Horses need to use their lips and teeth while eating – when fed meals they gulp and wear back teeth versus incisors which can become overgrown when not using them to tear the grass. The holes in the Freedom Feeder net mimic eating grass off the ground and the horses use their lips and front teeth to eat.
Slower feeding is beneficial for all horses, especially those prone to certain conditions such as foundering, laminitis, or ulcers and is a great way to keep a bored horse busy.
Smaller openings not only ensure safety by reducing the chance of your horse getting caught up in them, but they also help reduce waste. Can be used with any type of hay. In general, the broader the leaf the slower it is able to go through the net. Generally, a low calorie and high fiber grass hay is recommended.