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Why Buy Thoroughbred Shavings From P.H. Winterton and Sons?

Why Buy Thoroughbred Shavings From P.H. Winterton and Sons?

By on Dec 29, 2020 in Equine Bedding, Horse bedding in Derbyshire, Horse bedding in Staffordshire, Shavings |

Thoroughbred horses are just one of a wide array of horse breeds that you may own or find yourself looking after. Due to their agility, if you’re a racer, they’re likely to be your most regularly encountered breed. Whether you’re training, preparing for a race or you’ve only just invested in a horse, it’s important to get their stables in order. Here at P.H. Winterton and Sons, we’re huge supporters of horse racers and their upcoming events. Thanks to our renowned status in the equestrian market and sponsorships of the Royal Windsor and Olympia horse shows, we’re a trusted source to buy your thoroughbred shavings from. Cheshire Choice Equine Bedding Cheshire Choice Equine Bedding is our most premium, high quality choice, guaranteed to provide the ultimate comfort to your horse. As one of the only types of horse beddings in Staffordshire that’s made of 100% soft wood shavings, we can provide you with the highest quality without having to travel too far. In a lot of bedding guides, it’s suggested that absorbency is a vital feature to keeping your horse comfortable and clean. With the absorption capabilities of Cheshire Choice, these shavings will give your horse a comfortable night’s sleep and have it raring to go for its next race. It’s ability to adjust temperature will also keep your horse warm in the Winter and cool in the Summer. We are confident in saying that buying Cheshire Choice Equine Bedding is the best decision with regards to the comfort, happiness and health of your animals. We also keep it free from chemicals and dust to prevent any respiratory problems developing in you and your horse. Economy-Bale Equine Bedding If you’re after another option that won’t break the bank, you can’t go wrong with Economy-Bale Equine Bedding. This bedding is also safe for the airwaves of you and your horses thanks to being double dust extracted. This also ensures that it’s hygienic from the start. This option of bedding is made from a combination of soft and hardwood shavings. Therefore, it’s still easy to clean out and can be used alongside rubber mats. New! Zebra Fibre Animal Bedding We are extremely proud to have added Zebra Fibre Animal Bedding to...

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Winter Care Essentials for Horses

Winter Care Essentials for Horses

By on Dec 11, 2020 in Blog, Equine Bedding |

As the winter chill starts to bite, it is now more important than ever to ensure your stable of horses is staying healthy. P.H Winterton and Son are the leading suppliers of equine bedding across the country, and with our years of experience, we know a thing or two about caring for horses. For this post, we have put together some essential tips to help you through the next few months. High-Quality Equine Bedding and other Care Tips Feeding – In terms of feeding, forage should form the basis of every horse’s diet. Forage is especially important during winter when the grass is not readily available or turnout time may be restricted. This also helps keep the horse warm acting as an in-built heating system which creates heat as it breaks down in the digestive system. Feeding in the Field – Additional forage may be needed to feed horses living out, depending on the amount of grass available. When adding extra forage in the field, ensure there are more piles of hay than there are horses to stop any conflicts. Keeping Hydrated – During winter it cannot be underestimated, the importance of your horse having plenty of fresh and clean drinking water. A 16hh horse requires at least 6 gallons of water every day, and some horses can need up to twice this amount. Water is crucial for hydration and digestion. It is also important to check the water troughs twice a day and to break and remove any ice. You may also want to fill containers with water as an emergency supply. For stabled horses, adding some warm water into their buckets prevents the water from freezing overnight which could encourage a horse to drink if they do not like the colder water. Bedding – One of the most crucial parts of keeping your horses happy is giving them the best bedding to rest on. P.H Winterton and Son provide three different types of equine bedding to suit every budget, including our newest product – Zebra Fibre bedding. Got any Questions? Contact Us Now If you have any questions about our range of equine bedding or need any advice about horse care this winter, please do not hesitate...

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Cleaning Equine Bedding from Stalls Effectively

Cleaning Equine Bedding from Stalls Effectively

By on Oct 28, 2020 in Blog, Equine Bedding |

One question we often get asked here at P.H Winterton is, how long does it take to clean equine bedding out of stalls? While it is quite a labour-intensive process it is recommended to do this, in some cases every day. If you are looking to streamline this exercise, take a read of some of our suggestions regarding stall cleaning below. 5 Cleaning Methods for Stalls Invest in Quality Rubber Stall Mats – Rubber stall mats provide a smooth base for efficient cleaning plus they are non-absorbent and easy to disinfect. Thick mats provide cushioning for horses’ legs and feet which is helpful for arthritic horses and those prone to founder or laminitis. Choose Your Bedding Wisely – Finer bedding such as sawdust shavings is the best option. Just be careful how much bedding you use as if you overbed you will spend more time cleaning. Also, you will face an increased potential for dust exposure plus mould and allergens which can lead to respiratory problems. On the other hand, inadequate bedding or failing to clean stalls will increase the risk of problems linked to air quality. Consider Bedding Conditioner/Drying Agent – Equine bedding has a high moisture content that can really hold onto ammonia, especially when combined with humid air can lead to respiratory distress in horses. Consider a dry powder bedding conditioner and drying agent which is designed to keep bedding dry and reduces the potential for bacterial infection. Pick Stalls Regularly – Taking even just a few minutes to pick your horse’s stall before you leave each night can make mucking out much easier. This helps keep your horse happier, healthier and cleaner plus it helps cut back on odours and flies. It is particularly effective for horses that are a bit restless in their stalls and tend to grind manure into the equine bedding. Extend Turnout Time – Fewer hours horses spend indoors, the less time you will spend cleaning up after them. A regular turnout provides a number of benefits too. Equine field antics such as bucking, kicking, rolling, snorting and whining are all-natural movements that help clear respiratory systems and stretch sore and tight muscles. Healthier digestion is another added benefit of more...

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Why Sawdust Shavings are the Best Horse Bedding

Why Sawdust Shavings are the Best Horse Bedding

By on Oct 21, 2020 in Blog, Equine Bedding, Shavings |

Have you ever wondered what the best bedding material is for your horse? Here at P.H Winterton and Son, we believe that sawdust shavings are the best choice and we will explain in this post why. Here are the criteria you should have before purchasing horse bedding – Safe for horses Easily available Absorbent Easy to store Cost-effective Easy to handle and pick manure from Many horse owners think that they need to bed their stalls like our own beds, making them soft and fluffy. But horses by nature do not require a soft and fluffy bed unless they are a bit older and thus need to lie down for longer periods of time. The main purpose of horse bedding is to absorb urine and moisture. Explaining the Appeal of Sawdust Shavings Nothing quite looks and smell like a stall that is freshly bedded with traditional sawdust shavings of pine or fir. Different types of shavings are more absorbent than others, with kiln-dried shavings having lower moisture content than heavier chip-like shavings. Look to maintain good ventilation in the barn once your shavings have been laid and keep an eye out for cobwebs and dust layers. Having bagged sawdust is easier to use, convenient to store plus they are far less dusty than loose equine bedding. Should I Consider Rubber Stall Mats? Using rubber stall mats means you will be able to easily scoop up manure and soiled bedding and leave clean bedding behind. This also gives your horse a healthy surface to stand on with enough ‘give’ for a cushioning effect. Talk to the Horse Bedding Specialists If you need new horse bedding for your barns, please do not hesitate to contact P.H Winterton and Son today. We offer three different equine bedding options to match any budget or quality...

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How Tier 3 Restrictions Affect Horse Riders

How Tier 3 Restrictions Affect Horse Riders

By on Oct 14, 2020 in Blog, Equine Bedding |

With a number of areas across the country being placed in Tier 3 COVID-19 constrictions, it is crucial to know what horse riders can and cannot do. The three-tier system, which came into effect on Wednesday 13th October has different restrictions in each case. As the leading provider of equine bedding, P.H Winterton and Son understand the importance of adhering to these new regulations whilst also keeping your horse fit and healthy. The Latest COVID-19 Equestrian Advice Explained The most recent British Equestrian advice still applies and riders with specific queries about their area will need to check the advice from their local authority. Governing bodies have also issue particular guidance for members, for example, British Showjumping has reminded members that it is their personal responsibility to stick to the rules for their locality plus following the sport protocols if attending shows. British Eventing has stated, “All members should consider any restrictions in their own area before travelling to an event. It is the responsibility of each member to ensure they are complying with the requirements.” They have also encouraged, as a priority, to ballot out members who would now not be able to compete. British Dressage (BE) has confirmed that thanks to the COVID-19 secure protocols and procedures in place, organised British Dressage can continue ‘in all areas’ provided that all COVID rules are adhered to. This includes the ‘rule of six’, social distancing and hygiene measures. BE have updated its sport resumption protocols to add that all persons on the event site need to check lockdown, rules and COVID restrictions in their area plus additions to protocols already put in place for their events. Top Quality Equine Bedding P.H Winterton currently offers three types of equine bedding to match any budget and requirements. We have recently started selling Zebra Fibre Bedding, which is extremely absorbent which makes it easier to clean out of stables. Our Cheshire Choice bedding is our premium selection of bedding made from 100% of wood shavings but if you are working to a budget we also have Economy Bale bedding. If you have any questions about any of our products please feel free to contact us...

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