Originally Posted by Captain Evil
If the horses tip the bucket and push it around or paw at it, what keeps the restrictor pan in?
The restrictive pan is EXACTLY the right side to fit in the bucket, perfectly straight. If it gets tipped in any way it catches on the rounded lip of the bucket. Plus the restrictive pan has 6 inch walls so it can never flip over in itself. Watch the video in the site and he demonstrators it. For the XL version it does the same thing but goes one step further in that the pan has tabs that need to be aligned to get it in ir out. Something easy for people with opposable thumbs but impossible for horses.
I have both sizes, the XL for my warmblood mare and the original size for my yearling. They push them over and stand them back up all day long and in the 4 years since I bought my first one (the green original version w/o the tabs, the pan has come out only accident once, which in guessing us statistically about right. The holes are too small to put a hoof through so it wasn't a big deal.
Like I said my horses are super tough on them (they're like horsey weeble-wobbles that dispense food.
Also they have a plastic drain plug that can be removed with a wrench for cleaning, or if your horse is a jerk and kicks it outside and it gets filled with rain. *raises hand* Posted via Mobile Device