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 today.