Tips for Streamlining the Horse Feeding Process
To many horse owners, it often feels like their horses are eating all the time. If you feel like you can’t keep up or if you are simply looking for ways to reduce the amount of time it takes you to feed your horses, here are some tips to keep in mind for the Horse Feeding Process.
- Use a cart: rather than run back and forth from each stall to the feed bin, place all of your feed and supplements in a large, wheeled cart and roll down the aisleway to deliver the food to your horses.
- Implement drops: Stack hay bales in lofts with drop points located over each stall or hayrack. This way, you can toss flakes to their destination from the loft.
- Provide feed from the loft: You can also use PVC pipes to run shoots from the loft to each stall. Use these shoots to pour feed directly into the bucket of each horse directly from the loft.
- Prepare meals in the morning: To save time later in the day, prepare “bag lunches” in separate canvas bags in the morning when scooping out the first meal of the day. These bags can then be quickly dumped into the bucket meals later in the day.
Unfortunately, even with the best of care, the day will come when you have to say goodbye to your horse. When this day comes, you can count on The Last Ride to remove the horse in a respectful and timely manner.