January 22, 2014
Why Do Horses Pee on Their Hay?
I removed my slow feed netting from the trough....I'm trying to see if there is a simple way to make the net ends stiff by placing some type of non flexible material on the edges. The lattice worked so nicely but broke so easily. Frustration. I love my Nibblenet. It's perfect and works so nicely!
Even feeding in the trough, of course without the slow feeding attachment, lots of hay gets on the ground. Dani steps on it with a muddy hoof or lately, because it hasn't been warm enough to really dry things out in the shaded stall, her feet have pee mud on them. She's also peed ON the hay! Urge!!!!! One of many reasons to use a feeder is to reduce waste. I don't understand why some horses will pee on their hay. At least it's not too regular of a thing but I've noticed it a couple times. I just need to figure out a permanent fix for the trough slow feeder or just go out and buy another Nibblenet. I don't want to spend tons of money on solutions that may not work nor spend that much time on it with the other projects I have going on in my life. At least this issue doesn't seem to faze my mare....
Update: Just did a quick search and got an idea!!!
This idea will take very little extra hardware and cost me less than $10. Granted if I had just bought a slow feeder....expensive as they are, I would have probably saved money! LOL. Sometimes trying to retrofit something it's the best plan. Nibblenets will be my future purchases but I'm gonna make this trough work darn it!
To Be Continued.....