Steaming Hay for the whole yard
I found this forum today and thought I should write and tell you all about my Hay Steamer. I purchased a Happy horse Hay Steamer at the end of last winter. I have a livery yard where most of the liveries have been soaking there hay in bath tubs, bins and buckets for a long as I can remember. We are lucky as not on a water meter but what a mess . We have 1 horse who is a 15.h Arab in her late 20's she was really suffering with her breathing, she is still being exercised however was only just walking up and down the road with her 70 year old owner. I also have a little SJ mare who has always been 'sensitive' to dust in hay. We did allot of research prior to making the investment in a Steamer and discovered that the Happy Horse Product is able to supply what we needed at a price we felt we could recoup over time. Happy Horse also introduced us to a product that goes into the Haysteamer call Happy horse Mycosorbe Equine Formula. The Steamer is bring the hay up to such high temperatures that the mould and spores are being killed and the Equine Formula is acting as a sponge to mop up and micotoxins in the horses body. We immediately put both horses onto the Steamed Hay and Mycosorbe. It was the end of last winter and the hay that we had left was not the best quality. The immediate results were amazing. The little old horse changed within 2 weeks and has never looked back.. she has been hacking out and in the words of her owner she is trotting uphill again!! The little SJ mare is now eating up all her hay and asking for more!! With this winter well and truly upon us now the whole yard is steaming their hay, the steamer is on for most of the day with people taking shifts to use it. Not only have we got a yard full of happy horses, we have less supplements in the feed room and very happy warm owners. I would love to hear from any one else that has a haysteamer and how this is working for you.