Excel Plus Bedding

Bed-Down Excel Plus equine bedding has been specifically designed for performance horses or those that suffer from respiratory conditions.

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Bed-Down Excel Plus

Bed-Down Excel Plus

Excel Plus combines our revolutionary patented Microcote™ and Easy Breathe™ along with eucalyptus additives ensuring Excel Plus gives the clean and fresh environment essential to minimise breathing problems - so vital for competition and performance horses who want to win.

Bed-Down Excel Plus Equine Bedding

Bed-Down Excel Plus horse bedding has been developed for competition and performance horses or those that are at risk of or suffer from respiratory conditions. Based on our popular Excel bale, Bed-Down Excel Plus has our unique patented formula Microcote added to help to reduce airborne dust particles.

Microcote has been designed by Bed-Down to lock up any dust produced after the dust extraction process. General day to day wear on any bedding will produce dust but Microcote will significally reduce dust levels in the stable as it “traps” dust particles and prevents them being inhaled by the horse. Microcote is harmless to both horses and humans and does not contravene any Jockey Club regulations.

Bed-Down Excel Plus horse bedding offers the same great benefits as standard Excel. It spreads up to 1/3rd further than an equivalent sized bale of softwood shavings and by chopping the wheat straw Bed-Down Excel Plus is easier to use than traditional baled long straw. Bed-Down Excel Plus horse bedding makes a warm, durable and comfortable bedding for your horse and is great value for you. We also add a pleasant lemon fragrance to act as an effective unappetiser and to help to keep the stable fresh.

Bed-Down Excel Plus is made from sustainable wheat straw and the shavings are a by product of the wood mill industry. Excel Plus degrades in 4-8 months and as it is very absorbent waste is kept to a minimum making your muck heap smaller.

How to make the perfect Excel Plus bed

You can make a fresh Bed-Down bed on a clean rubber mat or conventional stable floor, or gradually combine with other bedding as part of your usual maintenance routine. You’ll be able to appreciate the full product benefits once you’ve removed all existing bedding.

How many bags will I need to create a new bed?
You’ll need about 6 Classic? Bales for a typical 12’ x 12’ (3.6m x 3.6m) stable. This will create a deep comfy bed once the bedding is spread out and fluffed up.

How do I replace an existing bed with new Bed-Down bales?
Add new bedding to the outside of the bed, gradually moving existing bedding towards the center as more new bedding is added. Keep adding new bedding to the outside of the bed until all old bedding has been removed. 

What’s the most economical way to maintain a clean, dry bed in my stable?

  • To maintain a good depth, add 1-1.5 fresh Classic Bales per week (depending on your horse’s needs).
  • Remove droppings and tidy the bed daily, remembering to fluff the bedding in the areas you’ve cleaned.
  • Remove wet bedding patches weekly, topping up with fresh Bed-Down bedding.

You can easily split a Classic 20kg Bale in half by following the instructions on the side of the packaging – or add extra freshness and convenience by using a Handy 10kg Bale.

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Excel Plus Features

The features & benefits of using Bed-Down Excel Plus bedding...

Our unique advanced multiple dust extraction process, Easy Breathe™, removes hazardous airborne dust particles to protect sensitive equine respiration. Even better, we combine it with Microcote™, a patented additive designed to reduce dust particles created by the general day to day wear on any bedding by “trapping” those and preventing them being inhaled by the horse.

High quality Norfolk wheat straw improves bedding drainage and durability while softwood shavings are absorbent, creating a soft, dry, comfortable bed for your horse and reducing risks of ammonia.

The added natural lemon fragrance eucalyptus discourages nibbling, making Excel Plus the perfect choice for horses on a restricted diet and for those with sensitive stomachs - and keeps your stable smell fresh!

Economical to use, Excel Plus spreads up to 35% further than an equivalent sized bales of softwood shavings alone.

Naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, our straw is stored undercover and moisture tested before being processed and our softwood flakes are always slowly and consistently dried to achieve optimal absorption.

Sustainably sourced from Norfolk wheat straw and softwood shavings, a by-product of a local wood mill. Environmentally friendly, it bio-degrades within 4 to 8 months, keeping waste to a minimum and reducing the size of your muck heap! And of course our straw is sourced as locally as possible in Norfolk to minimise its environmental impact.

Available from our stockists in Classic Bale (20kg) and Handy Bale (10kg) sizes.


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 Plus 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!