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The most effective, versatile, easy to use high quality slow feeding hay bag on the market. Proudly made in the USA. Finally, a slow feeding system that provides a steady yet controlled supply of hay to your horse lasting several hours or all day and night. Slow feeding makes for a happier, healthier and more content companion.
Why a slow feed system for your horse?
Reduces the risk of ulcers, increased digestion, decrease the secretion of cortisol, minimize or alleviates boredom, increased chew time, little to no wasted hay and weight management. Read more…
The Standard® and Mini Hay Pillow® Original and Version II are the only slow feed hay bags designed for use on the ground; allowing your horse to eat in a natural grazing position and encourage movement! The best choice for voracious eaters; when used on the ground it is not attached to anything so they can't tug or pull on it. Standard and Mini Hay Pillows® may also be clipped in a tub with swivel clips. PLEASE See our options for mounting / hanging page and FAQ's prior to ordering.
Why is feeding my horse from ground level best?
Less strain on the skeletal system and soft tissue, a horse is designed to eat with the head down.
Allows the mandible (jaw bone) to come down and forward in the joint capsule, the atlantoaxial joint (between the atlas and the axis between the two vertebrae) to open, and the mandible to move up and down, side to side forward and back without any restriction.
Enables nasal passages to drain effectively.
Their emotional state is closely tied in to body position and posture. If we require a horse to eat with their head elevated, we are encouraging an alert and tense mental state.
Eliminates the risk of hay and dust falling into your horse's eyes.
The Standard and Mini Hay Pillow® do not impair the horse's peripheral vision. If impaired, this can create tension psychologically. Horses are prey animals and depend on sight and sound to detect predators.
Hanging Hay Pillow® is available for those who prefer to hang a bag. Always use swivel clips; the clip twists, not the bag. It is appropriate for any size horse or pony. Great for horse trailers and stalls! The drawstring closure seals the top so hay can only be accessed through the netting. The bottom of the bag allows dust to sift through or water to drain if you soak your hay. PLEASE See our options for mounting / hanging page and FAQ's prior to ordering.
The Hay Pillow® is offered in a variety of mesh sizes; 1/2", 3/4", 1", 1-1/4" and 1-3/4" to suit you and your herds needs and weighs less than 2 lbs! It is constructed from the most rugged materials; 500 and 1000 denier nylon CORDURA® fabric, YKK® zipper, custom nylon (DuPont®) knotted netting and Velcro® brand velcro. All made from American materials manufactured in the USA. Our unique closures provide ease of loading and ensure hay is only accessed through the netting. The solid back dramatically reduces wasted hay and is ideal in windy weather.
"I am a veterinary surgeon who has recently switched his focus from general practice to specialize exclusively on horses' feet and to concentrate on studies and research into laminitis. There are great benefits in 'slow-feeding' horses and I have witnessed just how effective The Hay Pillow™ is. I am also impressed with the quality of the product. I would recommend The Hay Pillow® to all horse owners."
- John G. Stewart, MA Vet MB MRCVS, JOHN THE VET.com