Bamboo Equestrian Products
A lot of us still think of bamboo as a stubborn woody plant found in thickly wooded areas. Well, times are changing and researchers have discovered that bamboo could be the next big thing.
Bamboo is the largest existing grass with thousands of species spread across the world. It can grow to as much as 1300 feet in height. It is also the fastest growing plant. Cultivating this grass doesn’t take much effort and maintenance is equally at a low cost. It does not require fertilizers to grow, and this promotes the health impact of the plant. However, bamboo has a knack for being stubborn and highly difficult to eradicate.
The uses or applications of the plant are diverse and include food, clothing, furniture, utensils, medicine, toys, floors, and so much more. We are intrigued by the use of bamboo to create a whole new brand of equine products.
These products include:
- Saddle pad
- Bamboo rope with lead
- Bamboo boards for stalls and equestrian sports
There are plenty of reasons why people are gladly making the switch to bamboo natural fabrics and products. For one thing, equine products are usually costly, requiring high resources and labor consuming materials. Some of these cause discomfort and irritation to both humans and animals.
Bamboo fabric, on the other hand, is soft, breathable, and hypoallergenic. It is durable and comfortable to use for you and your animal. Bamboo equestrian products have a top advantage called moisture wicking. The fabric draws away moisture from the skin while improving ventilation and circulation. Bamboo products retain antibacterial and antifungal properties to inhibit the growth and activities of microorganisms and bacteria. This enhances health and cleanliness.
The bamboo plant yields 10x more fiber than cotton, and with the ease of cultivation, its products are sold at a much lower cost.
Bamboo boards are gaining momentum in the equestrian industry because of their top features. These boards are resistant to kicking and biting and tough enough to retain their shape. Horse stalls are steadily being switched over to bamboo, and horse carers or breeders welcome this eco-friendly solution.
The bamboo equestrian products are suitable for children and all horses. There are several online and local shops that stock them. If you have always had an eye out for bamboo products in the equestrian industry, now is the time to go shopping.
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