What is so special about Rockinghorse Feeders?
Why do I need one?
Q & A Session
I've seen everything out there, so how do Rockinghorse Feeders compare to what is already on the market in terms of horse feeding buckets?
Rockinghorse Feeders are incomparable. There truly is nothing like them on the market today in terms of horse (or other animal) feeders. Rockinghorse Feeders give you and your animals all of the following:
1. A way to feed that requires no attachment of the feeder to a wall or fence AND without the usual problems of feed spillage. Rockinghorse Feeders have a special design, including a weighted bottom, which means they pop back into an upright position after being tipped laterally. There is a "lip" at the upper rim which keeps feed from going over the side wall when the feeder is tipped/pushed. The result is a completely satisfying feeding experience for both you and your horse! It's a win-win. The nutrition you provide your horse (and we all know feed is expensive) stays in the bucket, right where you want it, even when your horse tips the feeder and pushes it while eating.
2. A way for your horses to engage in the nudging and pushing of their feeders (we all know they love that!) without spilling their feed.
3. A superbly constructed feeder that you won't need to replace anytime soon! Made of linear low-density polyethylene by the method of rotational molding, Rockinghorse Feeders are strong. The 1/4-inch thick wall is thicker than other buckets on the market today which are intended for horse feeding. The weight mounted to the bottom of a Rockinghorse Feeder is a 9-pound cold rolled steel disk painted with black enamel. At 16 pounds total weight, Rockinghorse Feeders are heavy and durable while still being portable enough to take on the road with you to shows, trail rides, and other events.
I feed my horses in stalls, not in a pasture situation, and my feed buckets/troughs are wall-mounted. Why do I need a Rockinghorse Feeder?
Rockinghorse feeders are for more than outside feeding situations. They're perfect for stall use, especially since it's best to feed your horses at ground level, whether you feed in a stall or in a pasture.
I feed my horses with their feed buckets secured about chest high to a fence or a wall. Why would I want them to eat from a feeder at ground level?
It is the recommendation of equine veterinarians, equine nutritionists, and equine dentists that horses be fed in their natural grazing position, which is at ground level. Please see the article on our www.rockinghorsefeeders.comwebsite, entitled, "Why Feed Horses at Ground Level?" for further information where you will find quotes from above-mentioned professionals about the importance of feeding at ground level.
Just a few of the health problems which are caused by horses being fed from feeders that are above ground level are as follows:
-Improperly chewed food resulting in digestive problems, including colic
My horse eats quietly and really isn't "pushy" with his feed bucket, so why do I need a Rockinghorse Feeder?
It's wonderful to have a quiet horse at feeding time, one that doesn't make a crash dummy of his feed bucket! We have some of those, too, and we're happy about it, to say the least. But Rockinghorse Feeders aren't for rowdy and playful equine diners! A Rockinghorse Feeder provides a way for your horse to eat at ground level and not spill his feed, even accidentally. Horses with the best table manners can accidentally knock over a feed bucket that is on the ground and not attached to a fence or a wall. In fact, there's always a use for a Rockinghorse Feeder with any horse or in any feeding situation! How many times have we all had our horses in the aisleway or in the paddock waiting for the farrier or the vet and wish we could just put a water bucket or a little snack in front of them but don't want any spilling happening? Also, how many times are we at a show and don't want to have to figure out a way to hang a feed bucket on the wall or the front stall grate? Rockinghorse Feeders provide the solution to those and many more situations!
For pasture and/or stall feeding, I already have a trough/feeder that is immovable; there's no problem with feed spillage, and I'm happy with my setup. Why do I need a Rockinghorse Feeder?
The answer to this question, simply, is portability. Many of us utilize feeding methods in the paddock or barn which involve stationary feeders. Rockinghorse Feeders provide the perfect portable feeding solution! Take your feeders on the road to shows , trail rides, and events, and never wonder how you'll attach a feed bucket to a wall in a show facility or overnight stabling situation.
I don't feed dry grain; my horses are given their feed moistened or even wet enough to be deemed "soupy." Can I feed wet feed or put water in a Rockinghorse Feeder?
Yes, Rockinghorse Feeders are perfect for feeding moist feed or wet mashes. They make excellent waterers, too!
I don't have a horse. Why do I need a Rockinghorse Feeder?
Rockinghorse Feeders are perfect for feeding many animals other than horses. The benefits and uses of these feeders are endless for so many of our furry loved ones in the animal kingdom, including goats, cows, alpacas, llamas, exotics, as well as large breed and giant breed dogs!
The perfect, patented, no-spill, portable feeding solution!
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