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What is the best hay feeder for horses?

What is the best hay feeder for horses?

The Best Horse Round Bale Feeder — Reviews

  • 1) Texas Haynet Round Bale Hay Net.
  • 2) Texas Haynet Heavy Gauge Round Bale Hay Net.
  • 3) Aoneky Bale Hay Net.
  • 4) Tough1 Deluxe Round Bale Slow Feed Hay Net.
  • 5) Tech Equestrian Heavy Duty Hay Net 6×6.
  • 6) Tech Equestrian Hay Net 4×5.
  • 7) Big Bale Buddy.

Are hay feeders bad for horses?

In general, slow hay feeders are not bad for horses’ teeth, as long as the slow feeder design doesn’t include a steel/metal grate. Feeders that do seem to have a higher risk of causing equine dental damage are those which include steel grates or other metal elements between horses’ mouths and their hay.

How high should a horse hay feeder be?

about 4.5 to 5 feet
Your hay rack can be hung about 4.5 to 5 feet off the ground, or where the bottom of the hay rack is about level with where the horse’s neck ties into the shoulder. The horse should be able to hold his head in a natural position and reach the hay rack. The horse should not have to reach up to get hay.

How many round bales does a horse eat per month?

If you feed large round bales from October through May (8 months or 240 days), you will need 12,000 pounds of hay for two horses. The average 4′ x 5′ grass large round bale should weigh 850 pounds. 12,00 pounds divided by 850 pounds equals 14 large round bales.

Are Slow hay Feeders good for horses?

Slow feeders can improve horses’ health and welfare by slowing their eating.

Should horses eat hay off the ground?

Why feeding hay and grain from ground level is in your horse’s best interest. You can reduce your horse’s risk of choke, colic and respiratory disorders and increase the amount of nutrients he gets from his ration by doing nothing more than eliminating chest- or head-high feed tubs and hay racks.

Can horses eat hay off the ground?

If the ground is grassy and relatively dry, consider feeding hay on the ground to mimic the way a horse naturally grazes. However, if your soil is sandy or gravelly, elevate hay off the ground when feeding via a hay net or manger, as horses can ingest sand or gravel which can lead to impaction colic.