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Absorbent chopped rapeseed straw horse bedding

Good for your horse, good for the environment!

Sundown Yellow is highly absorbent and the most hard-wearing of our chopped straw bedding range, with a great environmental profile.

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Highly Absorbent Bedding

Chopped rapeseed straw has a pithy core, making it highly absorbent. Compared to wheat straw it is longer-lasting and hard-wearing, making it ideal for wet and messy horses.

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Expertly De-Dusted

Our unique dust-extraction method uses a vacuum to remove any dust from Sundown Yellow bedding, not just once, but twice! This supports a healthy stable environment, and we add eucalyptus fragrance for a fresh, clean smell.

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High Quality, Made Locally

Only the best quality British rapeseed straw is selected for Sundown Yellow, which keeps our our quality high and our transport miles low. We work with local farmers and bale some of our own straw near to our manufaciring site.

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100% British Straw

Made from locally-grown British straw, the by-product of oilseed harvesting.

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Value For Money

Hard-wearing and absorbent, so the bedding lasts longer.

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Very Low Dust

Double dust-extracted for a healthier stable environment.

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Highly Sustainable

Naturally sustainable. Composts quickly into a nutritious plant fertiliser.

Sundown Yellow

Now in new-shape bales, with reduced-plastic packaging!

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“It’s incredibly absorbent, and there’s so little waste!”

Benefits of Sundown Yellow Horse Bedding

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100% British rapeseed straw

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Eucalyptus fragrance

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Natural and sustainable

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Composts quickly for easy disposal

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Large volume, great coverage

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Very low dust levels

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Highly absorbent and hard-wearing

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Easy to muck-out and top-up

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Suitable for all bedding systems

What our customers think about Sundown Yellow

Lauren, Old Rock Equestrian

“We started using Sundown Yellow last year after seeing it at the Pony Club Champs. It’s super easy to manage and very cost effective. We highly recommend!”

Checkerdon Equestrian

“We’ve used Sundown bedding for 14 years and have 50 stabled horses. The bedding is absorbent, easy to work with, and has reduced our mucking-out time substantially.”

Frequently Asked Questions about Sundown Yellow bedding

Sundown Yellow can be used as the only bedding for your horse, or used in conjunction with other bedding products such as Sundown Green or Sun-e-bed straw pellets. You can create banks, or leave the bed flat, it’s entirely up to you!

Sundown Yellow is highly absorbent so you won’t need to remove much bedding each day. To keep the bed clean, regularly remove droppings and wet patches.

The bedding is easy to compost and will rot down quickly in your muck-heap.

We add eucalyptus fragrance to our chopped straw horse bedding during the baling process. Our customers often remark on how it makes the stable smell fresh.

You will need between four and five bales of Sundown Yellow to make up a new bed in a 12ft x 12 ft stable.

Top up with one or two bales per week, depending on how much bedding has been removed and how deep you like the bed.

If your horse is used to wheat or rapeseed straw bedding and doesn’t eat its bedding at the moment, it is unlikely to eat Sundown Yellow bedding.

If you are switching from wood shavings, paper, or a pellet bedding (wood pellets or straw pellets) your horse may show some interest in eating Sundown Yellow. However, the bedding is not very palatable so most horses soon lose interest.

However, straw is a natural forage and will be digested like any other fibre in the diet (like hay or chaff), so if they initially eat a little of the bedding, there is no need to be concerned.

Ensuring that you feed sufficient fibre in your horse’s diet will discourage them, and water should be freely available at all times.

Sundown Yellow is de-dusted twice, using our unique vacuum system, making it a very low dust bedding, suitable for horses who have dust allergies or respiratory problems like COPD.

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 Sundown Yellow chopped straw bedding.

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. Sundown Green 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’s spread as manure onto fields, or in your garden as fertiliser.

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 help to keep our carbon footprint as low as possible.

Sundown Yellow bedding is available to buy  from our network of stockists.

Use our store finder to search for your nearest stockist.

For bulk orders of bales, please call us on 01480 860745 and ask for ‘horse bedding sales’.

The wrapping for our horse bedding bales is made from LDPE (low density polyethylene) plastic and contains 30% recycled plastic.

You can recycle the bags and bale wrapping where soft plastics are accepted. This includes many supermarkets and some local authority recycling centres.

Please do not recycle at home.

Discover our other bedding products

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