Absorb Bedding

A revolutionary new product produced by our innovative team, Bed-Down Absorb is ultra-absorbent for both urine and ammonia, massively reducing ammonia levels in the stable to safeguard your horse’s health.

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Bed-Down Absorb

Virtually dust free, Bed-Down Absorb, wood and straw pellets, is great to use with rubber matting, on its own or as a litter base under straw, shavings or other Bed-Down bedding products to improve performance and absorbency, saving you precious time and money.

Bed-Down Absorb Equine Bedding

Bed-Down Absorb increases in volume during use soaking up the wet so making daily mucking out unnecessary while its natural ammonia deodorising properties keep the stable smelling fresh. The addition of an anti-bacterial agent also helps to keep the stable fresh and hygienic.

Bed-Down Absorb is economical to use and as waste is kept to a minimum muck heaps are smaller, easier to manage and cheaper to remove. When rotted down Bed-Down Absorb makes a good quality fertiliser for your garden.

How to make the perfect Absorb bed

For an average 12’ x 12’ (4m x 4m) stable you will need approximately 6 bags of Bed-Down Absorb. Spread an even layer over the stable floor or rubber matting. Sprinkle the pellets with approximately 2 litres of water per bag using a watering can with a “rose” attachment. Do not over water. However, watering is optional.

A lot of Absorb users prefer to use the pellets dry as it is much quicker to lay the bed and begin the absorption process compared with other pelleted products which need wetting because they have a hard outer shell which impedes moisture uptake. If you have any comments on whether you prefer to wet the pellets or not please let us know.

Using a fork with narrow tines remove droppings and wet patches regularly bringing in dry bedding from the outer edges of the stable. Top up with Bed-Down Absorb by adding the new bedding to the outside edges of the stable, this will help to keep the bedding fresh.

During periods of very dry weather it may be necessary to sprinkle the bed with fresh water to prevent the pellets from drying out.

How to use as a deep litter base
Bed-Down Absorb can be used as a base for other bedding by either covering the whole stable floor or the section where excessive wetness occurs.

Sprinkle the pellets with approximately 2 litres of water per bag using a watering can with a “rose” attachment. Do not over water.

Leave the bed for 20 minutes while the pellets absorb the water. Any remaining whole pellets will break down when the horse soils the bed. Add the additional bedding on the top of the Bed-Down Absorb.

Remove droppings regularly and top up the additional bedding as required. Do not disturb the Bed-Down Absorb base until it becomes saturated. Take back the additional bedding to uncover the Bed-Down Absorb base and then remove the saturated base and top up with fresh Bed-Down Absorb.

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Absorb Features

The features & benefits of using Bed-Down Absorb bedding...

Absorbency, drainage & durability

Absorb dramatically improves bedding drainage and durability.

Dust free - Easy Breathe™

Unique advanced multiple dust extraction process, Easy Breathe™, removes hazardous airborne dust particles to protect sensitive equine respiration.

Horse health

Absorb reduces ammonia levels in the stable and is great for healthier for hooves. It also features an anti-bacteria agent and is fragranced for a fresh environment.

Value for money

Economical to use and makes your horses bed last much longer.

Sustainable and environment friendly

Sustainably sourced from Norfolk wheat straw and softwood shavings, a by-product of a local wood mill. Environmentally friendly, it biodegrades within 4 to 8 months, keeping waste to a minimum and reducing the size of your muckheap!

Bale Sizes

Available from our stockists in 10kg bags.


Introducing the new Bed-Down Bale

We've thought a lot about our new bale design and we have to say we're pretty proud of it!
Easy Breathe Dust Extraction

The dust extraction process in all Bed-Down products is highly beneficial to your horses respiratory health.

Double Sealed for freshness

Our new bale design is double sealed which ensures all Bed-Down bedding products stay fresher for longer.

Excel Classic Bale
New Ergonomic Design

We have totally redesigned the shape of all Bed-Down bales making them easier to handle, store and transport.

Now available in two sizes

We felt the need for a more manageable bale size for events and storage, so our range is now available in the Classic 'Slim' bale size and the new Handy Bale size.


Meet the Bed-Down Horse Bedding Range

A range of equine bedding products crafted using the very finest ingredients for you and your horse.

Bed-Down Excel


Bed-Down Excel bedding is a soft blend of chopped golden Norfolk wheat straw and softwood shavings that guarantees an absorbent, comfortable and durable bed.

Bed-Down Excel Plus

Excel Plus

Excel plus is specifically for performance horses or those that suffer from respiratory conditions - Microcote™ helps reduce airborne dust particles in the stable.

Bed-Down Rapasorb


Bed-Down Rapasorb is the most absorbent bedding in our range. Rapasorb is made from quality rape straw is perfect for wet-stables and horses which are on a restricted diet.

Bed-Down Lavender Shavings

Lavender Shavings

Bed-Down Lavender Shavings is the original lavender scented equine bedding loved by horses and their owners alike. Lavender Shavings is made from top quality softwood shavings.

Bed-Down Pure Shavings

Pure Shavings

Pure Shavings offers a highly absorbent dust free cushioning base crafted from timber into the finest quality softwood flakes to create a supportive bed for joint and hoof health.

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Why choose Bed-Down bedding?

We're the 'stable' choice for all your horse and animal bedding needs!

We love our animals

At Bed-Down we love our horses and poultry as much as you do which is why that same love and care goes into every product we make.

Save time & money

Bed-Down's range of bedding products is renowned for it's ultra absorbent properties, meaning less time mucking out your stable and big savings in your pocket.

Customer Care

The Bed-Down Team are always on hand to help you find the appropriate bedding for your equine friend. We understand your horse is as unique as you!