Itís made! Just wanted to
let you know that my first attempt at building
something this involved was successful.
The directions were easy to follow,
and any imperfections in the final product are
due to my inexperience. The horses took right to
it, and if the two dominant ones donít start
sharing with the low-dominance horse, Iíll
happily build another one. I predict that
if the hay wastage drops 25-33%,
Iíll have a two-month pay back on this project.
I feed hay year round since my horses are on a
dry-lot situation, and they were wasting a lot
of hay and making a lot of mess.
tried other options (ground feeding, racks over
a bunk feeder, etc), and I think this may be the
Just want you to know how much
I LOVE my slow grazers! The
horses now have hay available 24/7 and they work
great. We put about 1/3 bale
local hay in and fluff it up and top it with a
flake or two of orchard/alfalfa.
No more wasted hay, less
mess, and I love to sit on the edge and talk to
my horse while he eats. 2x3
would have sufficed, but neither of our guys are
complaining about the large portions!
The senior horse is a big boy and he has a
little trouble getting the hay out of the grate,
sometimes I wish they were slightly larger, but
then we might have more waste.
Thanks for the great, local product,
I wanted to let you know that
I LOVE my new feeder.
My horse, Peak, had no trouble figuring it out.
He also looks slimmer to me. Too soon to be
weight loss, but he was probably getting bloated
the way he used to eat.
A benefit I didn't
expect is stall cleanup -- quick and easy
because it is only manure and not a bunch of
wasted hay. Great box!
-Sue H, Olympia WA
Just wanted to say
thank you for the beautiful feeder. Jay took to
it immediately. So funny! He
pushed all the hay on top aside and started
pulling hay through the grid. Silly boy!
Anyway, I just wanted to tell you that it is
installed and full of hay and already I think my
boy is happier having access to hay without
having to wait for me to show up with it. The
box is beautiful and I am another happy
customer! Best of luck with the business!!
-Gay T, Olympia WA
This note is so overdue!! Having said that I
must share my experience with your product the
Slow Glazer. I have a Rocky Mtn/Kentucky Mtn
mare, that I have had for 3 years. When I
purchased her she weighed 985 and stood about
15.3. She needed weight as my use of her will be
in the mountains. I enjoy many miles of mountain
riding and would soon begin training her for
this. So started to help her put on weight as we
began our training. We tried everything
supplements, oil, more supplements etc. She
would get 2-3 flakes in the morning same at
night and in the pasture in between and the
weight was really slow coming. She would pull
her hay out of the feeder and then step all over
it. She was wasting it and not getting much
inside of her. This was frustrating for me to
watch. Tried feeding her out of a hay bag with
strings where the hay was accessible. This helps
but didn't last long as she would chew the
strings and we were back to large amounts of hay
being pulled through, hitting the ground and she
would walk on it and not eat it!
After getting the
Slow Glazer our lives have changed in a HUGE
way. She has gained the needed
weight. She doesn't require the large amounts of
oil and supplements. She eats all of her hay
with absolutely NO
waste. She took right to the
feeder. I can put a bale of hay inside and she
has access to it whenever she needs it and she
eats it not wasting it.
I cannot express in words the gratitude we have
for this solution!! Rosie our
mare is happy, healthy and loves the mountain
riding we do regularly.
Thank you so very much for the great feeding
solution. Its perfect for Rosie and for us.
I just got a 2 x 4 slow grazer with a hinged lid
for my yearling filly.
I am delighted with the product
for two reasons. 1- she eats her hay all day long.
It is so natural to how horses guts work.
If she can't walk around and travel to graze at
least she can work a little to eat. 2- She will
never learn the bad attitude and impatience during
feeding time that I see so many horses display. She
isn't even greedy with her grain because she isn't
starving between feedings. Thanks for a great
-Cindy S, Pullman WA
Two weeks ago I purchased
two 4 x 4 slow grazer boxes and absolutely love
them. The fjords cannot open them, have not
chewed on them, and actually seem to like the
challenge required to get the hay out. I have
always weighed my hay so that
I know exactly how
much I am feeding and it is taking them 4-5 times
longer on average to finish their hay. When
given the option of a loose flake or hay trapped
behind a grate they seem to prefer having to pull it
thru the grate.
-Marcia P., Ellensburg WA
I purchased 3 of the 2íx4í
slowgrazers at rendezvous in Ellensburg. They are
hands down the most efficient horse related item I
have ever purchased. They perform as well if not
better than advertised and are
constructed. The horses adapted to them immediately
(of course it is the food source). There is
wastage and more importantly each horse is getting
his full allotment of forage. Most of the wastage
before was from them fouling their hay and then not
eating it. As that hay got trampled into the other
bedding and the mud it became an added burden to the
So not only are the nutritional
and wastage issues dealt with effectively, the
cleanup is also easier.
Thanks a bunch!
Tom P, Puyallup WA