Hay Feeder for Horses?

At Farmco, we believe horse feeders should be designed to serve everyone who uses them, both equine and human. For horses, that means a feeder that allows them to graze slowly like they would in the wild. For horse people, that means a feeder that cuts hay waste and reduces labor. For everyone, thats a feeder to get excited about.

Are hay feeders bad for horses?

In general, slow hay feeders are not bad for horses’ teeth, as long as the slow feeder design doesn’t include a steel/metal grate. Feeders that do seem to have a higher risk of causing equine dental damage are those which include steel grates or other metal elements between horses’ mouths and their hay.

How high should a horse hay feeder be?

Your hay rack can be hung about 4.5 to 5 feet off the ground, or where the bottom of the hay rack is about level with where the horse’s neck ties into the shoulder. The horse should be able to hold his head in a natural position and reach the hay rack.

Is there an automatic horse feeder?

QuickFeed Automatic Horse Feeder reliably dispenses food for any grain or pellet-fed animals on time every time.

Feeding systems for horses are as varied as ones imagination. Youve probably seen a number of feeders ranging in style from standard hay racks attached to the wall that are used in stalls and run-in sheds to large round or square bale feeders to tire feeders or modified stock tanks to mesh and netting contraptions that hold hay. The best choice is the one that works best with your individual farm and your horses eating proclivities.

Such slow feeders (for example, www.thinaircanvas.com/nibblenet ; www.grazingbox.com ; www.slowfeeder.com ) restrict intake through the use of nets, webbing, mesh or grates, forcing the horses to graze their food rather than rapidly consuming hay in a short time span.

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