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post #1 of 11 Old 02-03-2020, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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Another interesting kickstarter

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...-the-right-way

My horse would still get his feed in his bedding though

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post #2 of 11 Old 02-03-2020, 01:27 PM
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So it's just sort of a larger version of what most barns have anyway? I admit I don't have a nice barn, just a 3 sided shelter. But the barns I've been in usually have a hay rack with a smaller version of that underneath. And the horses do get hay everywhere so I'm sure the bigger one is an improvement.


I make my own feeders from plastic barrels, they look similar to this:




I put them at ground level and have the opening a little smaller in an attempt to alleviate waste. But they can still throw the hay out if they really want to.


I would think a person could open up the tall end of a plastic barrel and make a similar feeder that way. But I like to be able to reach into the bottom and clean out the dirt.


Anyway, it looks nice so if a person can make it happen, why not?
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post #3 of 11 Old 02-03-2020, 01:44 PM
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I just put a rectangle of ply wood across the corner of each stable, worked just as well.

I had the wood about 2" off the ground so the seeds could be pushed out.
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post #4 of 11 Old 02-03-2020, 01:46 PM
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not sure how that is in 'the natural position'. Wouldn't that be on the ground?
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post #5 of 11 Old 02-04-2020, 11:58 PM
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Pro's and Con's. Different ways feeder or ground

https://ker.com/equinews/feeding-hay-nets-ground/

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post #6 of 11 Old 02-05-2020, 12:33 AM
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There's nothing preventing that horse from taking out a big mouthful (or an entire flake!) and throwing it on the ground. It looks like it does the exact same thing as any other hay rack.

All the hay at my boarding facility is put in racks, which are scattered throughout the run-ins. We still get huge amounts of hay thrown onto the ground by the horses, even when most of them are eating it through the racks rather than pulling it out the top. To make it even better, at least one of the horses pees on all the hay after they rip it out. For a while we were wondering who was doing it.

This weekend, I saw April sticking her whole head through the top of the rack that is already taller than her. And ripping out whole flakes at a time, then leaving them there and getting another bite from the rack. She would rather choke herself than eat through the netting!! And guess what? Five minutes later, I saw her pee on it. Guess my horse is the one to blame for all this wasted hay
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post #7 of 11 Old 02-05-2020, 09:16 AM
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there is already something very similar to this on the market in the US - they are deep and also of molded plastic. They have been around for years. The issue with something like this is that the horse has to stick its head WAY down in to get the hay etc at the bottom of the feeder and some horses will use their nose and flip the loose hay out to get to the good chaff at the bottom.
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post #8 of 11 Old 02-22-2020, 08:13 PM
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My Percheron's solution to the frustration of hay racks:

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Just bend the pesky bars.

I don't use the hay racks anymore as the hay just falls on the ground, and one horse we had kept getting hay dust in her nose, but I kept them in the stalls because I think they look really pretty and old-fashioned. I use hay nets or Port-a-Grazers for Boo these days, but they both have issues. Boo has taken to shaking the hay net and then eating the hay bits off of the floor.
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post #9 of 11 Old 02-22-2020, 08:23 PM
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Doesn't really look revolutionary and most people could make something similar or even better by themselves. I wish them luck in their business venture but it's not something I look at and think "wow, horses need this!" They also say it's supposed to simulate a natural posture for eating but I don't think it does because at first their head will be up and then it'll be reaching into it. The only natural feeding position is just straight from the ground.
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post #10 of 11 Old 02-22-2020, 09:35 PM
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WHAT is new about that?? Is it that no one has made a poly one before or something? Why would you pay so much money for what could be(& has been for centuries) effectively made from a few bits of timber? Looks to me like it's just another hay manger.

As for 'natural position', I wouldn't call it so, as it is positioned to be level with the horse's chest, and curious that it mentions the design being appropriate for the horse to stand with one foot forward(grazing stance) - obviously they don't get that the main reason horses do this is to eat overly short grass, when we have 'built' them to be too long legged to reach the ground without doing so and it is actually advised, to help treat 'high-low' or 'club foot' syndrome, to feed horses a foot or more high, to prevent that, and/or part of their meal at chest height, to give them time to stand with legs *straight*...
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