Directions for use and how to introduce the Porta-Grazer™ Slow Hay Feeder to your horse
To avoid damaging your Porta-Grazer™ the drain plug must be screwed in all the way in or removed when in use.
When you introduce the Porta-Grazer™ you MUST continue to feed as you normally do, and use the Porta-Grazer™ as a secondary source of feed for the first 5-10 days until your horse is accustomed to grazing from the Porta-Grazer™ and is properly rotating the pan.
IMPORTANT: If forced to eat from the Porta-Grazer™ when overly hungry, or if not using it properly, the pan will receive excessive wear, cracking and damage.
During the introductory period we recommend the Porta-Grazer™ be secured by one handle so that it can’t be tipped over. Make sure that the barrel sits flat on the ground.
1) To remove the XLPG, Mini or Corner Feeder grazing pan – align the keyhole in the side of the pan with the arrow on the barrel handle. Using two hands, simply lift the pan so that one side of the pan comes up through the barrel opening, then give it a twist as you pull it up and out.
2) Place the hay inside the barrel, fluffing it out slightly.
3) Insert the pan with the hole side down letting it rest on top of the arch of hay. Pull small amounts of hay through the holes for the first few days.
When first introducing the Porta-Grazer™ put only enough hay in so that the pan sits down inside the barrel about 8cm below the lip of the barrel. This will help your horse learn how to use the Porta-Grazer™ .
When the horse is calmly eating from the Porta-Grazer™ discontinue any other hay sources. (minimum 5-10 days)
The Corner Feeder, XL and Mini models can be filled to where the pan tabs lock in yet the pan turns freely. Do not overfill. Over-filling will cause the pressure from the hay to push upwards on the pan, pushing the pan out if the tabs line up…
Always fill your Porta-Grazer™ with enough hay that your horse is not hungry at the next feeding.
*****ATTENTION- if hay has not been eaten and the remaining hay is swirled in a circular fashion or if the pan is being damaged refer back to number 2.
Horses usually eat aggressively because they have been left too long without feed and/or they have stomach ulcers from rationed feeding. If aggressive feeding behaviours continue contact your veterinarian.
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Just fill Porta-Grazer™ with up to 12kgs of hay or 23kgs of pellets and take it with you when you travel.
The Porta-Grazer™ Traveller reduces travel stress for you and your horse by not interrupting familiar feeding routines. The three-piece unit includes a lid, which is also a 34 litre water trough.
Haul only what they eat and not what they waste.
Reduces contamination and exposure to other horses' illnesses.
Manufactured from rugged low density polyethylene food grade plastic with UV protection added for longer life and outdoor use.
Porta-Grazer™ Traveller: Height 64cm, Width 56cm. Weight 12kgs empty.
Porta-Grazer™: Height 64cm, Width 56cm. Weight 10kgs empty.