Clive Cox Racing Chooses Traditional Coconut Horse Matting To Prevent Slipping
AT A GLANCEChallenges:
OBJECTIVE:In a busy training stable, every opportunity must be taken to minimize the risk of injury and enable the horses to remain fit. Clive Cox was looking for a way to protect the horses from slipping on the concrete as they turn a tight corner when heading out for training.
SOLUTION:Traditional Coconut Matting (also known as Coir Matting), the material commonly used to make doormats was a perfect solution. It is gentle underfoot but in large pieces, 180cm x 600cm long is so heavy that it will not slip. It absorbs moisture so acts as a great anti-slip surface in wet or icy weather, and the traditional woven-backed construction ensures that it will breathe and dry out.
Anti SlipThe deep pile and brush construction of the matting provides shock absorption and anti-slip properties to protect the horses’ legs
Made to MeasureLarge mats can be made to cover huge areas. The maximum single piece is 1.8 m x 11.5m, and these can be laid down alongside each other with minimal gaps to cover an enormous area. At Clive Cox Racing the mats cover an area 45m2!
SustainableCoir is a completely natural material made from coconut husks. The woven-backed matting used as horse matting is completely biodegradable and can simply be composted at the end of its life.
We’ve used coir matting in the past, but it’s become harder to find. We know it works well to protect our horses and that it lasts. We are delighted that Make An Entrance can now make us whatever size we need!
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