Traditional Bedding

Traditional is our new superior quality bedding made from high quality Norfolk wheat straw to keep your horses happier and healthier.

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Bed-Down Traditional

Bed-Down Traditional has a pleasant fragrance that is added to keep the stable fresh for you and your horse.

Bed-Down Traditional Equine Bedding

Bed-Down Traditional undergoes our EASYBREATHE™ dust extraction process to safeguard your horse’s respiratory health. This process makes Traditional very consistent so bale after bale you can be sure that Traditional is always clean, soft and safe for your horse as well as great value.  Traditional is also quicker, cleaner and easier to use than long straw and easier to store.

The fragrance is a very effective unappetiser making Bed-Down Traditional suitable for horses that are on a restricted diet.

Bed-Down Traditional is made from sustainable wheat straw and will degrade in 3-6 months. As it is more absorbent than long straw Bed-Down Traditional will keep your muck heap smaller and more manageable.

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

How to make the perfect Traditional 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 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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Excel Features

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

Absorbency, drainage & durability

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.

Dust free - Easy Breathe™

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

Restricted diet

The fragrance is a very effective unappetiser making Bed-Down Traditional suitable for horses that are on a restricted diet.

Value for money

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

Sustainable and environment friendly

Traditional is fully compostable and environmentally friendly, degrading quicker than shavings, wood pellets and wood fibre – keeping waste to a minimum and providing a brilliant medium for compost bins. 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) size.


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.

Traditional 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!