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Pony Obesity

Do you struggle with your pony's weight?

Ponies in their natural habitat spend 60% of their time feeding whereas stabled horses spend just 10% of their time feeding? Evolutionarily, horses are designed to trickle feed rather than have starchy feeds several times a day, which is now more common practice.

The high levels of carbohydrates are essential for energy, but consuming high levels of carbohydrate without appropriate exercise, particularly for stabled horses, can lead to excessive weight gain.

How can Haygain help?

The Haygain Forager slows the rate of feeding to imitiate natural grazing. It can make a significant contribution to reducing the intake, and rate of intake, of forage.


Mimicking trickle feeding, the Forager is the natural way to slow the pace of eating, and helps to prevent gastic ulcers from increased chewing and the production of saliva.

It also provides a more natural feeding position to help drain the respiratory tract and prevent muscle tension in the back and neck, and stops cross-contamination of forage and bedding, and saves time and money in stable cleaning.

Just £249, including the ability to pay over 6 months.

What people say

“LOVED by me - using 1 to 2 less bales of shavings per week per stable, and LOVED by my horse - no more spoiled haylage.” S Anderson.

“The forager is a really great idea, I love it and so does my horse. It's great to see him 'nibbling' at the hay instead of yanking from a hay net.” Jackie L.

“Just love the Forager! Easy to assemble and use. No wasted hay in bedding anymore. Contented horse......he's yet to completely empty the Forager overnight and understood the concept straightaway !! Would recommend to anyone!” A Robinson.

"Excellent way to feed, easy to set up and use and the mare took to it with no issues. no more hay dragged through the bed, much cleaner bed and less wastage all round. wonderful product, well produced. highly recommended" A Cheetham.