How To Spot Signs of Depression in Horses

How To Spot Signs of Depression in Horses

Mental Health awareness is very important to many of us, and it’s equally vital that highlight the struggles our equine companions can face, including how to spot signs of depression in horses....

Equine Health Advice & Articles

Promoting preventative horse health care

The stable isn’t a naturally healthy environment for horses. In major national surveys we have carried out during the past two years, we have found that around 40% of horse owners in the UK experience equine health problems that require veterinary treatment and/or box rest for their horses during the winter months – the period when the majority of horses in the UK spend a minimum of 12 hours a day in their stables.

Equine veterinary research confirms our findings that over half of these cases are due to respiratory and hoof disease. The majority of these serious problems could be prevented by better stable management – including the use of better quality, low dust bedding.

We designed and developed Bedmax shavings nearly 20 years ago specifically to help prevent horses from suffering these serious, stable-related horse health problems.

Now we want to help spread the message that vets are promoting: Don’t let your horse suffer. Prevention is far better for you, your horse and your pocket than cure.

Calm Horses During Bonfire Night

Calm Horses During Bonfire Night

Fireworks are a major cause of stress, panic and injury for horses and ponies, so it’s worth thinking about how you will keep your horse calm and safe this year. There’s a useful...

Cutting Costs Without Compromising Horse Health

Cutting Costs Without Compromising Horse Health

The cost of living is rising  dramatically and keeping a horse is becoming increasingly expensive. So cutting costs without compromising their horses’ health and wellbeing is...

Dust-extracted and dust-free horse bedding

Dust-extracted and dust-free horse bedding

What does it really mean and why are low-dust and dust-free bedding products important to the health of your horse? Go into any equine retailer and you’ll see a plethora of...

How to cope with a heatwave with horses

How to cope with a heatwave with horses

Summer is finally here. The summer sunshine is glorious but can be challenging for horses. Here are our top Bedmax tips for protecting your horse from the intense summer heat...

Bedmax National Equine Health Survey 2022

Bedmax National Equine Health Survey 2022

Every year we conduct a National Equine Health Survey, the primary purpose of which is to check the extent and nature of equine health issues experienced by UK owners.Our Survey...

Peter ‘Spike’ Milligan – The Equine Vet

Peter ‘Spike’ Milligan – The Equine Vet

Peter ‘Spike’ Milligan is a highly experienced equine vet who specialises in the management of performance horses. In 2020 Spike set up his own operation, Spike Milligan...

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Helping You Avoid The NOPS Risk

Minimising contamination by Naturally Occurring Prohibited Substances…

Bedmax has become the first equine bedding company to achieve NOPS accreditation, under a new scheme launched by the British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) in January 2021.

The new BETA NOPS Bedding badge you will see on our bags certifies that the risk of contamination by naturally occurring prohibited substances has been proactively minimised in the production of all of our bedding products: Bedmax, Littlemax and Stockmax shavings, and our new Strawmax straw pellet bedding.

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Tips to avoid the second biggest killer of horses and ponies.

Mud Fever

Mud fever is one of the most common equine health problems owners face.

RespiratoRy Disease

How to recognise if your horse is displaying or developing symptoms of respiratory disease.

The 6 Health Risks

Ensure your horse’s stable environment as healthy as possible.

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Bedmax Bedding Products

Bedmax bedding products are purpose made to provide an ideal bedding for horses and ponies. They are made at three dedicated production plants in the UK, from fresh timber sourced from renewable UK forestry. Bedmax bedding has been developed to offer owners a natural bedding that would help address the issues that threaten the health and welfare of horses in stables.


Our large flake dust extracted pine shavings


All the benefits of Bedmax in a lighter form


A healthy, absorbent and economical bedding option


The ideal bedding for many other animals, large and small


The sustainable alternative to logs for winter and summer