Understanding the Basics of Horse Bedding

Understanding the Basics of Horse Bedding

By on Oct 9, 2020 in Blog, Equine Bedding |

While there have always been plenty of horse bedding materials on the market, they will all have their different advantages.

Here at P.H Winterton and Son, we are the leading provider of equine bedding with three different products currently in stock.

Here we will discuss the three main factors to consider when choosing your animal bedding.

3 Factors to Consider When Purchasing Horse Bedding

  1. Storage – Storage needs to be taken into consideration when choosing the best bedding material for horse and carer. Products with a robust, waterproof packaging can be stored outside or in a sheltered area. Unpackaged bedding such as straw needs to be stored in a cool, dry place in a weatherproof barn to prevent it from becoming mouldy, dust and ultimately, unusable. You will also need to consider storage security for your bedding to prevent thefts.
  2. Waste Removal – Most animal bedding products are biodegradable with the only difference being the timescale which each rots down. The method of waste removal can influence the type of bedding material you buy. There can be big differences between the amount of waste produced from the bedding when mucking out. Horse manure should not be used for spreading on equine pasture because of the risk of contamination with parasites plus it would make the grass unpalatable.
  3. Availability – The availability of certain types of horse bedding may be affected by the time of the year. Although, this is not the case with P.H Winterton as we supply bedding materials for customers right across the country.

Contact Us With Any Questions

If you have any questions about P.H Winterton’s range of equine bedding, please do not hesitate to get in touch now.

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