Why "Flax Blend" Bedding?
Benefits of Flax
A dust-free bedding benefits horses with respiratory and skin disorders as well as overall health. “It has long been known that lower respiratory illness is common in horses, and this is typically attributed to the amount of dust in barns,” says Melissa R. Mazan, DVM, associate professor of clinical sciences at the Cumming School.
Eco-Friendly & Easily Disposable
A natural renewable source made from 100% natural straw provides a clean, non-dust environment for healthy animals. It also makes an excellent compost with a neutral PH, giving back to the soil instead of depleting it. “Flax Blend” is naturally high in nitrogen and does not need to be composted. It can be spread immediately and used as an organic fertilizer.
It virtually eliminates all odour by absorbing 4x more than wood shavings and more per square meter than any other bedding.
Less time and on average 50% LESS product is needed to maintain and clean a stall. There is minimal waste resulting in lower disposal cost, if any.
Usage: Use an average of 50% less bedding compared to wood products
Disposal: Because it contains Nitrogen, organic farm vineyards are happy to have it.
Labour: Reduces stall cleaning time by at least 50%
No Dust. Substantially improves animal and human health. Ideal for people with Asthma and horses with heaves or hives.
History of "Flax Blend"
Flax is grown primarily for seed and the straw is ideal for bedding. “Flax Blend” is a combination of flax straw, and other processed straws. “Flax Blend” was born out of the reduced availability of raw material due to the 2021 drought in western Canada.
"Flax Blend bedding is non-allergenic and dust free. It is well-documented that stabled horses are continuously breathing in organic particles that generate both clinical and sub-clinical respiratory issues. The lungs of stalled horses produce 5 times more mucous to clear this dust than the lungs of horses maintained outside. I recommend ﬂax blend bedding to improve their environment and support lung function."
“Thanks Flax Farm. We (horses and people) are loving our new bedding. If you have a horse with allergies to wood products I would strongly recommend giving flax a try. It's also super absorbant, easy to clean, composts quick, is not dusty, and can actually add nitrogen back to your soil."
Katie Colfer-Reece / K. Colfer Sporthorses LLC