Littlemax Features & Benefits

Ultra Low Dust

Dust can seriously damage your horse’s respiratory system. Our shavings have one of the lowest levels of dust and spores on the market.

Provides Support for Hooves

The combination of smaller flake sizes offers excellent support under hoof. We also dry Littlemax to a controlled moisture content to prevent hooves from drying out and cracking.

Manages Moisture

Littlemax’s fine shavings are excellent at draining urine from the surface of the bed to be absorbed at the base, keeping the surface dry. This also reduces the risk of ammonia damage to horse’s lungs and hooves.

Cushions Hocks & Joints

Littlemax helps create a clean, supportive bed that encourages horses to lie down whilst proving cushioning for hocks and other joints.

Improves Rest

A comfortable, clean, natural bed encourages horses to lie down and rest properly allowing them to achieve necessary REM sleep.

Maintains Hygiene

We dry our shavings at sterilising temperatures during production for hygiene reasons.

What our customers say…

I have used many brands over the years but have always returned to Littlemax as the quality never changes and they are always guaranteed to be low dust. I am sure our horses, staff and event competitors appreciate all these benefits.

Margaret Hopkins

Stud Groom to The Duke of Beaufort’s Hunt and Stable Manager at Badminton Horse Trials


Your Questions Answered

Do you have any questions about Littlemax and how it is made?
We’ve tried to answer the most commonly asked ones here.

How does Littlemax differ from Bedmax?
Littlemax shavings are much finer and lighter making them whiter in colour too. This makes them super quick and easy to use for people who are on a tight time schedule.
Can bedding improve your horse’s performance?
Yes. Good quality bedding, and good bedding management, will encourage your horse to lie down to rest. It is true that horses can sleep standing up, however, they can only achieve deep REM sleep when lying down. Insufficient REM sleep will make your horse tired, grumpy and unable to perform to their full potential.
Is Littlemax dust free?

All our shavings, including Littlemax, are triple dust-extracted during production meaning they have one of the lowest levels of dust on the market.

Is Littlemax good for lamanitic ponies?

Yes. Littlemax provides excellent support under-hoof which is particularly important if a horse or pony is suffering from Laminitis due to the impact it can have on the pedal bone.

Where to Buy

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