Stable owner, Liz Mossop recalls her search to find the best rubber mats for her stables
I spent a long time researching various options when I needed to lay stable mats at my stables. It was important to get it right and a choosing a mat which allowed good drainage was key to my decision.
When I spoke with Fieldguard, their knowledge was second to none. They have several different types of stable mats and they help you to choose the right one for your needs.
Fieldguard's M2 Stable Mats are worth every penny if you are a working rider
I was lucky as the builder doing my stables pointed out the value of having proper drainage. I have two internal stables and the floor slopes forwards to a gutter in front of them with a drain on one side. Fieldguard understood this and their M2 Stable Mats have proved a perfect long term solution. The set up is totally amazing and worth every penny if you are a working rider!! Literally within 10 seconds of the horses urinating, the pee appears in the gutter and runs into the drain.
I have been able to abandon bedding, as both my horses prefer to lie directly on the mats, avoiding the bedding when I was giving them a bed on one side. I now just put paper down for a "pee corner". Dirty rugs are really not an issue. I sweep the beds out completely every morning and there is no smell whatsoever, and I haven't needed to clean underneath in more than a year.
All my experiences with Fieldguard have been excellent - and their electric fencing is also brilliant.