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    cackermann Guest

    Default Automatic Horse Feeder

    I ran across this product the other day and thought it looked pretty cool. Obviously not a replacement for regular horse care, but I can see it being helpful for my horse to be able to be fed during the day while I'm at work. What do you all think?

    http://haydelay.com/



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    Quote Originally Posted by cackermann View Post
    I ran across this product the other day and thought it looked pretty cool. Obviously not a replacement for regular horse care, but I can see it being helpful for my horse to be able to be fed during the day while I'm at work. What do you all think?

    http://haydelay.com/
    Don't like the very pointy metal corners. I can see the horse cutting themselves up in those corners especially smacking themselves in the eye or not pukking thier head out intil the last minute and scraping themselves up. Sorry, just looks like an accident and vet bill waiting to happen to me.

    At least the Hay Grazer (http://www.doublel.com/haygrazer.html) has the corners covered and nothing to get thier haed caught in.



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    I'm always interested in automatic feeder ideas.

    I've been using an automatic grain feeder for many years. It drops grain for one second (or longer--my horse just gets one second) every three hours (8 times a day).

    I'd love to find an automatic hay feeder that I could afford. Since I haven't, I think the next best thing is the small-mesh hay net. I'm using a variation of that.

    As far as the one you posted -- gotta agree that the corners are a little scary looking. I think it's a pretty good idea for feeding hay; however, I can't imagine feeding grain like that. You'd have no control over who gets how much, and what if the lid malfunctioned and stayed open all day? With hay, it wouldn't be a disaster, but with grain it certainly would be!



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    So, it's kind of bizarre that you copy and pasted this message on at least like 4 horse boards today... vendor?



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    ...and no I don't like it.



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    cackermann Guest

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    No not a vendor. You're not the only one who thinks gathering information across multiple sources is a good idea.

    I don't understand how the Hay Grazer does the same thing. It certainly looks interesting though. I like that the horses can't pull the hay out and just throw it all over the place. I've certainly had that problem often enough.



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    is it just hay you're interested in automatically feeding or grain too? I give my horses full access to hay all day so no worries about dropping it at certain times. Grain on the other hand can be fed by these: http://www.profeeder.com/

    but for hay I like this one better: http://www.stablegrazer.com/
    "are you yawning? You don't ride well enough to yawn...I can yawn, because I ride better than you, Meredith Michael Beerbaum can yawn, you, not so much..." George Morris in Camden, SC



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