The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
 
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr. 20, 2004
    Posts
    1,212

    Default Sand Paddock Hay Feeder Ideas <$70

    What are your non net or mat ideas for an inexpensive hay feeder for a single horse paddock? One idea is a plastic water trough but there are no drain holes or building a wooden box but weight and transport may be an issue if >50 lbs.
    \"You have two choices when a defining moment comes along - you can either define the moment, or let the moment define you.\" Tin Cup



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar. 10, 2011
    Posts
    200

    Default

    I have used an old tractor tire in a pinch. It ended up working so well we used it for a long time.



  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec. 27, 2006
    Location
    Western NY
    Posts
    1,839

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by yankeeclipper View Post
    What are your non net or mat ideas for an inexpensive hay feeder for a single horse paddock? One idea is a plastic water trough but there are no drain holes or building a wooden box but weight and transport may be an issue if >50 lbs.
    Some kind of water trough + a drill. Get the trough, drill holes in the bottom for drainage and remember not to try using it for water .

    Christa



  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct. 12, 2005
    Location
    Issaquah, WA
    Posts
    746

    Default

    Our cheapies were always BRUTE garbage cans (in the biggish size) with holes drilled in the bottom. These were then bungeed to the fence.

    http://pets.webshots.com/photo/25554...82679811tPgcnx

    This was before we learned that BRUTE cans are virtually indestructible... and ACE ones are not.



  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr. 14, 2006
    Posts
    3,686

    Default

    Blue plastic barrels (under $10) cut off at about 28" high (you can use the short tub for a grain feed tub, too) with holes in the bottom. Holes drilled at the top and a strong string or rope to tie it to a tree or fence post. Easy and cheaper than a water trough.
    www.crosscreeksporthorses.com
    Breeders of Painted Thoroughbreds and Uniquely Painted Irish Sport Horses in Northeast Oklahoma



Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 6
    Last Post: Sep. 2, 2012, 08:54 PM
  2. Cross post: Ideas for arena footing with DEEP sand
    By paintjumper in forum Dressage
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: Aug. 26, 2012, 10:25 PM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: Aug. 22, 2012, 12:38 PM
  4. Feeding on ground- Feeder to prevent sand colic?
    By Mukluk in forum Horse Care
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: Aug. 29, 2011, 10:06 AM
  5. Temporary paddock -- ideas please!
    By mg in forum Around The Farm
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: Apr. 7, 2011, 08:22 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
randomness