Our round bale feeder is situated underneath the overhang of our barn.... it rests against two posts, and I am wondering if anyone has any ideas for securing it to those two posts so my horse can't move it around. I was thinking bungee chords but it's going to need to be something pretty hefty...
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Not bungee cords, those will break and the resulting "TWANG" could leave a hook embedded in your horse.
Get a length of chain for each post and snug up the feeder to each post - secure with one of those links with a little screw thing. Your hardware store can cut the length you need, just measure with twine or something so you know what you need.
My horses can and will move my RB feeder IF the bale is low. But it has to be pretty low for that to happen. The last two bales I put out, the feeder was completely pushed off the pallet that the bale sat on. The horses must have had a marathon eating session overnight/during the next day because the hay didn't look all that low when I checked it. Next day, it was gone and feeder moved.
And nope, don't use bungee cords! Katarine and I took our horses to a clinic and my horse had a brain fart, sat back and backed up on the my fancy dancy new bungee trailer tie - twang! (as someone else said). We were all lucky we didn't lose an eye! Nope. Never again.
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