We all want the best for our horses. They get the best tack, the best stables, the best therapies; nothing is too much to ensure that our horses are well. Yet, we often notice that in the area of nutrition things can be improved significantly. For example, at too many yards, it is not possible to provide a horse with unlimited roughage all day long in a natural way. As a result, horses often do not get the opportunity to spend enough time eating roughage during the day and the body suffers from a lack of food stimuli. Fortunately, at Equitrend we have found the solution for this underestimated problem.
The 3-in-1 Feeder
Developed with eye for the natural needs of a horse, the 3-in-1 Feeder is an invention that you wish you had discovered earlier. The manger consists of three different compartments. The two smaller outer compartments are intended for concentrates and any supplements. But the middle compartment is the part that makes this manger so unique. This compartment is in fact designed to put in a complete bale of 15 kg of hay. The designers have consciously looked at the shape of the manger. It fits perfectly in the corner of the stable and there are no sharp edges, making it extra safe for the horse to eat from.
Often, a large amount of roughage is offered in hay nets. This forces the horses to make an oblique and pulling movement, which in the long term has a negative effect on the horse’s neck and back and often also causes frustration. With the 3-in-1 food bowl, the design is such that the horses must eat in a natural position. Because the middle compartment is one meter deep, the horses can eat roughage with their head low in a natural and relaxed way. The possibility to place a whole bale of roughage in the compartment allows providing the horse with roughage all day long.
In addition to the many benefits for the horses, the 3-in-1 feeder is also a great product for the horse’s owner. For example, offering roughage in the middle compartment means that on average 30% less of the roughage is lost. When the roughage is laid on the ground or if it falls to the ground from the hay net, it is often stepped on and distributed through the stable. It also happens that the horse defecates on it and will not eat it afterwards, which of course is a huge waste of roughage.
All in all, the 3-in-1 feeder should not be missing in any stable; it makes both horses and humans happier. Isn’t that what we all want?