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...Read Moreabout Why Buy Thoroughbred Shavings From P.H. Winterton and Son?
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?...Read Moreabout Essential Equestrian Access Routes around Staffordshire
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...Read Moreabout How Equine Bedding Keeps Horses Comfortable in the Summer
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’. Equine Bedding – 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, keeps 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 a family run...Read Moreabout Prepare to Race at the Roodee with Horse Bedding in Staffordshire
Autumn is just around the corner, and that can only mean one thing – colder weather! Every year we try to educate our customers on the importance of making sure your stables have the correct horse bedding in Staffordshire, so that your horses can remain happy in their environment. With so much talk recently as to whether our horses really need to have all these extras to keep them warm, our bedding helps to maintain the perfect temperature for them without creating an environment that’s to warm. At P.H. Winterton, we believe that bedding should be beneficial for both your horse and you, that is why we’re home to some of the best animal bedding solutions on the market! The Best Horse Bedding in Staffordshire There are many reasons as to why we’re known for our horse bedding in Staffordshire, and that is down to the many benefits you can receive! Not only will our bedding keep your stables ideally warm in the cold months, they include a unique dust extraction system to protect the respiratory system of your animals… Made with 100% softwood and shavings, our equine bedding has a high absorption level, therefore maintaining its quality for longer. Current horse bedding in Staffordshire which we are supplying throughout autumn and winter include the Cheshire Choice and Economy bale. Both of these can be ordered in batches of your requirements and are made using the best wood and method – quality is always guaranteed here at P.H. Winterton! Order Your Horse Bedding in Staffordshire Today To make sure that you get your horse bedding in Staffordshire before Autumn begins, call us to order your supplies. We will also be at hand to answer of your questions and advise you on the best option for you. Other areas which can supply to include Derbyshire, Cheshire, and many...Read Moreabout Maintain Warmth in Your Stables with Our Horse Bedding in Staffordshire