Equine Bedding

Get the Finest Equine Bedding for Your First Horse

Get the Finest Equine Bedding for Your First Horse

By on Jul 18, 2019 in Blog, Equine Bedding |

Buying your first horse is a big commitment for both your finances and time so making sure you get the best equine bedding is crucial. P.H Winterton and Son offer two different types of horse bedding both with their own unique qualities. Our Cheshire Choice horse bedding is made from 100% softwood shavings with excellent absorbency levels and that keeps your stables dry for longer. Alternatively, Economy Bale horse bedding consists of double dust extracted wood shavings which protect your horse from respiratory issues and injuries such as abrasions. In this post, we are going to look at some essential questions to ask the owner before buying your horse. Questions to Ask about Your First Horse As experienced providers of horse bedding from areas such as Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. We talk to plenty of stable owners who ask our team of specialists for tips to keep their horses happy. Here are some questions you should be asking when buying a new horse – Ask if the horse has any ‘track record’? – If the horse doesn’t don’t be too alarmed as it may have the potential to race down the line if well trained. Contact Previous Owners – If the horses you are looking to buy has had multiple owners contact as many as possible to get a well-rounded idea of their history in case, they have any long term issues you aren’t aware of. Request the Horse’s Passport – It’s illegal for a horse to be sold without its passport so make sure you request it from the owner and check the description, age and other details match the horse Welcoming Your First Horse Home Once you’ve decided on the perfect horse you will need to create a welcoming environment in your stables. Spend some time with your horse getting to know the ground. Trust is a big thing for horses so building a bond early will help your relationship. Creating a comfortable stable with top-notch equine bedding will keep your horse healthy, relaxed and ready to begin competition training in the future. We keep large quantities of horse bedding at our site in Staffordshire meaning we can supply between one and 18 pallets; dependant on your...

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Dressage for Success with P.H Winterton and Son

Dressage for Success with P.H Winterton and Son

By on Jul 11, 2019 in Blog, Equine Bedding |

Preparation is key to producing the best dressage performance by your horse in the upcoming calendar of events. Here at P.H Winterton and Son, we understand the care and attention needed to keep your horses healthy and competing at the highest level. This is why we only produce the finest equine bedding to keep your stables cosy and comfortable. Showjumping Tips from P.H Winterton and Son We work with plenty of showjumpers who compete in competitions right across the country, so if you’ve got a show on the horizon; take a read of our essential tips – Know Your Horse – No two horses are the same so walk the course with each individual horse in mind. Watch the Clock – Be conscious of the time allowed if it looks like it’s going to be a tight squeeze look for areas where you can save time e.g. angling a jump or turning inside a fence. Know Your Starting Direction – The approach you take to the first fence will often set the pace for the rest of the course. Employ Some Old Tricks – One of the oldest course builder tricks is to encourage horses to flatten. Make sure your horse is sitting on its hocks to give you the best chance of jumping clear. Watch Similar Horses – If you get the opportunity to watch similar horses to yours you will get a good idea of how your horse will approach the course. Your Choice of Equine Bedding P.H Winterton and Son offer two types of high-quality equine bedding that will suit any customer’s budget. Our Cheshire Choice bedding is made from 100% wood shavings giving your horses maximum comfort and excellent absorbency levels. With a unique temperature controlling feature, this type of animal bedding keeps warm in winter and cool in summer. Economy bale is the alternative cost-effective bedding solution that is double dust extracted making the shavings hygienic. Find out More About Animal Bedding from P.H Winterton and Son With six decades of experience in the equine bedding industry, P.H Winterton and Son are the only suppliers who will get your horses jumping for success at your next show. If you’d like to know more about...

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Keep Your Horse Healthy With Quality Equine Bedding

Keep Your Horse Healthy With Quality Equine Bedding

By on Jul 8, 2019 in Blog, Equine Bedding |

We don’t have to tell you how important it is to keep stalls in top condition for horses. And this is particularly true when it comes to equine bedding. But there’s so much information flying around in regards to the do’s and don’ts of equine care.  How can you be sure you’re doing the right thing for your horse? In this blog post, we’re going to look at ways you can keep your horse comfortable and healthy. And give you a rundown of the best equine bedding available in Staffordshire, Cheshire and Nottingham and beyond. Air Quality and Equine Bedding When it comes to air quality in stables, feed and bedding are the main sources of airborne dust. And this dust can be made up of a whole variety of matter including bacteria, faeces, and viruses. While there is no way to totally eliminate this from stables entirely, there are a number of things you can do to manage the amounts. This is crucial, especially for horses who may be suffering from respiratory disorders, as symptoms of these diseases can be exacerbated by the inhalation of airborne dust. The main way to control the levels of dust in your stable is through proper ventilation. Ensuring air can flow in and out of stalls is vital to maintaining a healthy environment for your horses. Ventilation comes from sidewall openings, doors and windows. So check these remain unobstructed, particularly during the summer months. Aside from ventilation, another aspect to consider is the dust content of your equine bedding. Airborne dust levels are at their highest while mucking out your stables. So a good place to start in keeping your horse healthy is by removing them from the stall during cleaning. What’s more, high-quality bedding, such as the Cheshire Choice Equine Bedding from P.H.Winterton & Son, will also reduce the risk of dust problems. High-Quality Equine Bedding From P.H. Winterton & Son At P.H. Winterton & Son, we offer quality controlled horse bedding to our customers in Staffordshire and beyond. At present, we have two types of the very best equine bedding available to customers. These are: Cheshire Choice Bedding Made up of 100% softwood shavings, this bedding is ideal for horses....

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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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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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