Snowflake Softchip Equine Shavings

£4.75 inc VAT

Snowfake Softchip is a popular alternative to traditional wood shavings. Manufactured from premium softwood to the same exacting standards as other products in the Snowflake range.

Softchip has several advantages:

  • Dust extracted for a healthy respiratory system. Minimising dust levels within the stable environment is essential to help your horse maintain peak health and fitness.
  • Free draining and highly absorbent. Allows wet to drain away freely to the bottom layer, ensuring that the surface of the bed remains dry.
  • Quick and easy to maintain. Droppings are easily removed little waste whilst the underlying wet patches are quickly removed by fork.
  • A naturally warm, soft and comfortable product with a pine fresh odour. The bedding improves stability under foot and offers very little movement.
  • Doesn’t cling to manes, tails or rugs.   The bedding stays in the stable and not on your horse! Reduces grooming time and saves on waste.
  • Environmentally friendly natural wood fibre. Sourced from sustainable resources in the UK, the bedding makes excellent compost after use.

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Description

Snowflake Softchip is the perfect bedding choice that enables you to spend less time mucking out or grooming and allow for more quality time with your horse, whether riding for pleasure or competing at the highest level.

Specification

Weight 20 kg
Brand

Application

Size

20KG

Delivery & Returns

We endeavour to post out your goods the same day they are ordered; however in busy periods this can take a little longer.

UK Orders (other than local)

  • Standard UK delivery for small items is £7.49 or free over £150
  • Smaller items are posted Tracked 48 with Royal Mail and usually take 1-4 days from point of order to arrive
  • Bulky or multiple items delivery is £150 or free if order value is over £1500

Local Delivery 

  • Local Delivery is classed as to any in the following postcodes : –
      • ST*
      • DE*
      • CW*
      • NG*
  • Standard local delivery for small items is £7.49  or free over £150
  • Bulky or multiple items delivery is £20.83 or free if order value is over £1500.

International Orders

  • We do not at this time deliver outside the UK but please contact us for special orders.

Please see our Terms and Conditions for our full delivery policy.

Returns Policy

The following is a quick guide to our returns policy:

If you are not delighted with your purchase you have the right to cancel within 14 days of your purchase, or 14 days from the receipt of the goods (whichever is longer). 

In all cases of returns, please email us first to tell us about the issue. If you receive goods which are faulty, or not as ordered, we will give you the option of a refund or replacement, and we will pay for the return costs of the faulty goods. 

If you simply change your mind, then we will still refund the purchase price provided you return the goods in an ‘as new’ condition, with all packaging and instructions. You will be responsible for the cost of returning unwanted items, and you should use a tracked or signed for service to do this.

 In very rare circumstances our suppliers may charge us a restocking fee for goods we don’t normally hold. If you have simply changed your mind and return an item, we may pass on this cost in rare circumstances.

  • You have 14 days to return a non-sale item to us; items must be in their original packaging, unworn and not damaged. A full refund or exchange will be given.
  • You have 14 days to return a sale item to us for a full refund; items must be in their original packaging, unworn and not damaged. A full refund or exchange will be given. 
  • We offer an extended period of returns at Christmas for goods purchased as Christmas presents. Last return date for Christmas presents is January 14th.
  • You must make your own arrangements to return goods to us and all postage costs are to be covered by you unless the goods are deemed faulty

Additional Information

How to use Snowflake Softchip

Softchip offers several major advantages over other bedding systems and is readily available in 25kg bales from a network of stockists across the UK.

Used correctly, Softchip is very quick and easy to work with being suitable for daily full muck out or a deep litter system. Very little waste is taken out from the stable each day which means a smaller muck heap too. Softchip doesn’t tend to blow about whilst mucking out which makes for a tidier yard too.

Start with a clean empty stable

Initially six to eight bales are required for a 12ft x 12ft stable depending on the depth of bed required on rubber matting. Additional bales will be needed if rubber stable mats are not used.

Open a bale at a time and with a shavings fork, spread the Softchip evenly on the stable floor to the required depth.

Use additional bales to build banks against the stable walls if required. These not only help prevent horses from becoming cast when rolling but also guard against draughts.

Removing the droppings with a shavings fork or by hand with rubber gloves.

Scrape the clean top layer of Softchip to the sides to reveal any wet patches. Rmove these with a fork or a shovel and sweep the floor clean.

Remake th bed by scraping the bedding back from the sides. Level and tidy the banks. If time allows, leave the bedding up to allow the floor to dry and then re-lay the bed.

If you prefer, you can use Softchip as a deep litter bedding, we recommend a bed thickness of approx 6 inches to allow any wet to drain to the bottom, ensuring that the top remains dry.

One to two bales per week on average will be needed to maintain your horses’ bed depending on which system you choose

 

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