• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.



Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

My Extremely Durable - Yet Safe - Hay Feeder in Action!!!

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • My Extremely Durable - Yet Safe - Hay Feeder in Action!!!

    First of all, please excuse the mud

    This has been a horrible year for us - so much mud! Anyway, check out my video. This is my big Belgian mare Della doing what she loves to do pretty much every day! She jumps in and out of the hay feeder!


    I took a long time trying to decide what would be the safest feeder - but my main concern was a thoroughbred mare that I own that LOVES to put her front feet in the water trough. I figured if anyone might get their feet in a feeder and get seriously hurt, it would be my thoroughbred.... so safety was a HUGE factor for my choice of feeder. The surprising thing is that it ended up not being the horse I thought would go in.... it is the Belgian!!!

    I have had this feeder for over a year.... and it is still holding up very well - look at the abuse it takes!! This almost 2000 lb mare has even used the sides of it as a step ladder!!

    When we catch this horse in the hay feeder, we yell at her and chase her out of it. So now she knows as soon as she sees or hears us... she better get her butt out!!! LOL

    Horses are so much like kids some days!!

  • #2
    Aww, she looks so hurt and guilty. "Did I really do bad? Are you still mad at me?" Poor thing. She also looks embarrassed in front of her peers.
    Like kids they don't realize when they are being greedy.

    But yeah, that's a great feeder, the company should use your video on their web pages.


    • #3
      Holy cow! That is a great example of durability!!

      (I love hay feeder threads.)
      I have a Fjord! Life With Oden


      • #4
        I. Laughed. Hysterically.

        Every time people say animals don't understand things:

        Yeah right!

        That big mare knows she's not supposed to be in there.


        • Original Poster

          I was standing on the back porch of my house when I filmed this - I zoomed the camera in to see her better. So yeah, I wasn't even near her when I caught her "red handed"


          • #6
            That is awesome!! Watching her big butt scramble up and over that thing was the funniest thing I've seen in a while.

            Great feeder!
            runnjump86 Instagram

            Horse Junkies United guest blogger


            • #7
              You hurt her feelings, I think.

              I don't know, I would do something else to feed her, where she could not get into things.
              That seems a bit dangerous for all there.


              • #8
                Very cool feeder. I didn't even know those type existed. If I'm ever in the market for a feeder I'll def give one a try!


                • #9
                  Originally posted by KitKat987 View Post
                  Very cool feeder. I didn't even know those type existed. If I'm ever in the market for a feeder I'll def give one a try!
                  No need to give it a try, you already can see it works well and stands to abuse in that video.


                  • Original Poster

                    Originally posted by Bluey View Post
                    I don't know, I would do something else to feed her, where she could not get into things.
                    That seems a bit dangerous for all there.
                    If I could find something else that would work, that she couldn't get into and yet still be safe, I would love to try it! The thing is, the Duplessis hay huts do not work as the holes or openings for their heads is not large enough for the Belgians. For example, the opening is 14" across - and my gelding's head is 13" across at the widest point (by his eyes). So he'd have to be BANG ON every time to get his thick head in and out. Not to mention my guys don't always "play nice" and I would be afraid of someone getting kicked or bitten without knowing it's coming because they have their head in the box and can't see what's happening on the outside around them.

                    I will not use any metal type feeders obviously - not with the climbers that I own.

                    I could just not feed round bales.... but that doesn't work well for me financially either.


                    • #11
                      I love the looks from the other horses like "Mom, didja see that? She's at it again!"
                      <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.


                      • #12
                        Thanks for the chuckle. "Bella...get out!"


                        • #13
                          She's very "whoops - better git going!" as she lugs her big ar*e right through the feeder - too funny.

                          Are you losing much hay to rain, etc, or are they eating it quick enough that getting wet isn't an issue?

                          Prospect will be thrilled!


                          • #14
                            I needed that laugh today.

                            As soon as she heard you she knew the gig was up!

                            She's a beautiful mare.
                            "Aye God, Woodrow..."


                            • #15
                              One question.....all of that mud and your horses are so CLEAN???? What's your secret? My horses are all the same color right now >>> mud.


                              • #16
                                I have that same round bale feeder! I love it! But none of mine climb in or on it!

                                And I agree with hundredacres...... how do you keep them so clean?


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Schatzi09 View Post
                                  I have that same round bale feeder! I love it! But none of mine climb in or on it!

                                  And I agree with hundredacres...... how do you keep them so clean?
                                  Easy to keep them clean when there is a diva, two princesses and a wussy gelding - none of them like to be dirty - unless they know that the farrier is on the way
                                  Last edited by Coolcolt; Mar. 8, 2012, 08:52 PM. Reason: spelling


                                  • #18
                                    Firefilly did send us the video and we are going to put it on the website - an amazing example of who great the feeder is and we love getting her updates of Bella's adventures with the feeder.


                                    • #19
                                      My mare Grace used to be in turnout with one of those metal cow feeder thingys. Patently unsafe. But she would wriggle in some how and lay down to eat. She likes to stay clean and dry and well fed. Bedded down like the princess and the pea sorta fit the bill for her. So glad when that left. I would love to have that, except she would never leave her "mattress"!!