Re: how to feed hay in cold weather

Nancy C

Hi Amanda

I did soak my 9% ESC  hay all last winter in well below zero weather and 40 mph winds. 9% can be too high for may horses. Used an igloo cooler on wheels.  Once I had the set up I just got into the routine.  Having water proof gloves and a good place to dump the water that turns in to ice was essential.

Slowing down hay consumption can be done efficiently with slow feeder nets/bags.

Tons of discussion on ECHorsekeeping.  Also see

Nancy C in NH
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