Horses were never designed to walk and lie on concrete. It’s abrasive, slippery, freezing cold in winter and ‘hard as the hammers’. Concrete flooring and walkways are a leading cause of slippage and hoof wear. The costs are significant yet avoidable.
Likewise, most horse truck and float floors are not designed with horses in mind. Hardwood flooring can become very slippery, stressing the animals or worse, contributing to falls.
On Numat rubber matting the hoof naturally sinks into the surface shaping to the animal’s contours and giving it grip and confidence. It’s non-abrasive, reducing wear and tear on horses’ hooves. And Numat will provide a warmer, quieter and more comfortable environment for animals and handlers.
Numat rubber matting is more hygienic. Research results prove that a non-porous, vulcanised-sealed rubber surface has a lower microbial count than concrete and wood. Numat is simple to wash down with a hose and broom, using considerably less water that with concrete – up to 50% less.
Numat stable matting produces outstanding outcomes in the stable environment. It’s warmer, quieter and more comfortable, for you and your horses.
Numat matting for horse walkers provides a more comfortable and safer surface.
When you need to get from A to B with complete confidence in the well-being of your animals our matting provides the secure choice for short and long trips.
Numat’s wash bay matting provides a free draining surface with excellent grip and cushioning, and withstands soaps and shampoos.
Zoe Towler was having trouble getting her horse to load, a familiar scenario for many horse owners. Numat’s Ramp Mat was the perfect solution, offering comfort and assurance whilst protecting the ramp and reducing noise.
“Previous to getting the Ramp Mat my horse would be a devil to load. He would always swing his bum from side to side so he didn’t have to load and he’d get a quarter way up the ramp and pull back and leap off the side. He was also very pushy to unload.”