The KAT Company has expanded their line
of horse bedding products to include "BEST PINE".
The pelleted pine product is made of compressed pine shavings,
and joins Dry Stall, Cedar
Dry, and Best Cedar
in the KAT Company line.
"BEST PINE" is much drier thanks
to being kiln dried shortly after coming off the log. The result
is 5-6% moisture (vs. 12% for shavings) moisture content that
facilitates super absorbency of both moisture and odors. One
40 pound bag of "BEST PINE" will absorb 162 gallons
How to use "Best
Using "Best Pine" will change your
life as well as the way you clean your stalls. You will have less
waste to dispose of when using "Best Pine" as
well as more quality time with your horses.
How do you have less waste? Because
"Best Pine" is permanent - you do not have to
remove the wet spots like shavings. You will need to add "Best
are three different ways you can use "Best Pine":
1) Completely strip the stall and add 10 bags of "Best
Pine" for a 12x12 stall; there will be a thin layer of
pellets on the floor; as the pellet absorbs the urine, it will
begin to expand, doubling in volume in a day or two. After a few
days it will be expanded and will supply an ample amount of bedding
for your horse.
2) Follow the same procedure and apply water with a hose. This
will expand the bedding immediately.
3) Either add a bag of shavings on top of the pellets to give
immediate softness or use your old shavings by banking them, apply
the pellets and then cover your existing shavings.
is the hard part: DO NOT REMOVE THE WET SPOTS. Instead, mix any
wet spots with the dry bedding. The pellets will absorb the urine
as well as neutralize the ammonia odor. Once the pellets have
reached full volume and they have stopped expanding, begin to
pick out only the very saturated spots.
Pine" is completely safe for composting.