The soft straw pellet bedding that will revolutionise your mucking-out regime


Sun-e-bed is a highly absorbent, sustainable, horse bedding that speeds up mucking-out without compromising on bed quality or comfort.

The soft straw pellet crumble breaks down quickly, to a fluffy, comfortable bed, with no dust, making it suitable for horses (and humans) who suffer from dust allergies and respiratory disorders.

Unlike wood pellets and other straw pellets, Sun-e-bed doesn’t need watering before use, saving you time and hassle!

Naturally Soft

Unlike wood pellets, straw pellets do not need watering.

Straw is a naturally soft and absorbent material which makes a warm and comfortable bedding material. Sun-e-bed pellets contain 100% straw and quickly break down under your horse’s feet and bodyweight to create a warm, soft, and supportive bed which is very absorbent, even with wet or messy horses.

"I just want to say that after using the sun e bedding for over a week now, I honestly don’t think I could ever use another type of bedding again."

Lauren Bates - Sun-e-bed customer

What are the advantages of Sun-e-bed horse bedding?

  • 100% British straw
  • Saves time mucking-out
  • Economical and space-saving
  • No watering required
  • Natural and sustainable
  • Highly absorbent and eliminates odour
  • Dust-free (even in the summer!)
  • Suitable for all bedding systems
  • Composts quickly for easy disposal

Learn more about Sun-e-bed

Buy Sun-e-bed bedding

Sun-e-bed straw pellet bedding comes in convenient 15kg bags, available by the bag through our network of stockists, or by the half or full pallet, direct from Sundown.

Pallet – 65 bags: £386.10 (£5.94 per bag) inc VAT and delivery 

Half pallet – 30 bags: £198 (£6.60 per bag) inc VAT and delivery 

Buy Sun-e-bed bedding by the bag from our network of stockists across the UK.

Buy Sun-e-bed bedding direct from Sundown by the half pallet (30 bags) or full pallet (65 bags).

Sun-e-bed customer reviews

How to use Sun-e-bed

Frequently asked questions

While other straw and wood pellets are hard and require watering to loosen them, Sun-e-bed pellets are more like a soft crumble. The structure of Sun-e-bed pellets means that they don’t need to be watered, and they break down quickly under the weight of your horse’s hooves and body, to fluff-up into a deep, soft bed.

We are often asked whether Sun-e-bed is dusty. The answer is no!

Compared to wood pellets, which are often made of wood dust, Sun-e-bed is made from straw fibres. These fibres are heavy enough to stay on the floor and not get airborne, creating a comfortable, naturally-dust-free bed.

Sun-e-bed straw pellet bedding comes in convenient 15kg bags by the half pallet (30 bags) or full pallet (65 bags) direct from Sundown. You can also buy Sun-e-bed by the bag from our network of stockists.

Pallet – 65 bags: £386.10 (£5.94 per bag) inc VAT and delivery 

Half pallet – 30 bags: £198 (£6.60 per bag) inc VAT and delivery 

To order a pallet or half pallet of Sun-e-bed please call us on 01480 860 745 where we can take payment by credit card.

Visit our stockist’s page to find your local supplier

Sun-e-bed can be used as the only bedding for your horse, or used in conjunction with rubber matting, or other bedding products such as Sundown Green or Sundown Yellow.

To start a new bed with Sun-e-bed straw pellet bedding, you will need between six and eight bags, depending on the size of your stable and how deep you like the bed to be. Simply open the bags with the quick-draw thread and spread evenly over the floor.

Unlike some straw and wood pellets, you don’t need to water Sun-e-bed straw pellets. Simply spread the new pellets out and they will break down gradually within the bed to create a fluffy bedding material. To keep the bed clean, regularly remove droppings and wet patches.

Sun-e-bed is highly absorbent and you won’t need to remove much bedding each day. The droppings will remain on top, and any wet patches will form clumps that are easy to find and remove.

Top up the bed as required, to keep a good depth. Depending on how much material you take out each time you muck-out, expect to use one or two bags a week.

Sun-e-bed is great for even really messy or wet horses, who would otherwise require a lot of bedding to be removed and take a long time to muck-out.

You will need between six and eight bags of Sun-e-bed straw pellets to start a new bed, then one or two bags a week to keep the bed topped-up, depending on how wet your horse is, and how much material you remove each week.

You should expect 60 bags (one pallet) to last six to 12 months for one horse, depending on how many bags you need to use per week.

If you are switching from wood pellet bedding to straw pellet bedding, your horse is less likely to be interested in eating Sun-e-bed. However, if your horse is moving from wood shavings, paper, or chopped straw bedding, they may be curious.

Straw is a natural forage and will be digested like any other fibre in the diet (like hay or chaff), so there is no need to be concerned if they eat some of the pellets. However, should your horse be persistent in eating its bed, and you don’t want them to, you can sprinkle just the top layer of the bed with water to activate the crumble, which will cause the bed to fluff-up. Once the pellets have broken down, horses are less interested in the bedding.

Sun-e-bed is a dust-free bedding.

The straw fibres are small, but heavy enough to not become airborne. This means that even when the bedding fluffs-up, or during the dry summer months, Sun-e-bed will not contribute dust to your horse’s environment.  It’s also great for humans who suffer with dust allergies when mucking-out!

Unlike wood shavings and pellets, no trees are involved in the production of Sun-e-bed.

Pine trees can take between 25 – 30 years to reach harvestable size, whereas straw is produced every year, as a natural by-product of grain production. Sun-e-bed is made from wheat straw.

The structure of straw means that it is highly bio-degradable. It rots down quickly to form a nutritious compost that releases nitrogen and other nutrients back into the soil, when it is spread as manure onto fields.

We source all our straw from local British farmers. This means we have full traceability on every bale that enters our production facility, and by using mainly local suppliers, we keep help to keep our carbon footprint as low as possible.

Can I get Sun-e-bed delivered to my yard?

Sun-e-bed can be purchased direct from Sundown by the half pallet or full pallet and delivered direct to your yard. Delivery is included in the cost.

Please see our delivery page for more information about delivery times and access requirements.

Take a look at our other products

Sundown Green bedding

Dust-free, chopped wheat straw horse bedding, with eucalyptus fragrance

Sundown Yellow bedding

Highly absorbent, chopped rapeseed straw horse bedding, with eucalyptus fragrance