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Making the Ideal Bed Using Horse Shavings

Making the Ideal Bed Using Horse Shavings

By on Jul 24, 2020 in Equine Bedding, Shavings |

The best way to create the ideal rest area for your horses is by investing in horse shavings from P.H Winterton and Son. For our latest blog, we are going to share some essential maintenance tips to keep your horse’s stable clean and safe plus some advice for composting used shavings. 6 Way to Maintain Your Stables 1. Horses need to be removed from their stable if possible while mucking out 2. Droppings also need to be removed as quickly as possible using a shavings fork 3. Shake your fork gently to loosen any clean shavings back onto the surface and avoid waste 4. Loosen the surface of the bed with the shavings fork when you have finished mucking out 5. Every 2-3 days, heap loosened surface shavings into banks at the sides then remove any concentrated areas of wet shavings and pull banks into the main area of the bed 6. Finally, add fresh equine bedding to maintain optimum depth. How to Compost Used Horse Shavings P.H Winterton recommends that the simplest and most environmentally friendly way to dispose of used shavings is to compost them and return to the soil. Industry specialists have commissioned scientific studies to confirm that the best conditions for composting horse bedding successfully. Results showed that used shavings plus manure turn them into excellent compost in just a matter of months. Here are some composting tips – Have a rough ratio of 3 parts shavings and one part dung or green matter Make sure the heap is on the wet side of damp but ensure it is not waterlogged Keep the heap uncovered Turn the heap monthly if possible as air is essential Under these conditions we would predict horse shavings will compost on between 4 and 8 months, depending on the season. Get in Touch for More Information If you would like to know more about P.H Winterton’s range of equine 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 |

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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