Problems feeding on a hillside
Two of our horses are on about 10 acres of "pasture" right now. Pasture is in quotes because it is a fairly steep mountainside. The horses are fine on it, we ride in the mountains anyway, and there are flat areas here and there.
So, the problem is that when we feed square bales of hay we try to put the bales behind a stump or something, to keep them from getting rolled down the hill and out of the fenced area. Today I found a bunch of hay that the horses couldn't get to because it had rolled down the hill and under the fence.
We're going to put in some posts with bucket holders on them to hold buckets for feed. Right now when they finish their feed the buckets tend to get knocked around and they roll down the hill. Bucket gathering has become a daily chore, but that will be fixed soon. Their stock tank of water sits on a flat spot behind a large tree.
So, does anyone have any ideas for a "bale feeder" that we can cement into the hillside? I don't want to spend a fortune, but I don't mind spending some money for something that will work well and is durable. DH and I are pretty handy so we can try to build something.
I was normal...then I got a horse.