hemp horse bedding

Animal Bedding

HempBedz Enquiries

HempBedz is available direct from us or from one of our distributors – you can find a list on the Distributors page of this website, or if you prefer to buy direct please contact us for current prices and delivery information. Dust extracted hay and straw are also available from us or our distributors packed in heat-sealed bales for your convenience.


HempBedz is made from natural hemp shiv, the woody core of the hemp plant. When separated from the external fibre hemp shiv gives a highly absorbent bedding. HempBedz is an ideal replacement for straw, paper or shavings for all pets, horses, and poultry. HempBedz is suitable for deep litter beds and for use in stables with rubber mats.

HempBedz is
  • Highly absorbent
  • Cost-effective
  • Dust extracted
  • Easy to handle
  • Labour-saving
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Odour reducing

HempBedz is capable of absorbing more liquid than wood shavings or straw, making the bed stay drier for longer.

Because HempBedz is dust-extracted it is kind to your animal’s respiratory system. HempBedz is not acidic so less likely to irritate your pet’s eyes, as shavings and other bedding materials can. In addition, animal odours will be reduced as HempBedz absorbs ammonia and other animal smells.

How to use HempBedz for Horses

If starting with a clean stable you will need 6-8 bales of HemBedz for a 12′ x 12′ stable.

If starting from an existing bed do not clean out all your previous bedding (as this is a waste) but use fresh HemBedz round the outside of your stable. As your old bedding becomes soiled remove in the normal way.

Once all old bedding is used, continue as above – you will then notice how much longer HempBedz lasts! From this point disturb the bed as little as possible, remove droppings daily and wet patches every three to five days. Top up with fresh HempBedz as required.

The average requirement for one horse is half to one bale per week.

Thought I’d send you this funny photo of our Shetland pony, Rosie. She had a little sedation when having her teeth cleaned and we used a bag of bedding to hold her head up.

Roslyn Bennett”


“Just to let you know order came early on Wednesday so that was good and I’ve just changed the first of 3 stables from shavings today…..I can’t believe how much better the hemp is, no dust, smells great and easy to move around, just annoyed I didn’t change sooner lol! I have a Connemara pony who has had laminitis in the past and his feet get sore, the hemp is much better underfoot! I used 7 bales for a large stable, will defo be buying more, thanks!”

“A family run business who have been amazing to do business with, loads of advice, easy ordering, extremely quick delivery with each order and an outstanding bedding product. Highly recommended indeed.”

“Nick at HempBedz was brilliant to deal with and answered all my questions. I ordered my pallet on the Friday and Wednesday afternoon it was with me! 2 bales down in the stable; no dust, soft, smells nice and hasn’t moved about.”

Louise Ockwell

“The horses are loving their Hempbedz. I’ve never seen the horses lying down so much and all at the time since we changed to your hemp bedding proving it must be very comfortable for them. Also would like to say the muck cart only needs emptying once a week now since we changed to hemp. A great product to put on the floor of the horsebox for travelling we get two or three trips out of it before having to put new in. Great stuff to work with”

Alan Spalding – Sport Horse UK Ltd – Aberdeen


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How much bedding for your horse?

100 square feet (10 m2) will require 6 bags of premium horse bedding to start.
Add 1 bag every 7-10 days to replace what’s been mucked-out of the stall.
Replace all bedding every 10-12 weeks (see below for instructions).

”I am totally astonished to learn that something as well known as hemp bedding all over Europe seems to be unknown in the United States or other western countries. Hemp is the #1 choice for dust allergic horses in Germany. The advantages are:
– it is absolutely dust free
– it is very soft
– it is not eaten by the horses
– only small amounts needed (1 bale of 15 kg/week/box)
– it minimizes your daily mucking out (only removing of dung daily, wet patches once a week, complete box every three months)
– all urine goes straight to bottom and the surface stays clean and dry
– the soaking capacity is much higher than with straw (straw = 100 %, wood choppings 200-300%, hemp 400-500% !)
– it keeps the smell of used bedding under the dry surface (unlike used straw)
– it reduces the volume of your muck heap enormously
– it rottens much faster than straw and can be used as fertilizer after short time period
– and : it’s affordable!

You see, I am absolutely convinced of hemp bedding. My Paint Horse mare is highly allergic to dust and starts coughing when she is in contact with dry straw or hay. Hay can be watered before feeding but I had to find an alternative for the bedding, as wood choppings are also too dusty despite the producers claim it to be “dustfree”. So I ended up with Hemp bedding. Since I have been using that for her bedding she never coughs and her breathing capacity improved” ……says Christina from Germany

Bedding Materials Comparison

Note: E.I.N. or Federal Tax ID on the invoice is required for all orders into USA.

For stalls measuring 3.5m x 3.5m (

130 sqft) a depth of 100mm (4”) is achieved using 10 15kg (33 Lb) compressed bags.
The correct way to use this product is completely different to other products, especially saw dust.

Industrial Hemp Animal Bedding is produced from the soft core of the hemp plant stem and is the most absorbent bedding material on the market. This unique product features superior qualities to other bedding currently available such as wood or straw. Very High Absorbency allows the iHemp bedding material to stay dry longer than wood or straw shavings. HempBed will absorb 4x its own weight!

Low Dust and Low Palatability are two qualities critical to limiting respiratory and other health risks to animals.

HempBed is chemical free and requires no pesticides or herbicides when grown which prevent chemical residues being transferred to any animals.

HempBed lasts longer so is economical which translates into dollar savings thru reductions in labor, transport and storage.

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