As an asthmatic I have always known that having horses would be a challenge health wise for me – however I have always tried to not let asthma interfere with my passion for horses.
People with asthma have swollen (inflamed) and ‘sensitive’ airways that become narrow and clogged with a sticky mucus in response to certain triggers, such as
- Animal fur/feathers
- Dust/Dust mites
- Cold/Flu infection
- Severe weather
As a horse owner and rider, I will never fully escape the triggers of asthma as the environment that the horses live in is a challenge in itself.
However, after bedding my horses on straw for years, easibed has literally been a breath of fresh air for me as it is dust free, meaning I am no longer coughing/spluttering and wheezing when mucking out the boys.
It’s not only healthier for me but for Chocolate and Humbug too. They both used to cough when stabled on straw, but they don’t cough when stabled on their easibed as it is made from recycled clean white soft wood that has any dust extracted from it prior to it being bailed.