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Cedarest Paddock Bedding

Available in a 22 lb. bag

CedaRest’s is rice-like texture resists blowing and makes cleaning fast and easy. Virtually no bedding removed, only the manure. Combine this with the fact that cedar is one of the few woods that can stand up to Mother Nature and you have the perfect outdoor paddock bedding. 

Attributes 

  • CedaRest Cedar Fiber Paddock Bedding is made from Midwestern Aromatic Cedar and has tested completely safe for animals. (Not to be confused with the Northwestern Red Cedar, which may be toxic).
  • One cubic yard of pine shavings weighs 160 pounds. One cubic yard of CedaRest weighs 400 pounds. CedaRest is resistant to decomposing.

Proper installation and maintenance of CedaRest will ensure the longevity and usefulness of your new bedding. 

 Installation  

Step one: It is important to start with the recommended amount of CedaRest. Remember, smaller pens receive the same amount of urine, manure and hoof traffic as larger pens, only in a more confined area. A pen measuring 24’x24’ requires a minimum of 50-60 bags, etc. it’s not a good idea to cut corners on these amounts, especially during the wet winter months. Even when it’s not raining the deeper cedar will help insulate your horse from the cold winter ground or hot summer heat. 

Your pen should be as dry, firm and level as possible. It’s not recommended to install cedar on top of mud, sand, loose soil or old pine shavings. Also, make sure your pen has good drainage and is not catching runoff water from other areas, (arenas, roads, other pens, etc.). To quickly install your new cedar bedding, lay all the bags out in your pen. (Larger pens need not to be bedded on the outside edges. The horse will spread it soon enough. This also keeps it deeper in the middle.) Slice the bags open the width of the bag. Turn the bags over and lift. Spread the cedar fiber and reintroduce your horse to his new home. 

For a system unmatched in the equine industry, install a Stall Skin under your CedaRest. 

Step two: Stop and think about it. It’s not the price of bedding the pen initially that costs money, but what you throw away. This is the secret to the effectiveness of CedaRest. CedaRest never needs to be thrown away. It you take care of it, it will take care of you and your horse. We recommend using the plastic tined manure forks. Urine areas can be either turned over to dry or completely left alone. The urine will leech into the ground. Try to keep the cedar fiber uncontaminated by your horse’s hay. This makes cleaning easier. We recommend feeding on mats or leaving an area or corner unbedded. Add more CedaRest as per your horses needs. Some horses are messier than others, so use your best judgment. Smaller pens seem to require more per month than larger pens. Ideally, all pens should be cleaned twice daily. 

Helpful Hints 

Cleaning & Maintaining Your CedaRest.  We recommend using the plastic tined manure forks. Urine areas can be either turned over to dry or completely left alone. The urine will leach into the ground. Try to keep the cedar fiber uncontaminated by your horse’s hay. This makes cleaning easier. We recommend using The Grazer or leave an area or corner unbedded. Add more CedaRest as per your horse’s needs. Some horses are messier than others, so use your best judgment. Smaller pens seem to require more per month than larger pens. Ideally, all pens should be cleaned twice daily. 

Year Round Bedding. CedaRest is a great year round bedding. It insulates horses from cold hard ground in the winter and hot ground in the summer. CedaRest is a natural fly repellent. The cedar aroma masks the smell of your horse, moving flies away to neighboring areas. 

In and Outs. Bed outside areas first, to encourage horses to urinate outside. Later bed the inside stall. This works most times and will save on bedding expense and labor. If the horse urinates in the stall area, do not throw out cedar, move to outside area as CedaRest will dry out and does not decompose. Add new cedar to the stall as needed. 

Box Stalls. CedaRest is not recommended for indoor box stalls because the cedar needs the wind and sun to dry out. CedaRest does not decompose or need to be removed regularly from outdoor areas like pine shavings. 

Large Outdoor Areas. For enclosures larger than 24′ x 24′ it is not necessary to bed the entire enclosure. We still recommend a minimum of 50 or 60 bags, installed in an area approximately 20′ x 20′. Be sure to install in an area with good drainage or dig troughs around the pen to keep run-off away from bedded area. In winter months Cedarest helps keep stalls dry and insulates horses from the cold hard ground. In the summer CedaRest insulates horses from the hot ground and acts as a natural fly repellent. The CedaRest aroma masks the smell of horses, moving flies away to neighboring areas. CedaRest also reduces hock sores, thrush, sand colic and hoof problems. CedaRest has many other uses. It has been used as arena footing, race track footing, mulch for plants and trees, bedding for dog kennels and other small animals, cat litter and bedding for show cattle.