Prevent gastric ulcers

The ‘little and often’ natural grazing pattern of your horse means that he secretes gastric acid constantly to enable him to digest the continuous supply of food. You probably find that your horse eats loose hay very quickly, leaving long gaps and empty stomachs between typical twice a day feeds. A natural grazing pattern provides […]

Prevent colic

Not only is your horse able to eat loose in hay in large amounts very quickly, which his/her digestive system is not designed for, but the unregulated bites can also lead to reduced chewing. A reduction in chewing means a lack of saliva, and this results in dry forage entering the digestive system. Either of […]

Improve soundness

There are many slow feeding options available, but often they involve forcing your horse to eat in an unnatural position. Pulling hay at high level, or having to twist the neck to reach the hay can lead to a multitude of physical problems. Sore backs, sore necks, joint problems, muscle wastage, lack of topline, dental/TMJ […]

Manage laminitis/weight

Keeping your horse physically and mentally healthy is difficult when your horse is on a restricted diet, especially when contained to a stable or starvation paddock. Unfortunately, this is often essential if you are trying to manage metabolic conditions such as EMS and Cushings, prevent episodes of Laminitis if your horse is prone to it, […]

Prevent respiratory issues

Your horse evolved to spend most of his time with his head and neck lowered, and this ground level feeding behaviour is essential in order to maintain healthy respiratory function. However, the problem with feeding loose hay on the ground, or even more so when feeding loose hay in a container, is that your horse […]

Eliminate behavioural problems

It is widely acknowledged that behavioural problems in horses are often linked to unnatural feeding patterns, including the resulting anxiety and potential gut pain. Contented horses are less likely to develop behaviour problems such as box walking, weaving, cribbing and symptoms of anxiety. But it doesn’t just affect behaviour in the stable, a physically and […]