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Essential Equestrian Access Routes around Staffordshire

Essential Equestrian Access Routes around Staffordshire

By on Jun 20, 2019 in Blog, Equine Bedding |

If you’re new to horse riding, then you may not know some of the best spots to go for a ride. P.H Winterton and Son are experts in the equestrian field (excuse the pun) so here we are going to look at some of the best access routes in and around Staffordshire. Enjoy the Staffordshire Moorlands on Horseback Being based in the beautiful Staffordshire Moorlands we know some of the best equestrian access routes in the area and beyond. Here are five for you to consider – Lud’s Church Ride – Based just five miles outside of central Leek this is a challenging but rewarding ride which lasts just over 8 miles. The Roaches Ride – The Roaches is one of the most scenic areas of the Moorlands and this 12.5 miles ride is a beautiful and hilly route. If you require parking, you can also use the nearby Tittesworth Reservoir. Biddulph to Staffordshire Way Loop – This pleasant 10-mile ride will take you on bridleways and quieter roads on the Biddulph Valley Way to the Staffordshire Way in a loop. Bosley Cloud Ride – A scenic route around Bosley Cloud takes you past the prehistoric Bridestones plus a section of bridleway by the River Dane. The Bosley Cloud ride is a shade over 9 miles and perfect for a summer day. Nick o’ th’ Hill – A much shorter ride (3.7 miles) than the ones we’ve previously discussed, Nick o’ th’ Hill offers excellent views and is good fitness training due to its steep hills. P.H Winterton Provide the Best Horse Bedding The best way to fully embrace and enjoy all of these equestrian access routes is with a fit and healthy horse. Giving your horses the finest equine bedding solution will keep them well-rested and ready to go riding on a sunny day. Here at P.H Winterton and Son, we offer two choices of horse bedding for customers in Staffordshire and beyond • Cheshire Choice Equine Bedding • Economy Bale Bedding Both with unique qualities, they will guarantee your horses are comfortable in their stables all year round. Want to know more about our full range of products including biomass fuel and our sawmill waste collection service?...

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How Equine Bedding Keeps Horses Comfortable in the Summer

How Equine Bedding Keeps Horses Comfortable in the Summer

By on Jun 13, 2019 in Blog, Equine Bedding |

High-quality equine bedding from P.H Winterton and Son is one of the essentials to keep your horses comfortable during the hot summer. While summer is a great time to go out riding, the increased temperatures bring the risk of dehydration and heat stress for your stable. In our latest blog, we are going to look at some tips to help protect your horses from the heat. Four Ways to Keep Your Horses Healthy 1. Temperature Controlled Equine Bedding – P.H Winterton’s Cheshire Choice equine bedding has excellent temperature adjustments qualities that help keep it cooler in the summer and warmer during the winter. 2. Keep Your Horse Hydrated – Providing fresh water for your stable is a must, so keeping their water source out of the sunshine will help keep it cool. If your horse is sweating, then adding electrolytes to their water will help keep their body balanced. In this scenario offer a water source with electrolytes but also standard water so your horse keeps drinking regularly. 3. Trim Horses with Longer Coats – For some horses, a long, thick coat will hold heat and make it difficult for your horse to cool down. This is different for every horse, so when clipping be careful not to trim too close as it also provides protection from harmful rays. 4. Adjust Turnout Times – If the weather is extremely hot you will need to adjust turnout times to cooler hours such as early in the morning or once the sun starts to go down. Grass becomes sparse during these times so you will also need to provide additional feed. Enjoy Summer Riding with P.H Winterton and Son For 60 years and counting P.H Winterton and Son have been providing the very best equine bedding across regions such as Staffordshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. If you’d like to know more about our Cheshire Choice and or Economy Bale horse bedding, please contact us...

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Turning Waste into Biomass Fuel in Derbyshire

Turning Waste into Biomass Fuel in Derbyshire

By on Jun 4, 2019 in Biomass fuel, Blog |

Biomass fuel in Derbyshire from P.H Winterton and Son is one of the most innovative ways to create a renewable energy source using waste. Biomass can consist of agricultural and animal waste that is environmentally friendly due to the produced energy not releasing anywhere near the number of pollutants and Greenhouse gases that fossil fuels do. High-Quality Biomass Fuel in Derbyshire There are three main types of biomass energy, produced from the following components – • Solid – Wood, sawdust and garbage • Liquid – Ethanol and Methanol • Gas – Biogas or swamp gas (mainly Methane gas) The main source of biomass fuel from P.H Winterton is wood residue which is obtained through our sawmill waste collection service for joinery firms. Our meticulous production process ensures all of our wood is of uniform size and free of harmful contaminants such as metal – which reduces carbon dioxide and gasses that can cause acid rain. Acid rain is one of the consequences of air pollution which occurs when emissions from factories, cars or heating boilers come into contact with water in the atmosphere. These emissions contain nitrogen oxides, sulphur dioxide and sulphur trioxide which when mixed with water become sulphurous acid, nitric acid and sulphuric acid. The resulting acids are extremely damaging to soils, lakes and seas with consequential damage to terrestrial and marine flora and fauna. This can also cause the corrosion of metallic elements in buildings, bridges, towers and other structures plus the destruction of statues, sculptures and limestone buildings. So as you can see using biomass fuel is extremely beneficial to the future of our environment. Six Decades of Outstanding Customer Service P.H Winterton and Son are celebrating 60 years of business this year and we believe the reason we continue to lead the way for animal bedding and biomass fuel in Derbyshire is our unmatched customer service. Using our reliable fleet network we can provide biomass fuel to areas such as Staffordshire, Cheshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Berkshire. If you would like more information about our services, please get in touch...

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Prepare to Race at the Roodee with Horse Bedding in Staffordshire

Prepare to Race at the Roodee with Horse Bedding in Staffordshire

By on Apr 16, 2019 in Blog, Horse bedding in Staffordshire, Uncategorized |

Horse bedding in Staffordshire from P. H Winterton and Son is the best way to get your stables ready for the upcoming Boodles May Festival. Our range of horse shavings are guaranteed to give your horses the best night’s rest and can help to maintain their health as you train for race day. About the event Based not far from Staffordshire at the Chester Racecourse, the Boodles May Festival is happening between 8th and 10th May. Built around celebrating the history of racing at Chester and its unique part of the city’s culture – it’s set to be a prestigious meeting not to be missed! The festival begins with the breath-taking curtain raiser of the Lily Agnes Stakes with the Chester Vase and Cheshire Oaks serving up some fantastic on-track action separating the men from the boys. The 188Bet Chester Cup, considered to be one of the leading staying handicaps of the year also takes place; making the Boodles May Festival a great event to test yourself against the best. Lying on the banks of the River Dee the 65 acre Chester racecourse was once a Roman settlement of the city during the Dark Ages. In 1539 the first horse race took place and the rest they say is history, with it becoming one of the most popular courses in the country. Chester Racecourse is referred to by jockeys and horse racing fans as the ‘Roodee’ which originates from the centre of the in-field’s raised mound which is decorated with a small cross known as a ‘rood’. Horse Bedding in Staffordshire – Twice the Variety! Here at PH Winterton and Son we offer two types of horse bedding that will suit your needs and your budget. Cheshire Choice Equine Bedding is our premium variety made from 100% soft wood shavings with excellent absorbency levels plus it adjusts to the seasons, keep your horses warm in winter and cooler in summer. For a money saving bedding solution look no further than our Economy Bale Equine Bedding which is double dust extracted with a mix of hardwood and softwood that make cleaning out stables easier. Order Your Horse Bedding in Staffordshire from PH Winterton and Son P.H Winterton and Son are...

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Cattle Care and Cubicle Bedding in Cheshire

Cattle Care and Cubicle Bedding in Cheshire

By on Apr 14, 2019 in Blog, Cubicle bedding, Uncategorized |

Cubicle bedding in Cheshire from PH Winterton and Son should form part of your plan to keep your cattle safe and healthy. Providing a comfortable place with our range of cubicle bedding will help your cows produce their best milk. Remember if your cattle become ill, injured or distressed the quality of their milk will plummet. One of the most common diseases in cows is mastitis which affects the udder. The best way to prevent this sort of infection is clean bedding; especially during milking and right after. Our soft dust cubicle bedding is designed to prevent abrasions of the udder and legs. We’d also recommend a closer clean of the teats to help disinfect them. Diet Tips and Cubicle Bedding in Cheshire Your cows require a well-balanced diet as they need a lot of energy to make delicious and nutritious milk. Ensuring your cows feed all year round, here are some options to add to their menu – Dry feed which is usually cut and rolled into hay bales Wet feed (also known as silage) is a mixture of alfalfa, barley and oats – these feeds are usually mixed with dry hay to create what farmers call a ‘ration’ Grains such as wheat, barley and oats provide cows with carbohydrates We would recommend adding vitamins and minerals into their feeds Salt may seem like a surprising addition to this list, but it serves as electrolytes giving your cows calcium and Vitamin D, which help to promote muscle development and blood flow as well as maintaining digestion They also require a significant amount of water to produce milk properly With a balanced diet and a cosy place to sleep your cows will the produce excellent dairy. Cubicle Bedding in Cheshire – Take Your Pick! P.H Winterton provides two types of cubicle bedding that will guarantee healthy and happy cows. As previously mentioned, our soft dust cubicle bedding guarantees a comfortable and hygienic environment for your cattle. This cost-effective solution is also thermally insulated with excellent traction. Agri dust cubicle bedding has become one of the most popular brands of bedding in the UK due to its high quality and consistency. Easily spreadable and simple to clean out, this product...

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Charge to Victory with Horse Shavings from P.H Winterton and Son

Charge to Victory with Horse Shavings from P.H Winterton and Son

By on Mar 20, 2019 in Blog, Equine Bedding, Shavings, Uncategorized |

Horse shavings from P.H Winterton and Son, are the all season solution to get your horses ready for the high profile events such as the Cheltenham Festival. One of the highlights of the horse racing calendar, the Cheltenham Festival is a four-day extravaganza with the finest calibre of horses, jockeys and owners culminating in the Gold Cup day where legends are made. Equine bedding provided by P.H Winterton and Son will give your horses a healthy environment to relax whilst preparing for race day. Horse Shavings Help Keep Limbs Healthy Equine bedding using our 100% softwood shavings is one of the best ways to keep your horse’s limbs healthy and ready for regular competitive action. Here are some other tips to keep your horses fitting fit – Letting your horse stretch its neck and relax their body after work will allow lactic acid to be released from its muscles, which reduces the risk of post-workout injury Studies have shown cold water rather than ice is better for your horse’s legs after activities such as galloping, jumping or on a very hot day Feel your horse’s legs every day so that you can become familiar with what’s normal for them, plus it makes it easier to identify signs of heat, swelling and tenderness and they can be addressed immediately Weighing your horse on a monthly basis will help you find out your horse’s best weight for competitions and if you have to look at dieting Dedicated Providers of Horse Shavings P.H Winterton and Son have been providing the finest horse shavings and equine bedding for 60 years, becoming one of the leaders in animal bedding for the agricultural industry. With a large fleet of reliable vehicles we can provide large orders of shavings and equine bedding for areas right around the Midlands and beyond including Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Cheshire. Get your horses ready for their next competition by getting in touch with our friendly team to order your horse shavings...

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