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  1. #1
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    Default Need Ideas - Hay Feeder for One Horse w/ Special Hay

    OK, need some clever ideas from ol' COTHers.

    I have two horses at home on our drylot. Until now they always had a roundbale in the drylot. However recently one horse started to need some softer easier-to-chew 2nd cutting square bale hay. Luckily the horse who can't chew so well is the dominant horse, so if I put a flake or two of soft second cutting hay in front of him, he'll hog it.

    I don't want the other fat little horse to get any second cutting hay. He's too fat and doesn't need it. He will keep stealing bites of it however.

    Is there a hay feeder I can build that will allow one horse to stand and eat without the other horse sticking his nose in and stealing bites? Maybe some sort of container with a narrow opening, which would prevent another horse's nose from getting into the hay......

    Thanks
    Last edited by ytr45; Aug. 22, 2012 at 01:50 PM.



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    Um, no. The hay feeders won't discriminate as to who gets to eat from them. You'll need to keep the horses separate for feeding if the other horse cannot have any 2nd cut hay.
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