Converting to bulk rather than bagged horse shavings bedding is one way that stables can save on expenses. It can feel like you are throwing money away with bagged bedding, as you you have to buy the bedding plus the expense of cleaning it and then disposing of it. When buying bags of bedding this can add up fast, whereas bulk buying can save on expenses. Bulk horse shavings have a smaller price tag because of the economies of scale. Since bulk materials arrive loose, either in a trailer or the back of a dump truck, there is no plastic waste. Stables focused on environmental impact can use bulk products to help cut down on non-recyclable plastic. Reliable supplier of horse shavings Find a reliable supplier (such as PH Winterton) is the key to success with bulk bedding. Once you decide to bulk buy bedding you will need a place to store it. This could be a designated shed, a corner of the arena, underneath a lean-to or in a covered trailer that is used to pick up the bedding are all common choices. Ensure you pick a spot that is out of the weather and convenient to use so that it is not a battle at chore time. PH Winterton sources a number of our horse bedding products from sawmill waste collections, which can also be used for biomass fuel. Not only are sawdust and shavings useful for the maintenance of livestock, but they can also be used to make sawdust mulch. The sawdust is mixed with compost or grass clippings to produce a mulch that is extremely effective for acid-loving plants and helps your plants prosper. Contact us with any questions If you have any questions about equine bedding, please do not hesitate to get in touch with PH Winterton now. Our horse bedding products are available to customers across the country including deliveries to Worcestershire and...Read Moreabout Why should I buy horse shavings in bulk?
In a nutshell, yes, shavings can be used to create high-quality horse bedding. Through P.H Winterton’s sawmill waste collection we gather surplus wood from sawmills all around the country and create both equine bedding and wood chip pellets that can be used for biomass fuel boilers. For this blog, we will focus on why shavings are one of the best materials you can use to keep your horses comfortable. What are the criteria for good horse bedding? There are a number of criteria for what makes good bedding for horses, such as – Is it safe for horses? – Our sawdust bedding is extremely safe for horses Is it available in plentiful supply? – We supply different bales of bedding, with up to 48 packs able to fit onto a wooden pallet Is it absorbent? – P.H Winterton boasts three different types of equine bedding, all with excellent absorbency qualities How easy is it to store? – We give you the freedom of how much you purchase in one go, making it easy to store small or larger quantities at a time Is it cost-effective? – Our economy bale equine bedding is perfect for horse owners who are working on a budget but still need the best bedding Many horse owners think they need to bed their stalls as they would their own bed – soft and fluffy. But horses by nature do not need a soft, fluffy bed unless there are particular concerns which could include older horses needing to lie down frequently or stay down for longer periods of time. The main purpose of bedding is to absorb urine and moisture. Why should I choose shavings? Nothing quite looks and smells like a fresh stall of shavings. Our bedding keeps your animal and healthy, which is proven to help you to maintain a high standard production in the long run. Contact us for more information If you have any questions about shavings from P.H Winterton, please do not hesitate to get in touch...Read Moreabout Can shavings be used for horse bedding?
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?
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...Read Moreabout Making the Ideal Bed Using Horse 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...Read Moreabout Charge to Victory with Horse Shavings from P.H Winterton and Son