dig or paw at the ground in stalls, leading to uneven surfaces and increased bedding wastage. Horse mats create a stable and firm surface that discourages this behavior.

7. Longevity and Durability: High-quality horse mats are durable and long-lasting, providing a reliable and stable flooring solution for many years.

8. Safety: Horse mats reduce the risk of slipping and provide a secure footing for the horse, which can be especially important during activities such as foaling or when horses are being worked or exercised in indoor arenas. 

It is essential to choose appropriate horse mats that are designed for equine use. Our horse mats are specifically manufactured to withstand the weight and activities of horses. We provide proper installation and regular maintenance of the mats to ensure they continue to provide the intended benefits for both the horse and the owner.

Should you have any questions or matting requirements, please feel free to reach out to the Elite Equine Group team as we are happy to assist. 

Written by Gemma Callanan

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