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Horses are designed to process roughage 24 hours a day. As Jessica Jahiel says, horses are grazers, nibblers, trickle-feeders.
Jaime Jackson points out that wild horses expend time and energy finding their food. He calls unlimited lush grass a "founder trap."
Slow feeder designs permit horses to eat a controlled amount of feed, constantly. The hay never runs out. Mealtime
anxiety disappears. (Note: this concept works best with grass hay)
Some choke-prone horses can eat dry hay cubes or concentrates from feeder toys in place of requiring soaked feed.
Horses seem to enjoy the puzzle! Some prefer to eat from a restricted free-choice hay feeder even when loose hay is available.
SLOW FEEDER HAY BAGS:
Slow Feed Bag Accessories
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posted by ThoughtfulHorseman Sep 13 2010, 6:40 PM EDT
Brumby Slow Feeder Fence Mount Net Feeder
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posted by Sparrow01 Apr 28 2010, 6:16 AM EDT
new hay net in UPsate NY - Horses LOVE it!
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Friends sharing a Freedom Feeder small mesh hay net
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posted by Camille'sMom Apr 5 2009, 2:01 PM EDT
homemade slowfeeder haybag