Rapasorb Bedding

Rapasorb is a highly absorbent bedding made from quality rape straw, dust extracted to safeguard horses' respiratory health. 

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Bed-Down Rapasorb

Bed-Down Rapasorb

Naturally unpalatable, it's perfect for horses on a restricted diet and a great alternative to more expensive hemp and flax products.

Bed-Down Rapasorb Equine Bedding

Bed-Down Rapasorb horse bedding is manufactured from high quality rape straw which is chopped to expose the highly absorbent inner pith and dust extracted with our EASY BREATHE™ process to safeguard respiratory health. A pleasant fragrance is also added to keep the stable fresh for you and your horse.

Rapasorb is more absorbent than conventional straw and it is also very durable, warm and comfortable ensuring that your horse will be happy and safe when stabled. Unlike conventional straw products Rapasorb is naturally unpalatable and so it is suitable for horses that are on a restricted diet. Rapasorb is also a great alternative to more expensive Hemp and Flax products.

Rapasorb is made from sustainable rape straw which will degrade in 3-6 months. As Rapasorb is highly absorbent waste is kept to a minimum making your muck heap smaller.

Bed-Down Rapasorb is also great for poultry and game birds.

How to make the perfect Rapasorb 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. Rapasorb works best by establishing a bed of between 3” – 4” as this will allow wet to filter through to the base and the top will stay dry and clean. Rapasorb can be mucked out fully daily but for the best and most economical result follow guidance below.

How many bags will I need to create a new bed?
You’ll need about 6 Classic bales for a typical 12’ x 12’ (around 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 centre 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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Rapasorb Features

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

Wet stables

The high quality Norfolk rape straw is chopped to expose the highly absorbent inner pith, resulting in a durable, warm, dry bed making it the obvious choice for wet stables.

Dust free - Easy Breathe™

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

Restricted diet

Naturally unpalatable for horses on a restricted diet.

Value for money

Economical and highly effective alternative to more expensive Hemp and Flax products.


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

Sustainable and environment friendly

The sustainable rape straw degrades in 3-6 months, keeping your muckheap to a minimum. And of course our straw is sourced as locally as possible in Norfolk to minimise its environmental impact.

Bale Sizes

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.

Rapasorb Bedding
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!