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The Grazer Hay Feeder

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  • The Grazer Hay Feeder

    Any one use http://www.doublel.com/equinedivision/haygrazer.html or have experience with this product? What are the pros and cons? I don't want to use hay nets in the stall so I was thinking this might be a good alternative.

  • #2
    Excellent product. I know of some folks that have had no problems with it and it allows the horse to eat the greatest amount of hay fed/
    Ask and allow, do not demand and force.


    • #3
      what about something like this?



      • Original Poster

        xsalute I don't think that would work with tail boards. I like the sturdiness (at least the look) of the grazer.


        • #5
          the grazer scares me. Looks like a horse could get a hoof in it if it pawed.
          Producing horses with gentle minds & brilliant movement!


          • Original Poster

            The spaces of the grate are 2 1/2 inches wide and the actual unit is a foot wide. I think it would be pretty hard to get a foot caught in it.


            • #7
              Is their a price listed for the grazer? Looks interesting! I haven't seen one in person.


              • Original Poster

                Horse.com has them for about $160. http://www.horse.com/item/double-l-hay-grazer/BRX02/


                • #9
                  Grazer sound interesting... but how much hay does it really hold if it's only 12"? Web site says something like "give a bale and your horse will be entertained for hours." But the video shows the user putting on only ONE flake of hay. My horses go through over a bale of hay a day, if not on pasture. Am I really supposed to go in and add another flake every half hour?
                  Veterinarians for Equine Welfare


                  • Original Poster

                    Its a foot wide and close to 2 feet high. The grate slows the horse down and you can add as much as it can hold if you want which I would assume would be way more than a flake.


                    • #11
                      It's 27.5 inches wide along the wall and 12 inches deep from front to back to the wall. It's also 27.5 inches high. If you do the math, it has over 5 cu. ft. interior space. I don't know how much space the spring takes up. That seems to me to be enough room to put in a whole bale, although the dimensions are a little odd for bale dimensions.
                      Laurie Higgins
                      "Expectation is premeditated disappointment."


                      • #12
                        The Grazer is a great product! The last place I boarded used them, and it was particularly beneficial for my nervous hard-keeper, who habilitually walked her hay into the ground. She ate every bite and actually gained. I have every intention of getting them for my stalls when my barn is completed.

                        The spaces between the bars are not big enough to get a foot through, except possibly with foals. (But you run the same foot risk with foal feeders, so it would be to the descretion of anyone with babies to determine if they felt it was safety hazard.) They hold quite a bit. My girls were each getting 4-6 flakes 2x a day, which loaded easily.
                        "I did know once, only I've sort of forgotten." - Winnie the Pooh


                        • #13
                          What about this?

                          I like the Health EZ Hay Feeder...and I think it answers some of your requests...slows them down, conserves hay, safe and portable, which is where the other feeder gets stuck! Oh and mine holds about 5 flakes or so, depending on the hay....


                          • #14
                            I second the Healty EZ feeder! Awesome, easy,safe and only $40!


                            • Original Poster

                              What would be the best way to install the grazer if the stall has tailboards?


                              • #16
                                It needs to be mounted at ground level, so I think the horse woul dhit his head on the underside of the tail board.

                                Maybe put some 4x6 posts along the bottom of the stall attached to the wall to bring it out a bit farther.
                                Every man has a right to his opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.
                                Bernard M. Baruch


                                • #17
                                  Check out www.perfecthayrack.com. Sturdy, durable, and SAFE. Heavy-gauge powder-coated steel, with flexible front bars. Thoroughly tested on many different kinds of horses in my own barn with NO problems over the course of more than a year. Can easily fit a bale of hay in it, or just one flake. All the hay slides down and to the front because the bottom plate is angled forward. Slows 'em down, keeps the hay uncontaminated and off the ground, and promotes healthier "head-down" foraging. I'm currently testing an optional grid to either supplement or replace the vertical bars to slow 'em down even more.
                                  Whoever said money can't buy happiness never owned a horse.


                                  • #18
                                    Have you considered the small hole hay nets? No way a grown horse could get a foot caught. Well, if he wore shoes I suppose. Both horses here are barefoot.


                                    I'm going to be using them this winter in the sacrifice paddocks so I don't have to waste 1/3-1/2 bale of hay/day, not to mention having to clean up the mess in the spring. I'll be hanging the hay nets on the fence posts and side of barn. I may even use it for my one horse that does crap and pee on his hay.

                                    I'm not saying let's go kill all the stupid people...I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem sort itself out.