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    01-13-2012, 06:32 PM
Slowing horses eatting

How to slow horses down when eatting oat?
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    01-13-2012, 07:02 PM
Green Broke
Feed in a large, flat pan vs. a deep narrow bucket - place several LARGE stones in the pan so that the horse has to work around them to get to the grain.
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    01-13-2012, 07:18 PM
I built triangular feeders in the corner of the pasture and a box stall. The pasture feeder has a 1"x2" lip across the front. It forms a triangle and the front is at least 6' long. The stall feeder is about 3' across the front. This allows oats, pellets to really be scattered. The horse is also more relaxed when nibbling rather than grabbing a mouthful.
    01-13-2012, 07:48 PM
I use large flat buckets I fill 5 to 6 of them for all three right now so they have to move to get more, but he seems to eat tons, and he normally flips buckets over and if he gets fusterated he will flip everything in it over..
    01-15-2012, 04:25 PM
Use a cupcake pan! You will have to tie it down somehow, but, it will slow him down a lot, just spread the oats in each of the cups..

Split into several feedings.. If your horse doesn't need every bit of that oats, and you feed hay on the ground, you could throw the oats in with the hay.. Although some will be wasted it will slow them down.
    01-18-2012, 04:06 AM
Whatever the volume of the oats add double or treble the volume of chaff.

A couble of bricks in the feed bowl slow them down as well.
    01-18-2012, 04:11 AM
I wish I had a fast eater! Jersey takes like 15 minutes just to finish her 2 scoops....she has to make sure she licks her bowl clean...she's a goober.

But I agree with a large large rock in the bucket. We didn't use pans for a horse named Moose, we used the standard flat back 20qt buckets, and with the large rock (took about half of the bottom, and about a quarter ot the bucket high) he had to maneuver(sp?) the rock, which also kept him occupied while he was in the stall.

We also used to put a salt lick brick in the feed bucket. It acted like a rock, and that way they could lick salt too. You could switch this out with a mineral block if you'd like.
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    01-18-2012, 06:17 PM
Ours eats everything in them and them goes around and licks all of them clean so it takes forever but they eat their grain fast.


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