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post #11 of 25 Old 01-19-2013, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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Aw! Haha! That's probably cheaper than any horse toy!
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post #12 of 25 Old 01-19-2013, 07:57 PM
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We use the rubber pans too. One likes to paw and stomp on them. Another likes pick them up and play keep away with the others. That's just in the geldings. The mares leave them alone once they're empty.

We've had to replace a few that cracked or were torn but they are pretty durable.
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post #13 of 25 Old 01-19-2013, 08:34 PM
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I use both the round rubber tubs and "short" metal water troughs. I prefer the later, however, if they take to banging them it is annoying.

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post #14 of 25 Old 01-19-2013, 08:36 PM
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I stopped using rubber pans on the floor years ago because I have two horses that paw at the pan.

My stalls are pipe panels so I bought 20 qt plastic feed pans especially for putting over pipe rail. I can place them at any level I want. I removed them after every feeding, take them outside and hit them with the water hose. The hard plastic also makes them easy to clorox whenever I can't remember the last time I did that.

My horses don't even get two pounds of supplements at each feeding so it isn't that critical they eat at ground level; their necks are still in a downward position for the few minutes their supplements last.

Two of the four have their hay in tubs. One never throws his hay out, the other one does. The other two keep their hay in place a lot better if I just pull the flakes apart in a big pile in the front corner of the stall.

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I've tried everything with my gelding. Buckets tied to gate/rail/ etc... Get flipped and dumped. Rubber tubs on the ground get flipped. Metal pans, get flipped AMD knocked out of the way. He ends up eating his food off the ground no matter what, so I free it in the rubber tub on the ground so it ends up in a pile and not scattered.
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post #16 of 25 Old 01-19-2013, 08:50 PM
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I have a little hard plastic 5g bucket (one of those "impact resistant" ones) that's Lacey's feed bucket.

I used to stick it on the ground and let her eat like that but I started noticing that there was a direct correlation between the bucket being on the ground and her not finishing her meal. She's 28 and mostly blind so I figure that there's probably some kind of combination of neck arthritis and "losing" the bucket going on.
Now I still use that 5g bucket, but I set it inside a corner feeder in her stall so it's up high enough for her to comfortably eat out of and not "lose".
She spends most of her day grazing, head down, in the pasture so I'm not too concerned about her having her head up to eat those two small meals every day.
She also gets a hay net every night which is not my favorite, but otherwise she wastes soooo much hay. I do generally feed a flake on the ground and put the rest in the bag so she has a choice. Interestingly, she prefers bag-hay!

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Mine are fed their grain along the fence outside. The tubs are indestructable rubber with small tie rings. A small diameter rope is run thro the rings and tied to the fence post. That way the tub is always there, not off across the field. The rope is long enough that the pan can be dumped by me or a horse.
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I have used rubber pans on the floor, but they get pawed at and flipped over wasting feed, and when empty they become toys and poop catchers...eewwww.

Then I went to buckets hanging from eye hooks with snaps, but they tend to cause rub marks on faces just above the eye from the metal handle they hang from. And they get flung around when almost empty and waste the last bits of feed.

So next payday I'm going to buy a triangle corner tub. I used them at a barn I boarded at years ago and seemed to work really well. But, I was trying to save money since I already have tons of buckets and a few rubber pans. It's taken me 8 months with Fayde to get tired of fighting the buckets and pans and going back to what I know works.

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I kept a mare in a stall with a permanent corner feeder and she was tall enough to poo into it, which she did a couple of times. A lot harder to clean out than a removable bucket.
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I kept a mare in a stall with a permanent corner feeder and she was tall enough to poo into it, which she did a couple of times. A lot harder to clean out than a removable bucket.
I hang them with quick links so I can remove them to clean them. Even if they don't poo in them, they get nasty with oil, supplements, snot and horse spit! I clean them once a week at least.

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