Horse bedding

Brian Michaels

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While spring has officially sprung, it still feels like winter in many parts of the country. What are you doing to keep your horses warm? Some turn up the heat (literally) while others layer on blankets to provide warmth. However, what goes inside your horse’s body is just as important as what goes over it.

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Horses need lots of hydration to regulate their body temperatures. Be sure to provide your horse with enough drinking water that will not freeze over. One owner suggested a trick to keep the water from freezing by keeping an apple in the trough. The horse bobs for the apple and it prevents the water from freezing.

Horses also need to fill their bellies with food. According to equine specialist Dr. Carrie Hammer, DVM, for every 10-degree change below 30 degrees, a horse would need to eat two additional pounds of feed per day. So, throw in a few extra bales of hay when sheltering your horse in the winter.

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But perhaps one of the most important things you can do to keep horses warm is to give them extra bedding. Just make sure to keep it dry and clean to prevent waste-related illnesses.

If you’re looking for a safe and effective bedding product to keep your horses warm, look no further than Nature’s. Nature’s is made from non-allergenic Kiln dried pine, making it safe to use all year round. Nature’s high absorbency makes clean up quick and easy while leaving a fresh pine scent in your stable. To see if Nature’s is available at a feed and seed store near you, contact us.

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In the meantime, stay warm and let us know if there are any techniques you use to keep your horses toasty when it’s freezing.

Brian Michaels

Nature’s offers environmentally friendly and cost effective products for your animals. Nature’s bedding products are made of 100% kiln-dried pine. Kiln-dried pine delivers superior absorption, a natural fresh scent, and makes our product the safest choice.

Features & Benefits

  • Superior absorbency
  • Natural fresh Pine scent
  • Easier clean-up and reduced amounts of waste
  • Dust free
  • Compostable and biodegradable
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Made in the USA

Nature’s bedding products are available in:
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Shavings are available in 8, 10 and 12 cubic foot bales; Mini-flakes are available in 4.5 cubic foot bales; and Pellets are available in 40# bags.

Visit www.naturesbywoodgrain.com to learn more.

“Since I first found Nature’s about four years ago, I just won’t use anything else!!! They break up so much easier than the other brands, they smell wonderful, and their lighter color makes the stalls look nicer.” -Heidi Olds; Hilsboro, Oregon

Brian Michaels

Nature’s Horse Bedding proves to be successful against the competition.

Nature’s attended the Pomona Horse Expo this last weekend in Pomona, CA and had an amazing turnout.

Nature’s exhibited the bedding products of Pellets, Shavings and our new low dust Mini’s. As the only bedding exhibitor at the event there was a lot of traffic and interest in our absorption test which compares Nature’s products against many other products in the market. Over and over Nature’s comes out on top as more absorbent against the competition. Check it out for yourself at www.naturesbywoodgrain.com/bedding.

Nature’s Bedding products are made from 100% kiln-dried pine which allows for superior absorbency, elimination of urine odors and a naturally fresh pine scent. Nature’s is all natural with no fillers and no additives.

Check out what one of our customers said after visiting us this weekend at the Pomona Horse Expo:

“Nature’s mini flakes are in my opinion one of the best bedding options on the market for three reasons:
1. Absorbency – one of the best absorbency factors I’ve ever seen in any bedding;
2. Softness – when you walk into a stall bedded with mini flakes it is like walking on memory foam;
3. Price – these shavings don’t get thrown in with the manure because they fall from the rake, they don’t get thrown out because they’re too used, and they are excellent about being dried out.”

-Hannah Butler, Owner of two mares; Sierra and Sapphire

Below is our Mini’s horse bedding product:

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To learn more about Nature’s horse bedding products, visit our website at www.naturesbywoodgrain.com/bedding.

Phil Steklenski

Nature’s, headquartered in Prineville, Oregon, offers environmentally friendly and cost effective products for both your animals and your home. Nature’s is a brand of Woodgrain Millwork, a family owned and operated company and one of the largest millwork suppliers in the world with 60 years of industry excellence. All Nature’s products are created from the materials of saw dust, fine shavings, and trim materials used in the manufacturing process of our millwork products.

Nature’s products are the safest natural choice for your animal needs. Made from 100% pine, our product offering includes:

  • Horse bedding products:
    • Shavings
    • Mini flakes
    • Pellets
  • Small pet products (coming in 2014):
    • Cat litter
    • Critter litter

The kiln-dried process is a slow, even drying process that removes moisture without damaging the wood, allowing for superior absorbency and a healthier, smarter product. Our pine species acts as a natural deodorizer, providing odor control while emitting a long lasting, fresh cut pine scent. Woodgrain is a fully integrated forest products company that maintains exact standards over its raw materials ensuring the purest, highest quality product.

Additionally, Nature’s and Woodgrain Millwork are completely committed to the environment by optimizing the use of resources and producing products that are safe for our homes and the planet. The wood used by Woodgrain originates from sustainable resources and we operate in an environmentally conscious manner. All products are compostable, biodegradable and made in the USA.

Visit our website at naturesbywoodgrain.com to learn more about Nature’s products and read customer reviews.