October 24, 2020

Stall Grazer. The World Champions Horse Feeder

Stall Grazer. The World Champions Horse Feeder propanel #eliteequestrian elite equestrian magazine

Stall Grazer. The World Champions Horse Feeder

To understand horse feeding, we need to understand how a horse is programmed to eat.

Horses are grazers by nature and when you observe them in a natural pasture setting you will notice that their head is at ground level and that they are eating approximately 17 hours a day. This is nature’s way of slow feeding and has worked since the beginning of time and long before horse feeders were ever invented.Stall Grazer. The World Champions Horse Feeder propanel #eliteequestrian elite equestrian magazine

Over time we transplanted horses from their natural environment to one that was more convenient for our own purposes. Box stalls or paddocks removed the access to free choice grazing and the slow steady intake of feed. A horse under light working conditions will consume about 2% of its body weight each day or approximately 20 pounds of hay.

Traditional feeders were hung on the stall wall not considering that a horse’s teeth do not come into alignment until the head is down. Hanging feeders forced the horse to pull the hay out of the feeder and eat it off the ground This wasted a good percentage of the hay and increased the possibility of ingesting dangerous colic causing materials. So much hay was being wasted, we started to feed our horse’s a couple of flakes of hay twice a day. This practice reduced wasted hay but is still not a healthy practice for our horses. The horse has a small stomach relative to their body size. When we feed a one to two flakes of hay twice a day, horses tend to gorge the feed rapidly. The hay and its nutrients are passed through the stomach with a very low degree of efficiency and the stomach empties out completely between feedings. They then wait it out for 10 hours or so until we show up to feed them again. This whole time their brain is telling them to eat, but the availability of feed is not there. Like humans, acid is always present in a horse’s stomach and they can easily develop ulcers if a continuous feed supply is not available.Stall Grazer. The World Champions Horse Feeder propanel #eliteequestrian elite equestrian magazine

The Stall Grazer 3 in 1 Horse feeder serves as a grazing station for your horse. It is designed to sit at ground level and allows the horse to eat with the head down in a natural grazing position. The feeder has a capacity to hold a full days’ worth of feed and will virtually eliminate wasted hay. Your horse will eventually give up trying to eat until the feed is gone and start slowly consuming the feed 17 hours per day just like they do in nature. Simply keep hay in the feeder. Most horses will self-regulate their intake to suit their needs. A natural slow feeder!

Stall Grazer horse feeders are used and endorsed by more Million Dollar Riders, Veterinary hospitals, and Equine Universities than any other horse feeder in the world. Visit us today at www.propanel.com

Stall Grazer horse feeders are manufactured by Pro Panel Inc right here in the USA

Start feeding your horse the way nature intended with the Stall Grazer 3 in 1 horse feeder.

 

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