The benefits of ComfortStall flooring
Improves joint health. Improved movement, flexibility and hoof quality through enhanced support to joints, tendons and ligaments from the therapeutic properties of ComfortStall’s level surface that “springs” back with every step
Improves respiratory health. Stable air quality is greatly improved because the sealed impermeable one-piece Ironclad™ Top Cover design prevents the build-up of urea, bacteria and the resulting harmful ammonia
Eliminates hock sores caused by flooring. Thanks to the non-slip, non-abrasive surface horses can get up without scuffling. The horse's hooves sink into the padded floor to give grip when rising
Improves quality of rest. Horses sleeping on ComfortStall flooring have been seen sleeping for hours at a time, getting the all-important REM sleep
Relieves horses suffering from sore feet and symptoms of laminitis. The padded flooring provides a comfortable and supportive cushioning, encouraging the horse to lie down
Reduces the need for stable bandaging. The ‘spring’ in the cushioned flooring massages the horse’s frogs, which stimulates blood circulation
Provides recumbent whole-body support. The padded flooring system provides the needed ‘give’ under the hip, shoulder and pastern bones when the horse lies down and rises
Provides thermal insulation. ComfortStall insulates from the cold and damp of concrete and packed-earth floors
Requires less bedding. ComfortStall significantly reduces the need to use straw, paper, cardboard, wood pellets, or other bedding for protection – bedding is needed only to absorb body waste
Increases return on Investment. Less bedding*, reduced cleaning time and no flooring maintenance; all adding up to a significant reduction in costs, and a return on investment typically of less than one year
Respiratory health begins with eliminating urine escape routes. Traditional stable mats have seams and gaps which allow urine to seep through and disappear into the floor of the stable. This urine decomposes to form urea, which gives off ammonia.
“The inhalation of high concentrations of ammonia in air causes immediate burning of the nose, throat and respiratory tract. This can cause bronchiolar and alveolar edema, and airway destruction resulting in respiratory distress or failure.” (New York State Department of Health)
By installing ComfortStall, which is completely impermeable, it is possible to eliminate this major source of equine, and human, ill-health.
The choice for Cornell University Veterinary Hospital
1,000 horses a year at Cornell University Veterinary Hospital, one of the top 3 veterinarian hospitals in USA, recover from surgery on a ComfortStall®.
Today at Cornell University Veterinary Hospital’s Surgery and Anaesthesia Department, up to six horses a day undergo surgery, and afterward, every horse recovers on ComfortStall® flooring.
What the Champions say
One of Ashley’s top horses, the 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood, Mango Eastwood, got hock sores from his previous traditional rubber stall mats, “no matter how many shavings we used.” Those [hocksores] have “literally disappeared [with Haygain’s ComfortStall]… And he comes out every day raring to go!”
Ashley Holzer, Team USA
4x Canadian Olympian, One Olympic medal
What Veterinarians say
"Overall, it appears to be the best surface we have come across.”
Ann Townsend-Pors, LVT Anesthesia Dept.
Equine Hospital, Cornell University Hospital for Animals
“In my 40 years of practice, the ComfortStall is by far the best stall flooring system.”
Dr. Richard Perce, Aspen Equine Clinic Windsor, CA
"Bebe is the horse who had colic surgery and then had sores on his hocks until we moved him into the box with the new floor. Bebe’s owner commented how quickly the hocks healed and how great the ComfortStall floor is.”
Kate Allen, BVSc(Liv.), CertEM(IntMed) (RCVS), PhD, Dip ACVSMR Senior Lecturer in Equine Sports Medicine, University of Bristol Veterinary School
“I’ve had horses literally pull up the stable mats out of boredom, and injure their tendons or suspensories and rip their shoes off in the process. ComfortStall’s single-piece IronClad Top Cover is sealed to the stable walls with heavy duty anchor strips, preventing such uprooting.”
Katie Fisher, Kingfisher Farms Equine Rehab Centre, CA, USA
“A great addition to our inpatient barn. In particular, horses that have undergone orthopaedic surgeries benefit from the additional comfort and support that the floor offers, as do horses that have had their shoes removed.”
Jo Burnett, BVetMed(Hons) MRCVSVeterinary Surgeon, Valley Equine Hospital, Lambourn, UK