The horse is an animal that is special to many people throughout the world. They are a part of many culture's history and seem to, at times, capture one's imagination. After all is it not many a youngster's dream to have one of these very unique animals to themselves? For the very few who have had that particular dream come true there are more practical things to consider. For instance what can you do to ensure the comfort and protection of the animals under one's care? Putting rubber horse mats in the stalls of these animals is a good first step in the reaching of that goal.
Having a mat that is properly secured under the hooves of one's beloved pet is much healthier than merely dirt or concrete and straw. It is considerably warmer, much easier to clean, and gives an animal better traction to stand on in his, or her, stall. Which in turn will make the stable an overall safer place to be in.
Choosing the right type of mat for a particular stable may prove to be just a bit more involved than one may think. There are many options out there on the market to pick from. Generally though the mats are made from recycled rubber, are porous, and have a bit of a rough texture for better footing.
The reason that a mat should be porous is that it facilitates cleaning a great deal. For example when a someone who is responsible for that sort of thing hoses out the horse stalls the urine and other detritus will wash right out of there. Permeable mats on the other hand are absorbent and can with time develop a permanent odor problem.
Injuries to the animals are also prevented through the use of these rubber mats. The floor of the stall does not become slippery when it becomes wet with urine or water. In contrast concrete is notorious for its uncertain footing when it is anything other than perfectly dry.
Another reason a body can have for choosing to employ a mat in one's horse stables is that it cuts the use of traditional bedding down quite a bit. Thus one can save a considerable amount of money through the reduction in that particular expense. These funds can then be put to better use, such as the purchase of healthier treats for one's pony.
Another advantage to this type of flooring is that it is virtually dust free. Thus if there are those that have allergies, including horse or owner, then breathing is made slightly easier through the elimination of certain materials that harbor certain irritations to the respiratory systems of certain creatures. Health of the animal and its owner is thus enabled to improve as well.
Horse mats are well worth the investment that an equestrian makes in order to acquire them for their stables. Cleanliness, health, and safety are much improved as a result. Thus one can save money in the fact that expenses such as for bedding, veterinarian visits, and other items of care are reduced.