In their natural habitat horses eat for 60% of their time, but stabled horses spend on average only 10% of their time feeding.
This intensity of feeding can increase the risk of colic, gastric ulcers and laminitis.
Slowing down how fast the horse eats using the Forager slow feeder allows the horse to trickle feed so there is always forage in the stomach.
Slowing down the pace of eating increases the amount of forage in the stomach, to create a protective mat against stomach acid and gastric ulcers.
The Forager slow feeder also increases chewing time and the flow of saliva which also acts as a buffer in the stomach against acid.
“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.