Equine Bedding

Why shavings are the best kind of horse bedding

Why shavings are the best kind of horse bedding

By on Sep 22, 2021 in Blog, Equine Bedding |

If you have never invested in horse bedding such as shavings before, you may not know about the different types available on the market. PH Winterton is a specialist in equine bedding, with three different types of bedding to suit any requirement or budget. Understanding horse bedding Wood Shavings – Wood shavings have been a popular horse bedding for decades, and are often used for horses that suffer from respiratory disease or those that eat other types of bedding. Sawmill waste shavings, such as those provided by PH Winterton are the most popular as they are high quality and have a low dust content. Wood shavings also provide excellent support for the horse’s hooves as they compact inside them. They are typically packed in polythene wrapped bales which makes them easy to stack and store – meaning you will be able to buy in bulk if that’s your preference. Flax and hemp – Flax and hemp bedding materials are often more expensive which limits their appeal. Also, there have been instances of horses eating the bedding. The same as wood shavings they are packaged in heavy-duty plastic bags for easy storage. Paper – Paper is usually shredded and consists of a mix of newspaper, magazines and other unwanted printed matter, with differing absorbency. The long paper stripes tend to be harder to muck out as they can stick together and become difficult to separate from the droppings. While cheap, paper, when wet, can become very soggy and less user-friendly. Rubber matting – Rubber matting is often considered a partial alternative to bedding in stables. Some people will combine horse bedding with rubber matting. Rubber matting on its own can lead to wet floors, dirty rugs and horses. The majority of horses don’t like to urinate on hard surfaces, so adding bedding such as shavings help prevent this issue. Hygiene standards need to be observed when using rubber matting, as they will need to be uplifted and thoroughly cleaned underneath to prevent a build-up of ammonia and dirty bedding material. Get horse shavings in bulk from PH Winterton If you have any questions about PH Winterton’s range of horse bedding, please do not hesitate to contact us now. We offer...

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Prepare for Coral Summer Festival with the finest equine bedding

Prepare for Coral Summer Festival with the finest equine bedding

By on May 23, 2021 in Equine Bedding, Uncategorized |

One of the highlights of the horse racing calendar is just around the corner with the Coral Summer Festival set to take place from 2nd July 2021. While ensuring your horse is ready to compete, another vital part of your preparation is ensuring you are investing in the finest equine bedding from P.H Winterton. For this post, we will tell you everything you need to know about this illustrious event plus the benefits of choosing our bedding to help your horse getting its 40 winks. The Highlights of Coral Summer Festival Here are some of the highlights of the upcoming Coral Summer Festival – Coral-Eclipse Day – One of the most anticipated days in the flat racing calendar, includes the prestigious Group 1 Coral-Eclipse, Group 3 Coral Charge plus two listed races. Ladies Day – Ladies Day will take place on 2nd July, a perfect summer day out, celebrating getting together with friends, fabulous outfits plus the thrilling flat racing around one of the most stunning racecourses in the UK. The same day the Style Awards will celebrate the best-dressed people on course, giving everyone the opportunity to get dressed up and make a statement at the races. The Top Choice for Equine Bedding P.H Winterton and Son provide the highest quality of shavings to give your horses cosy, warm and dry equine bedding whilst taking into account affordability and economical factors that are important for our customers. We stock large quantities of horse bedding at our site in Staffordshire, meaning we can supply between 1 and 18 pallets at a time. We know the British weather can be unpredictable, which is why we offer outside storage covers to protect our bedding against adverse conditions. Need more information? Get in touch If you would like more information about any of the horse bedding products we supply, please do not hesitate to contact us...

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Why shavings are the ideal horse bedding

Why shavings are the ideal horse bedding

By on May 2, 2021 in Blog, Equine Bedding |

Many horse owners, whether their horses have allergies or not, are moving from traditional bedding materials such as straw and turning to alternatives such as shavings from P.H Winterton. For this blog, we will explain why our equine bedding is the best choice for horses who suffer from allergies. Natural Equine Bedding is the best choice If your horse suffers from allergies or respiratory issues then choosing one of our equine bedding products will be the best choice to keep them healthy. We understand that bedding with little or no dust at all is best for allergy-prone horses, but you should always opt for a natural material such as shavings. The reason for this is that many natural materials have antibacterial properties that will help to maintain the stall’s hygiene and cleanliness. While some manufacturers use additives in their natural products, this is still the purest bedding you will get. The fewer components it has the better it will be for your horse. The Power of Three with PH Winterton Here at PH Winterton, we offer three different types of horse bedding, which can suit any budget or specific requirement. Cheshire Choice bedding is our premium supply made from 100% softwood shavings and boasting excellent absorbency levels. As the name suggests, our Economy Bale bedding is our budget range with a unique mix of hardwood and softwood. Our newest range of bedding is Zebra Fibre, which also boasts excellent absorbency levels and is available in 48-60 bales per pallet. Contact Us With Any Questions If you have any questions about PH Winterton’s range of equine bedding please do not hesitate to get in touch now. Our team of specialists will be more than happy to help. Considering a new renewable energy source? We also offer biomass fuel wood pellets, sourced from our nationwide sawmill waste collection...

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Preparing for Royal Windsor Show with Equine Bedding

Preparing for Royal Windsor Show with Equine Bedding

By on Apr 18, 2021 in Blog, Equine Bedding |

Investing in the finest quality of equine bedding is one of the best ways to prepare for the upcoming Royal Windsor Show. With COVID-19 restrictions set to ease further in May, the 2021 show between 1st and 4th July could welcome up to 4000 spectators a day. PH Winterton and Son are proud to be a sponsor of the Royal Windsor Show plus the Olympia horse show. For our latest blog, we will tell you more about the Royal Windsor event plus all the information you need to know about our horse bedding products. More Information about Royal Windsor Show Five-star showjumping is set to return at the illustrious event, featuring a total prize fund of £430,000 plus the finishing Rolex Grand Prix on 4th July. Organisers have said they will allow 4000 spectators on each of the four days, adhering to the Government COVID-19 guidelines set to come into play on 17th May. Show director Simon Brooks-Ward commented, “We are delighted that we have been able to reschedule Royal Windsor Horse Show in 2021 and are looking forward to the return of what has become known as one of the best international horse shows in the world,” “The show is set to be a spectacle for the whole family, with the highest calibre of the competition alongside remarkable entertainment acts.” Choose PH Winterton for Equine Bedding PH Winterton and Son offer three different types of equine bedding to suit any budget or specification. Our Cheshire Choice bedding is our premium brand, with our Economy Bale bedding is for clients working to a budget. Zebra Fibre bedding is our newest addition, which boasts excellent absorbency levels and helps to prevent abrasions. Contact Us Now with any Questions If you have any questions about horse bedding, please do not hesitate to get in touch with PH Winterton...

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Why Quality Equine Bedding Could Ensure Grand National Success

Why Quality Equine Bedding Could Ensure Grand National Success

By on Mar 29, 2021 in Blog, Equine Bedding |

One of the best ways to help horses competing in this year’s Grand National is by investing in high-quality equine bedding. The 173rd meeting of this iconic event in the horse racing calendar is set to take place on Saturday 10th April, after being cancelled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool will host the event which will have 106 entrants and take place with no spectators for the first time in its history due to the COVID-19 restrictions. For this blog, we will tell you a bit more about our range of horse bedding, to help you make an informed decision. The Power of Three for Equine Bedding Here at P.H Winterton and Son, we offer three different types of horse bedding that are guaranteed to suit your unique specifications and budgets. Cheshire Choice Bedding is our premium option that is made up of 100% soft wood shavings, that will give your horse the ultimate comfort when resting. This type of bedding is kept in quantities of one to 18 pallets, in case you wish to buy in bulk. Our Economy Bale Bedding is our budget range that will provide a warm bed whilst not breaking the bank. Using a mixture of hard and soft wood, making it easy to use with rubber mats. We have recently started stocking Zebra Fibre bedding which can be used for both horses and cattle and is available in 48-60 bales per pallet. P.H Winterton store this bedding in all-weather bags to protect it from the elements. Zebra Fibre bedding is extremely absorbent meaning there is minimal risk of abrasions for your animals. Contact Us With Any Questions If you have any questions about P.H Winterton’s range of equine bedding, please do not hesitate to get in touch now. Our team of specialists look forward to hearing from you. We supply horse bedding for customers all over the country, including areas such as Hampshire, Somerset and Taunton and...

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How the Cheltenham Festival Will Be Different This Year

How the Cheltenham Festival Will Be Different This Year

By on Mar 1, 2021 in Blog, Equine Bedding |

As the premium supplier of equine bedding, P.H Winterton regularly deal with horse owners, plus some who could be involved in this year’s Cheltenham Festival. The flagship event for racegoers was one of the last mass participation events before the first Coronavirus lockdown last year, and this year will certainly be different with no crowds at Prestbury Park being the main difference. For this blog, we will explain the ways the Cheltenham Festival will change in 2021. How Attendances Will Be Restricted Plus Other Changes Attendance will be restricted to staff who are essential to the care of the horses and the smooth running of the racecourse plus vastly reduced media presence. Reduced entourages will be allowed for each runner but this does not extend to the bill-paying owner. Biosecurity measures will also be implemented surrounding those challengers travelling over from Ireland, with special zones created adjacent to the racecourse stables where every groom, trainer and jockey must stay while not exercising or racing their horses. The final casualty will be the absence of amateur riders which means that the National Hunt Chase, the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Chase and the Hunters’ Chase (no longer the Foxhunters’) will all now feature professional jockeys. The programme will also change, with the novice handicap chase disappearing from the Tuesday card, with the Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase from Friday replacing it. The Leading Suppliers of Equine Bedding Whether you are racing at the Cheltenham Festival or not this year, you will still need the best equine bedding for your horses – which is where PH Winterton and Son can help. We have three ranges of equine bedding that will suit any budget or specific requirement. Contact us if you have any questions about horse bedding or any of our other products, such as biomass fuel. Our team of specialists will be more than happy to help with any...

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