"To be sure that my event horses’ forage is clean and free of any dust or spores that may affect their performance I use Haygain hay steamers."

Sir Mark Todd, Olympic Gold medal winner

What the Champions say

“We try and keep everything as consistent as possible, so to keep the hay as best quality as is possible [...] we also steam all of our hay using the Haygain steamers. [...] So that [...] reduces the dust to a minimum and kills any bacteria off in the hay."

Alex Bragg, Team GBR

What the Champions say

"Hay is crucial for the health, well-being and performance of horses. Haygain ensures for us that our horses get what they need and nothing that they don’t from their hay.”

Beezie Madden, Team USA, Four Olympic medals, Three Pan American Games medals


“Haygain is the only method of steaming where I am confident the hay is steamed thoroughly and reaches the required temperatures to improve the hygiene quality of hay with no detrimental effects.”

Dr David Marlin, Equine Exercise Physiologist


"We are incredibly happy to have added the Haygain Hay Steamer to our program, and quickly noticed an increase in the quality of our horses’ breathing [...]"

McLain Ward, Team USA, Three Olympic medals, 2018 World Equestrian Games Team Gold Medallist


Benefits of Haygain steamed hay

The only scientifically proven way to purify hay and reduce the health threat from respirable dust, mould spores and pathogens.

Haygain HG 2000
  • Respiratory Health

    High temperature steaming in a Haygain reduces airborne respirable dust in hay and haylage by up to 99%. This helps to avoid damaging exposure to respirable dust and acts as a good long term preventative approach to inflammation.

  • Digestive Health

    Providing steamed, clean, palatable forage encourages horses to eat the forage they are given, customers report less wastage as a result too.

  • Hydration

    Steaming hay is a good way to increase water content to offset dehydration. This will depend on water content & maturity of the forage. Earing et al. (2013) found that steaming increased the water content by almost 3 times.

  • Palatability

    Get a waft of steamed hay and you'll want to eat it yourself! Four independent palatability studies demonstrated that steamed hay was more palatable and was on most occasions the preferred choice over dry hay and haylage.

What the Horse Owners say!

  • "The Haygain is exactly what it says it is, my mare that spent all last year coughing hasn’t coughed once this year, they absolutely love the steamed hay!"

    Angela Stokes, UK

  • "It’s [Haygain steamer] made ours and the horses' lives so much better. The coughs have disappeared and they are all so much healthier eating steamed hay."

    Caroline Williamson, UK

  • "Possibly the best investment I have ever made! [...] Customer service and delivery were excellent and I can honestly say that I have not looked back."

    Caroline Perrett, UK

Champions believe in Haygain steamed hay!

  • “The horses have been free from coughs and nasal discharge, they are healthy and performing well - so what more can I ask for?”

    William Fox-Pitt, Team GBR

  • "We started using Haygain for Spirit when we first got her, because she coughed quite a bit [...]. It really worked for her so now we use it for all the horses."

    Jessica Mendoza, Team GBR

  • "Haygain means they are getting very high quality hygienic forage so that they are really able to perform to their optimum."

    Izzy Taylor, Team GBR

"Very supportive...no hock sores...they're so happy to be in their stalls....very comfortable for the horses."

Carly Kaber, Stable Manager at Deeridge Farms, Florida talking about her installation of ComfortStall

"It's now [...] a year that I'm steaming my hay. I just like it for the horses, especially at the shows, there's a lot of dust always in the stables."

Martin Fuchs, European Champion, Team Switzerland

Olympian, Individual silver medal 2018 World Equestrian Games, Tryon, NC

  • "I recommend it for my patients and those owners who have adopted it really see the daily benefit it brings to their horses [...] and the horses love it!”

    Emmanuelle van Erck-Westergren, DVM, PhD Dip. ECEIM 
    Equine Sports Medicine Practice, Waterloo, Belgium, Belgian team veterinarian

  • “We [at Purdue] use a Haygain hay steamer which, has been shown to reduce respirable dust by 98%.”

    Dr. Laurent Couëtil & Dr. Kathleen Ivester
    Equine Sports Medicine Center,
    Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, IN, USA

  • In his view, inflammation throughout the horse’s body is the biggest performance limiter in otherwise sound horses. “This is what we seek to control in all aspects of health [...]"

    Dr Steve Engle, DVM
    Equine Integrated Veterinary Solutions, NY, USA