Purchasing Rubber Mats for Horses

Rubber mats for horses are not a new idea. No matter what type of stall bedding you choose to use, rubber mats can help to keep your stalls clean and sanitary. Rubber stall mats come in many shapes and sizes. They can be cut to fit your specific stall size or they can be ordered for custom fitting in horse trailers and wash or walking areas.

Many mats are designed to lock together. The edges of the mats can look almost like a puzzle piece. This allows the mats to be connected and to cover larger areas without rolling up. The mats can be made of several types of materials including rubber or plastic. Rubber mats tend to last the longest with little wear over time.

If your horses are performance horses or if you are showing your horses, mats can help to protect their hooves. The use of matting install areas makes manure easier to remove. Removing manure daily can protect your horse from common ailments like thrush or seedy toe. It can also provide for better and cleaner air in the barn.

Purchasing this product can take a little bit of research? You will need to choose the shape and style and material that will suit your needs. You will also need to make arrangements to have the product delivered or you will need a truck that is large enough to haul the mats to your barn or home. Many of these mats can be rolled to make the deliver easier.

Once you’ve chosen the type of product that you want, you will need to install the matting correctly. Placing them on an uneven surface is not recommended. You will need to clear your space or stall and then make sure the base for the mat is clean and even. Small rocks or sand can be used to even the stall area. It is also recommended that you place the mats over areas of the barn that have mud or drainage issues.

Place the mats into the stall and cut the edges as recommended by the manufacturer. This will allow the product to lie flat on the flooring and keep it from rolling up or bending down. The mats, when placed correctly, can last many years. The bedding for the area can then be placed over the matting. Many people choose wood shavings or bedding designed specifically for horses. You can check with your veterinarian for the best bedding for your area.