Bedding quiz

Do you know everything you should about which bedding your pony should have?

Everyone likes a comfy bed – and ponies are no exception. But which bedding is perfect for you pony? See how well you can do.

What do you need to do regularly if your pony has rubber matting in sections in their stable?

Put socks on your pony

Cover the matting in straw

Clean the floor below

 

What is white wood fibre made from?

White chocolate

Recycled white wood

Paper

 

When is straw not good for?

Bedding ponies with allergies or respiratory problems

Feeding your pony

Being dusty

 

Which big word describes shredded paper or cardboard bedding?

Microorganisms

Biodegradable

Onomatopoaeia

 

Why is it important to only use woodchippings/shavings that are produced for animal bedding?

Waste from other sources can include big blocks of wood or splinters

It’s cheaper

They are less dusty

 

Which qualities do wood pellets hold?

Colourful, sparkly and fun

Lightweight, squishy and warm

Dust free, absorbent and environmentally friendly

 

What is chopped rape straw made from?

Oilseed rape plants

Trees

Grass

 

Why should hemp be dampened before use?

Otherwise it can be itchy

Hemp can cause colic if eaten

Ponies won’t lie down on it

 

What is mucking out?

Daily removal of all soiled and wet bedding

Picking up a few poos from your ponys stable

Putting new bedding on top of the mess your pony has made

 

What is the sign of a good deep litter bed?

Your pony sleeps all night on it

It has banks as big as your pony and they sink in when they stand on it

It is dry and doesn’t smell

 

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