Horses travel all over the country - especially show horses. To make sure that your horse is hauling safely and is comfortable; one suggestion is to make sure that you are feeding them correctly during their travels.
Horses are grazing animals, which means they are supposed to eat small portions of hay/grass throughout the day. The best way to ensure your horse is eating while they travel is to properly install hay bags in their trailer slot.
Having a hay bag where a horse can feed while trailering is a valuable item to have and is a purchase that is worth every penny. The three hay bags I swear by are:
1) The first type of hay bag that works great is the Tough 1 Nylon Hay Tote Bag which retails for $17. A bonus for this bag is that it also comes in eight different fun prints! This type of hay bag has a seven inch wide diameter hole at the bottom so horses can easily access the food. If you’re looking for a stylish hay bag, then this may be the one for you!
2) Another hay bag that works really well for traveling for only $14 is the Tough 1 Slow Feed Hay Bag. This one promotes slower eating than the previous hay bag as it has much smaller holes throughout its body. If you have a horse that tends to eat too quickly or if you’re going on a long trip and you want your horse to stay busy, then this is a great hay bag to use.
3) Last but not least, the Derby Originals Slow Feed Hay Bag is definitely the premiere option priced at $36. This hay bag costs more than the other slow feed bag because it has thicker reinforcement throughout the bag. One reason to upgrade from the previous slow feeder would be if you were looking for more of a long term investment. This hay bag will likely last you a lot longer than the other one simply due to its super tough bottom and overall structure.
If you’re interested in purchasing any of these hay bags, you can find them at the links below.
Tough 1 Nylon Hay Bag:
Tough 1 Slow Feed Bag:
Derby Originals Slow Feed Bag: