Save money feeding your hay

Hay is expensive this year!  Here’s what we found that is inexpensive, safe, saves money on hay and is healthier for our horses.  There has been a lot of talk about “slow feeders” for feeding hay.  Here’s one article.  Horses that spend a lot of time in a stall or run and are fed hay a couple of times a day can get bored and waste a lot of hay.  There are many types of slow feeders now available.  Recently we purchased some small mesh hay bags from Dover.  Dover Mesh Bags website.  We didn’t want to spend a lot of money but wanted to give the concept a try.  They work great!  It takes longer for our horses to eat the hay so they seem more satisfied and less bored.  The hay also stays contained better so they are not spreading it around stomping around in it and peeing in it.  Our hay consumption has definitely decreased so we’re happier and our horses are happier and healthier also.

 

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