Michele, Mending Hearts Horse Rescue
These feeders are TOUGH, and have withstood several months now of inclement weather and busy mouths nibbling through them. Both the extended day feeders and the bale bags are super easy to use. I just can’t believe we went so long without them!
Now, when I am out riding my horses, they are not barn spoiled and anxious to get back to the barn. Also, all of the dominate posturing over food has disappeared.
My oldest horse has stopped pacing circles in his stall and everyone else is quieter since he is.
My filly is absolutely thriving with it. She holds her weight (even through crazy growth spurts). She is calm, she rarely hunts around her paddock for food, and best of all she no longer chews wood habitually.
I thought my horses were high strung. They are so relaxed and gentle now. I can’t say enough good things about the change the slow feeders have made in my horse’s lives. I highly recommend them.
I was worried about sand colic. This setup works great. I've been feeding the horses on a sand lot for 3 years with the same bags with no issues at all.
The nets may have saved my horses life rephrase …they did save my horses life, by getting her digestion system working it let her pass a gastrointestinal enterolith about the size of a tennis ball. Now my horses are happy and content also…love the nets..
She's such a different horse now that she has access to hay all the time. She is happy and healthy!! Thanks!!
My Rocky is rather famous for his "monkey personality" which includes being a pick pocket, an escape artist, fence demolition, stair climber, tool thief, home invader, blanket removal, knot houdini, water sprayer and fly mask hide and seek. His Freedom Feeder has substantially cut back his michief making.
Freedom Feeder Nets are the healthy choice for feeding hay
If pasture isn't an option
Freedom Feeder nets are regularly recommended by Veterinarians, Equine Hospitals, Equine Dentists and Equine Nutritionists including Juliet M. Getty, PhD (author of Feed Your Horse Like a Horse) and Chaire Thunes PhD Nutrition, University of California Davis, Summit Equine Nutrition.
Keep your horse moving
In the wild, horses will travel up to 20 miles per day. This movement is vital to physical and mental health. Creating feeding stations encourages your horses to move from net to net self-exercising and simulating natural behavior. Even in a 12×24 stall, put one at either end of the stall.
A healthy gut is important
Feeding two, three or even four feedings a day is unnatural for horses. Their sensitive stomachs are empty 2-3 hours after they finish a meal and they become stressed, prone to colic, ulcers, and vices. Scientific studies have shown that horses should have access to appropriate low calorie, high fiber forage at all times.
Colic, ulcers, boredom, vices, wasted feed and digestive upset by keeping the horse chewing and the gut moving naturally
Digestion and absorption. Slow feeding helps the horse naturally regulate weight, in both the easy keeper and the not-so-easy keeper.
Natural grazing instincts. Horses stomachs never truly stop producing digestive acids, resulting in pawing, chewing, calling and pacing when food isn't available. Keep forage available to relieve their stress and your own, freeing up time to do the fun things.
Attitude and peak performance by enabling your horse reach their maximum potential through scientifically supported feeding practices.
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Made and Assembled in the USA!
Freedom Feeders are loom woven from a soft, yet durable, knotless nylon that is easy on noses, teeth and gums. They are naturally UV resistant and there are no chemicals to leech into the hay when the net gets wet.