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"It is essential for us to be certain that everything
we provide for the horses is of top quality, and we
know that with BEDMAX we have no worries."

Hugh Thomas

Event Director
Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials


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Dust free pine shavings made specially for horses

Shaving_flagSBEDMAX is a top quality, purpose made bedding for horses designed to safeguard the health and welfare of your horse in the stable – dust free, hygienic, 100% natural, large flake shavings made to measure from fresh pine timber. We also produce LITTLEMAX Fine Shavings for owners who prefer a finer, lighter bedding, and HOTMAX Eco Fuel Logs, made from the dust we extract from our shavings.

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Why choose BEDMAX?



Better bedding for horses

Our absolute priority is to help safeguard your horse's health in the stable.

Better value for humans

Top quality + Durability + Low waste + A healthy horse = Great VALUE

Your horse's health comes 1st

Everything about BEDMAX is designed to make it as healthy as possible for horses.

Stable health hazards

Stables can cause health & welfare problems for horses. Good bedding can help.

SHORT answers to some important questions

  • How is Bedmax different to other shavings?

    By making BEDMAX from fresh timber, we can guarantee that our shavings are 100% natural and completely uncontaminated. They are not by-products or recycled. Unlike almost all other purpose made bedding producers, we use pine rather than larch or spruce, and we cut BEDMAX shavings significantly larger than other shavings, because that creates a wide range of benefits for your horse.
  • Why do we use pine to make BEDMAX shavings?

    We make BEDMAX shavings predominantly from pine because pine has unique, natural defences that kill harmful bacteria, so our shavings offer a potential extra hygienic benefit for horses – at no extra cost to owners.
  • Why not use straw?

    Bedding is potentially the biggest source of dust in the stable that can impair or seriously damage your horse’s respiratory system. Untreated straw is one of the biggest sourses of dust and spores. Our top priority in making BEDMAX has always been to provide you with a completely natural bedding with no dust or spores.
  • Why do we make BEDMAX shavings larger?

    Large shavings create a deeper, more aerated bed that's more comfortable and supportive under your horse's weight. Each bag of BEDMAX also contains about 30% smaller shavings which gravitate to the bottom of the bed. The large shavings help drain urine from the surface to be absorbed by the smaller shavings at a lower level. This keeps the surface dry and reduces the risk ammonia poses to your horse’s lungs and hooves.
  • Does bedding really matter?

    ABSOLUTELY. Horses evolved to live in wide open spaces, moving constantly and free to run from predators. So keeping a horse in a small, enclosed space creates some important health & welfare problems that bedding can play a key part in helping you solve. If we keep horses in stables, we have a duty of care to ensure that the conditions are as healthy and comfortable as humanly possible.
  • Does BEDMAX absorb urine effectively?

    Every bag of BEDMAX contains about 70% larger shavings and 30% small shavings. When you make or fluff a BEDMAX bed, the larger shavings form an aerated, dry surface layer, and the smaller shavings gravitate to the bottom where they absorb urine. This is important because it helps keep your horse's hooves and respiratory system out of contact with the ammonia that urine produces.


Help save the red squirrel

BEDMAX is supporting the fight to save our native red squirrel from extinction in England and Wales. At present rates this enchanting native animal will be extinct in 10 years. But If enough people help and support this cause, we can save our reds for future generations. The best way to help is to BE a FRIEND yourself – and what a great gift for Christmas too... Find out more...


  • We have tried other types of bedding in our clinic but they just haven’t stacked up for us like BEDMAX shavings.
    Lesley Barwise-Munro BSc, BVM&S, CertEP, MRCVS
    Senior Partner, Alnorthumbria Veterinary Group
    Former President, British Equine Veterinary Association
  • At Somerford we try to provide the best of everything for horse and rider, and we like to use BEDMAX to offer the best bed. In fact, our regular competitors have come to expect BEDMAX!
    Julian Sebire
    Somerford Park
    Somerford Premier League Dressage
  • It’s the best bedding currently available. We wouldn’t use anything else.
    David Pearce
    Head Groom
    The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh
  • It is essential for us to be certain that everything we provide for the horses is of top quality, and we know that with BEDMAX we have no worries.
    Hugh Thomas
    Event Director
    Badminton Horse Trials

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