"I was just reading about the Drury Four Day Slow Feeder. What a fantastic contraption. It forces a full load (85-100lbs of hay) to last the horse a full 100 hours.
By reducing the rate of consumption, the horse is eating as he would in the wild. The digestive system functions correctly. And the position of the hay even brings the horse’s head downwards when eating. This is the natural stance for the grazing horse.
But then I saw the price. Paying $898 per unit is certainly a fast way to eat through your finances. Perhaps there’s another way to deliver our horses’ similar benefits?
Here’s a video that holds one answer. This lady has created a slow feeder using a hockey net and some string.
She says you should aim for something larger. That’s not a bad idea if you provide your horse 24-hour turnout."