August 26, 2021
The Haygain Way
Hay Steamers, The Forager and ComfortStall are entry points for path to well-being and peak performance.
By Kim Miller | Equestrian Writer
Hay Steamers produce irritant-free forage. The Forager enables that clean forage to be consumed slowly and in small quantities to suit how the horse was designed to digest it. When eating and between meals, the horse enjoys deep rest and muscle and joint recovery while living on ComfortStall.
By reducing breathable irritants in hay, Hay Steaming reduces them in the horse's breathing zone. ComfortStall does the same by minimizing bedding needs and unhealthy ammonia odours that come with urine accumulation. Along with forage, traditional bedding and ammonia build-up are top contributors to unhealthy barn air that jeopardizes respiratory health.
The Haygain Way protects and promotes optimal respiratory, digestive and joint function, while boosting overall health and well-being. This is true for elite equine athletes, horses engaged in purely recreational pursuits and all the variations in between. Horse owners all over the world are embracing The Haygain Way.
High Temperature Hay Steamers
Forage fresh from the Hay Steamer stays clean when fed in the Forager. The 28" tall slow feeder keeps hay off the floor, while allowing the horse to eat with its head down. This natural grazing position lets tiny particles drain from the respiratory tract while eating.
Regulator grids slow consumption pace and require the horse to pull small bites of hay over a long period of time. Because horses had to run from predators on a heartbeat's notice, their digestive system was designed for small quantities of forage consumed over 12 to 16 hours of the day. Ten hours is considered the minimum time horses should spend eating, and the Forager makes that possible for stabled horses. Horses on restricted diets do better eating more slowly, too.
More time eating means less time for pawing, weaving, cribbing and engaging in other boredom behaviors.
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