Best Stall Mats for Laminitis Recovery and Loafing Shed
Best Stall Mats Review
I purchased 12 of the UV protection,extra cushion Equimat mats for one horse that I own that had terrible hock sores after laying on gravel or regular rubber mats in his paddock. My horses are outside 24/7 in sheltered, rubber matted, rock/crusher/sand paddocks. The shelter had regular rubber mats, but he didn’t seem to want to lay on them very much and they are abrasive.
He would lay on the sand/rock mix and had horrible wounds on his hocks. The wounds wouldn’t heal. I tried hock boots which just slipped down, and wrapping his hocks to no avail. Nothing worked. I no longer have to worry since I purchased the extra cushy Equimats. He sleeps on them, I use no shavings, and he has no more hock sores. He had hock sores for over 8 months, and they never healed. It did take a month or so for the sores to go after I purchased the equimats, but he has never had them again. The mats are great – I’ve now had them for many years without any issues. I’ve also just ordered my next set for my other horse who has laminitis issues. He will get his UV extra cushy mats as well. I highly recommend these mats. The other bonus? You can actually move these around yourself without back strain, and fit them together like a puzzle or cut them to fit. I’m really happy with them, and I feel they are worth the price after seeing the difference in my horse.