Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: I'm an American girl living in southwest France
Well, the feeders are okay, but not the perfect solution I was hoping for. I'm going to give them more time before I have my official opinion, but here's what I'm finding so far:
1. My hungry hippo has beaten the **** out of her feeder. She bites it, kicks it, licks it, and pulls the rubber bars out at the bottom (she can't totally pull them out, but she can disconnect the bottoms.) She can get every last bit of hay dust out by getting her head really far in. It does slow her down, but I had to put 9 bars in and it frustrates her very much.
2. My slow eating dominant boy can get all the hay out but he's really slow about it and very relaxed. He doesn't beat it up. It's working like it's supposed to with him, and he only has 4 bars in.
3. My pregnant mare cannot get the hay out once the bottom part is eaten, and it does get stuck up in there, no matter how much I loosen the hay and toss it around. She also can't work the automatic waterer in her paddock, though. I think she's not motivated to do anything tough because she's bored out of her mind. We'll start some ground work when I get back home to help out with that. As is stands now, I have to go in there and pull hay down for her a few times a day. Not cool!
“When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. ” ~ William Shakespeare