Originally Posted by Left Hand Percherons
A draft mare (any mare really) that wants the food in a foal feeder will find a way to get it out. Don't waste your $$ buying one. If the mare does become interested in his bucket, than just hang another bucket. The other thing to do (if she will share) is to raise her feed pan 2 feet off the ground so it's a comfortable height for him and just let them eat together. He'll get plenty since she's not a chow hound.
Again...thank you! Kinsey kind of is a chow hound, but she's not against sharing with her foal. I do have extra buckets that I can hang for him if the need arises.
I'll have to think of a viable way to raise her bucket that won't be dangerous for either or easily knocked over. Even though he has his hanging bucket he still spend plenty of time bending down to get her food.
The only difference between her food and his is that hers has oil in it and his doesn't--of course the proportions are much smaller in his bucket...