Act NOW and help to keep your fields and paddocks in good shape ahead of autumn and winter

Act NOW and help to keep your fields and paddocks in good shape ahead of autumn and winter

Ground Stabilisation Mesh M9We find ourselves in extraordinary times just now. As the world continues to adapt to the global pandemic and we adjust our lives accordingly, there are many things that remain unchanged. For anyone with stables, paddocks or fields, our horses and animals still need to be looked after with the same care and to the same standards. We would expect nothing less.

Keeping paddocks, fields, and gateways mud-free makes sensible field management and better for horses and owners all around.

Long periods of rain in the autumn and winter months have become almost routine. Autumn might still seem quite a way off, but putting down mats NOW is good planning. Muddy gateways are avoidable with good quality rubber matting in place. Fieldguard has a superb range of grass and field mats that are perfect for this task.

Our Ground Stabilisation Mesh (M9 – pictured above) makes a perfect reinforcement for embankments or as an underlay for honeycomb mats. An open weave green coloured plastic mesh, it is supplied on a roll of 30m x 2m x 2-3mm (98’ x 6’6”).

Quick and simple to install, it is designed as both an underlay for our M5 family of honeycomb grass mats, but also on its own, it is a perfect reinforcement for embankments.

22mm Regular Honeycomb Mats M522

Our regular honeycomb grass mats are hard wearing and, due to their design, totally non slip in all weathers including the iciest and wettest conditions. If laid as grass mats, dependant on conditions, they are amenable to all heavy animals and occasional vehicles up to 7.50 tons. Laid on hard sub-strata, or our M9 Ground Stabilisation Mesh, they can withstand most normal vehicles in all weather conditions.

They are available in two sizes;

  • 1.20m x 0.80m x 22mm thick (4’ x 2’6”) (Brown or Green)
  • 1.50m x 1.00m x 22mm (4’11” x 3’ 3”) (Black, Brown or Green)

Being flexible, these grass mats rely on grass roots to support them, while, in turn, they protect the roots from depredation from sharp hooves. This means they will be less effective if laid onto deep mud. They should either be laid when the ground is able to support them or use the M9 mesh as a stabilising agent. They work as well on light mud, but will still appear to sink. However, the mud will get no worse with the covered area remaining flat. In the spring lift them, knock out the earth and re-lay and re-seed.

Note: These mats are supplied with free pins and (black) ties.

23mm Heavy Honeycomb Mats M52L0

With a 22% greater footprint and being harder than standard mats, they are extremely tough and long-lasting and cope better with constant vehicle usage in less muddy conditions, or where sub-strata conditions are bad for animals. They are available in one size; in black or brown.

Being flexible, they rely on grass roots to support them, while, in turn, they protect the roots from depredation from sharp hooves. This means they will be less effective if laid onto deep mud. They should either be laid when the ground is able to support them or use the M9 Mesh as a stabilising agent when used to cover deep mud areas and gateways. They work as well on light mud, but will still appear to sink. However, the mud will get no worse with the covered area remaining flat. For regular vehicle use on anything other than a hard sub-stratum, it is imperative to use the M9 Mesh.

Note: These mats are supplied with free pins and (black) ties.

They are available in two sizes;

  • 1.20m x 0.80m x 22mm thick (4’ x 2’6”) (Brown or Green)
  • 1.50m x 1.00m x 22mm (4’11” x 3’ 3”) (Black, Brown or Green)

The Gripper Mat Mover

The Gripper Mat Mover provides an easy and simple way to move, or lift, heavy mats, carpets or bales single-handed. They make the perfect tool when cleaning stables or laying new mats.

Purchasing a pair of Gripper Mat Movers will save you time and make your workload even easier and quicker.

Green Gloop Cleaning Fluid

A concentrated and cost-effective cleaner for all stable mats. £14.20 for 2-litre bottle (plus delivery and VAT)