The Pacefeeder is a natural slow hay feeder that can be used in both an indoor stable and outdoors. It allows horses and other equines to have access to their hay over an extended period of time, mimicking their natural grazing behaviour.
Traditional methods of giving a horse two-to-three feeds a day does not take into consideration the digestive system or the natural behaviour of the horse. Scientific studies have shown that feeding in this manner increases the risk of stomach ulcers and other veterinary problems like colic, as well as behavioural problems.
Benefits of the Pacefeeder for horses
Works WITH the horses natural digestive system and behaviours.
Horses are less lightly to suffer from ‘ulcers’ and other gastric disorders.
The natural position of the head and body when feeding leads to less physical problems.
Reduces anxiety/stress levels in your horse.
No ingestion of dirt, sand, and parasites from the ground.
Reduces bad stall habits and behaviours.
Benefits of the Pacefeeder for owners
Reduces feed costs.
Reduces waste from trampling and the soiling of hay.
Saves you hours of labour on feeding times and cleanup.
Contributes towards reducing vet bills.
Gives you a more flexible schedule.
Corner Hay Manger
As well as the Pacefeeder, there is also the option to purchase the Corner Hay Manger, which is just a version of the Pacefeeder slow hay feeder, but without all the extra fittings (the grid, bung, and sub-floor), making it less expensive – to suit your needs and budget.
Alongside prime horse health care, Pacefeeder is also selling ScratchnAll pads. This is a durable scratcher pad used by animals large and small, providing safe relief from itching which can plague stalls. Give your horse the opportunity to eat healthy and stay comfortable, all in one place.
For more information on ScratchnAll in America, just click here.
Superior ‘slow feed’ hay nets
Many veterinarians and nutritionists recommend the practice of ‘slow’ feeding hay to equines. Slowing down the intake of hay and thereby extending the period the horse has access to hay, mimics the horse’s natural grazing behaviour. By maintaining digestive balance, this helps to address issues such as ulcers and laminitis.
With the introduction of our Superior ‘slow feed’ hay nets, owners can take an affordable first step on this path and also reduce boredom / stress for their horses, by keeping them occupied with the alternative slow hay feeder.
Ann Clarke ‘Skander Palomino & Arabian Stud’ Co. Kildare
“One of my horses has Cushing’s disease and is prone to laminitis and, as a result, she cannot go out on grass. Having the pacefeeders means that if I’m away on business I can be assured she and her companion will have enough hay to see them through until I get home. Both horses learned very quickly how to use the feeders and they have also slowed down the pace at which they eat. The pacefeeders have been a brilliant addition to our management routine.”