Carefully cut open all the bags and fold back the plastic as shown. To 'activate' the pellets, each bag will require 5-7 litres of water — approximately half a standard bucket. Slowly pour the water into the bag opening and leave the pellets to swell.
Within 15-20 minutes, the pellets will have absorbed all the water and expanded to around three times their original size. Shown here is a bag before and after water has been added: notice how 'activated' bedding has swollen in size.
Empty the bedding out onto the stable floor. The pellets will have transformed into a soft, fluffy but dense bed, and there should be some pellets that have not broken down.
With a fork, spread the bedding out evenly into the desired area and make up any banks.
Remove solids and completely saturated patches daily. Verdo Horse Bedding separates from manure and remains in the stable, so less bedding is wasted and you will notice that your muck heap will be greatly reduced.
One to two bags of Verdo Horse Bedding per week will be a sufficient quantity to replenish lost bedding. Activate the bag(s) in the usual way or in a wheelbarrow. If your horse is particularly wet, you can always add unactivated pellets to the bed.
If you have a particularly clean horse, or during periods of dry weather, we recommend dampening your bed down with a fine spray of water to avoid it drying out. This will then ensure that your horse’s bed keeps the same consistency and moisture content all year round.
... and what does the horse think?
Initially, your horse will be curious about the unfamiliar bedding. However, they will soon be very happy with their comfy new bed — plus, with all the amazing benefits that changing to Verdo Horse Bedding brings, we know you'll be happy too.