Forager slow feeder - Haygain UK

Forager slow feeder

The Forager slow feeder from Haygain is the natural way to slow the pace a horse eats, reducing the risk of colic, gastric ulcers, obesity and laminitis.

Benefits include:

  • Imitates grazing behaviour and slows the pace of eating so there is always forage in the stomach, creating a protective mat to prevent stomach acid splashing and causing gastric ulcers
  • The Forager's Regulator grid ensures smaller bites of forage and increased amounts of chewing, which helps maintain a flow of saliva, acting as a natural buffer to stomach acid
  • Reduces the risk of colic and aids in the prevention of gastric ulcers, obesity and laminitis
  • Stops cross contamination of forage and bedding, saving you time and money
  • Reduces stable boredom and the potential to develop related stable vices
  • Easy to clean and pack flat for travel

Comes with: 

  • 6 MONTH INSTALMENT OPTION - find out more
Please note: the Forager is suitable for hay and most types of haylage, however the use of long stem forage is not recommended as it may cause your horse frustration. 

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    • The Forage Regulator, with its many differently shaped and sized holes, as well as its specific combination of sturdiness and flexibility, allows your horse to mimic natural grazing behaviour. We have by now even developed a word for the extensive science behind our Regulator: we call it "Gridology"!

      The “EasyOn” click-and-secure system allows effortless filling of the forager and changing of the regulators.

      The 4 air and light shafts on the sides of the Forager make sure your horse feels comfortable eating its forage all the way to the end, while also ventilating your horse’s forage.

      The shiny metal ring on the outside goes down as your horse happily grazes and it therefore acts as a gauge; you can easily see from afar how much your horse has eaten and how much forage remains.

      The dimensions of the Forager have been designed to make sure your horse feels comfortable using it, while also maintaining a natural feeding position. During our research we discovered which colours appealed to horses, and the light colours for the top ring and regulator were picked as a result.

      The entire base of the Forager can be filled with sand to maximise its stability. If necessary, you can also easily tie the Forager to a wall from the Forager’s built-in fixing points.

       The water drain points on the base of the Forager make sure that it can be easily cleaned. For more rigorous cleaning, you can swiftly break the whole Forager down into component parts, and easily reassemble it after cleaning.

      Other info:

      • Feeds 1 horse
      • Holds up to 14 Kgs of hay or haylage
      • Robust, innovative and horse-friendly design
      • Includes 2 interchangeable forage regulator grids: Easy (white) and Standard (green)
      • Diameter 70 cm, Height 72 cm, Weight 13,6 Kg (empty)
    • Forager
      • Unique, smart design with outside sliding mechanism to prevent the regulator from tipping
      • Steel Ring shows level of forage remaining
      • Tie point for securing in stable
      • Re-fillable base to increase stability
      • Slits on the sides so as to let light in and allow for ventilation
      • Made from food-safe materials
      • Varied shapes and sizes of apertures to encourage the horse to forage, simulating natural grazing behaviour
      • Flexible but strong engineered plastic used for regulator grid
      • Large open forage container allows plenty of room for their head to move around while foraging
      • Easy to take apart to clean and flat-pack to take to shows
      • Drain points to let out any excess humidity in the hay
    • Forager assembly instructions

      Please note that the Forager is suitable for hay and most types of haylage, however the use of long stem haylage is not recommended as it may possibly cause your horse frustration. We are currently working on a forage regulator designed specifically for long stem Haylage.


      Initially, start with no regulator for the first few days, while the horse becomes accustomed to this method of feeding and lowering its head inside.

      You may find, after a period, that the horse adapts to the easy regulator and learns how to extract the forage more quickly. At this point, the standard regulator can be introduced.

    • Your Haygain Forager comes with a 1 year warranty. This warranty does not cover the regulators. For more information about the warranty, you can contact us at

    • Your forager will be sent via DPD on a next-day service. Please allow up to 2 business days for it to be dispatched.

      You will be able to track the delivery via Aftership with the tracking number, which will be included in your confirmation email.

      Shipped from our warehouse in Daventry.

    • We offer a 30 day refund/returns policy on all products. To return your product for a refund, please call us on 0333 200 5233 or email us at so that we can arrange this for you.

      To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging. To complete your return, we require a copy of your order conformation email or copy invoice as proof of purchase.

      Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email or call you to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund. If you are approved, your refund less delivery costs will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment.