There are many reasons that make horse keepers choose slow hay feeding programs for their horses. These reasons could depend on the season as well as the preferences of different farmers. For example, during summer seasons, there are usually high temperatures that lead to a drop in pasture levels. Thus it’s only reasonable to limit your horse’s feeding. Besides that, slow hay feeding has proven to have numerous health benefits, including improved consumption and digestion, among others. Nevertheless, when you’re looking to shift your feeding program to slow hay feeding, keep the following in mind.
The size of your slow hay feeder depends on how many horses will be feeding on it and also the size of bales that will be used. Some horse keepers prefer each horse to own their feeder for a number of reasons. In such a case, choosing small-sized feeders would be beneficial as it will save your hay.
Before you close the deal on the size that would be most suitable for your horses, take time to monitor which horses get along well enough to share the feeder. Failure to do this will result in some horses being kept away from the hays, which may lead to other related health problems or stress to the tormented horse.
This is a key consideration to keep in mind when choosing your slow hay feeder. It is more important to make sure that your horse feeder is designed to provide safety first because most horses are scandalous hurting themselves. Make sure your feeder does not have sharp edges as they may scratch themselves, causing abrasion and dangerous wounds. Also, it would be more reasonable to choose a feeder that has properly installed materials that will be the safest for your stallion. Additionally, it is advisable to choose a feeder that is built to last to give you a long-lasting feel. This will save you from a lot of hassle and tassel of having to replace them regularly and also cost.
Further to this, keeping a healthy weight on your horses will reduce the extra stress on the pastern joint horse that is caused by a heavyweight. One of the simplest ways of maintaining your horse’s weight is by engaging your horse in regular physical activities and stretching exercises. Regulating your horse’s feeding routine col also goes a long way in maintaining a healthy weight.