Are you looking for a round bale feeder that will save your hay without breaking the bank?
The Big Bale Buddy keeps your hay clean and contained until your horses eat it. It catches all the high nutrition chaff and makes it available for your horses to eat. Why stand by and see your high quality (and expensive) hay used for bedding when there is an inexpensive, easy to use and safe alternative?
Developed to withstand the harsh northern Canadian weather. Does not freeze to the ground and stays flexible in extreme cold. Tough, durable, rot and stain resistant, 1500 denier, woven polypropylene with 2 years (1200 hours) of UV protection.
Special weave designed to allow water that gets inside the feeder to seep out while moisture hitting the outside of the Big Bale Buddy will be repelled, keeping your hay drier.
Removes the risk of leg and neck injuries that can be caused by metal and rigid feeders.
Quickly pays for itself in saved hay. The Big Bale Buddy ensures that almost all your hay gets eaten.
Saves you money every time you feed! Pays for itself in 6 to 12 uses and keeps on saving you money for years!
Lightweight, easy to use, easy to care for and affordable.
ONE YEAR FREE REPLACEMENT WARRANTY AGAINST TEARING AND MANUFACTURER'S DEFECTS
A safe, affordable alternative to pen type feeders; ideal for feeding large round bales to horses, cattle, llamas. bison, deer and elk.
(To find the diameter of your bale measure across the flat end of the bale.)
With the same design and quality as the Cashel Crusader Fly Mask, The Quiet Ride Fly Mask will protect your horse while you ride. It’s sheer, to give your horse a clear line of vision, and not impair his sight as you ride. It can be worn either over or under the bridle and is lightweight, comfortable, and nonrestrictive. The Quiet Ride gives you confidence that your horse is protected, by reducing insect driven head tossing and giving you a much quieter safer ride. Perfect in areas where those pesky flies try to ruin our trail ride!
Available in a variety of sizes and styles.
Sizes (specify below)
Yearlling, Arab, Horse, Warmblood & Draft
Styles (specify below)
Standard, Standard with Ears, Long Nose, Long Nose with Ears
7-Piece Equine Care Series Grooming Tools Kit by Oster.
Very Pink Color!
* Great gift idea!
* Features all six pink ECS tools inside this durable, quality made carrying/storage bag
Messenger-style bag conveniently stores six pink grooming tools. Includes stiff grooming brush, face finishing brush, mane & tail brush, mane & tail comb, fine curry comb and hoof pick. Tools feature Oster's one-of-a-kind control-touch handle for optimum comfort and control.
Carrying Case: Lots of pockets and storage for 6 top quality tools.
Stiff Grooming Brush: Densely packed coarse bristles aid in removing grime and dirt.
Main & Tail Brush: Easier, multi-directional brushing. Fewer tangles.
Fine Curry Comb: Fine fingers gently clean and massage sensitive areas.
Face Finish Brush: Brings out the natural oils to face & sensitive areas - awwww, horses love the feel!
Hoof Pick: Durable stainless steel. Resists rust & bending.
Main & Tail Comb: Easier combing, fewer tangles. Pocket size. Perfect for touch-ups at the arena before a show!
As the world’s top selling hair polish, ShowSheen® is distinctively formulated to give the serious horse person an unrivaled versatile grooming aid. ShowSheen® has been recognized by the Horse Journal as Product of the Year.
* Improves and revitalizes appearance
* ShowSheen products safely clean, condition and moisturize horse’s mane, tail and coat for a healthy, vibrant, award- winning shine
* More horses have won ribbons with ShowSheen Hair Polish than any other grooming product on the market!
* The #1 selling hair polish in more than 25 countries around the world
* Enriched with pro-vitamins and silk proteins to nourish coat and strengthen manes and tails
* Can reduce grooming time by 80% – repels dirt, dust and stains
* A Horse Journal mane-and-tail care and winter-bathing favorite!
Absorbine ShowSheen Hair Polish & Detangler for horses is enriched with pro-vitamins and silk proteins to help strengthen and promote longer hair.
Show Sheen Hair Polish and Detangler produces the finest showring shine on coat, mane and tail that lasts a full week! Repels dust and dirt and helps prevent stains. Coats each hair shaft to keep manes and tails tangle-free, while conditioning action reduces static fly-aways. Dirt and mud fall off to save hours of grooming time. Dries quickly. Calming jasmine and soothing sandalwood scent.
Ideal for horses, cattle, dogs, llamas and camels. Do not use on saddle area of horse.
Finishing Mist is a continuous non-aerosol spray that provides quick, even coverage. Quiet sprayer won’t spook your horse and even works upside down.
We are pleased to announce that the new and improved SLOW BALE BUDDY has arrived. We have increased the strength of the twine, reinforced all the seams and bindings, preshrunk the netting and increased the bale size that each feeder will hold. We are confident that our slow feeder is now the safest, best quality small mesh hay feeder on the market, and the only one with a one year warranty.
The Slow Bale Buddy is the perfect solution for feeding horses round and square bales of all sizes. Made of soft, strong knotless nylon netting with 1 1/2 inch openings, and fastened with a special safety fastener, it completely encloses the bale so that the horses must pull the hay through the holes in the netting to eat. Waste is completely eliminated. Aggressive and anxious horses are calmed by having to graze and forage for their hay. Overweight horses will walk away from the hay without overeating, helping to normalize weight. Slow feeding benefits most horses and is the most natural way to feed.
While not for use with shod horses unless used in conjunction with another feeder, the Slow Bale Buddy is completely safe for use with all horses, (even minis) as the holes are too small to get caught in. When given a choice between freely fed hay and the Slow Bale Buddy in field tests, most horses preferred to eat from the Slow Feeder.
Like the Big Bale Buddy, this feeder is durable and lightweight and will pay for itself many times over in saved hay.
The Slow Bale Buddy is a Patented Small Mesh Hay Net (SMHN) made of woven knotless nylon netting. Nylon is extremely strong and abrasion resistant and also naturally resistant to UV rays. Because of nylons natural stain resistance, the Slow Bale Buddy will wash up bright and clean at the end of the hay feeding season. Our Slow Feeders are designed to be soft on your animals muzzle while being strong enough to survive constant assault by teeth and hooves. The bottom center and the top opening are marked for visual ease when putting the Slow Bale Buddy on the hay. The safety fastener, which eliminates the unsafe straps and loops of other designs, has rounded edges and is made from tough HPE plastic that will resist 5000 pounds of pressure.
When using your Slow Bale Buddy for the first time it is a good idea to pull hay through the netting in a few spots around the bale to help your horses get the idea that the hay must be pulled through the net to be eaten. They will learn very fast and will be pros by the time the first bale is gone. The horse owner will be very pleased because all the hay that was purchased or harvested will be consumed, saving money, effort and time. The horses are happy because they have a constant source of hay that they can nibble and graze on in the way that nature intended. Their minds are occupied and their stomachs are soothed by the constant slow supply of food that their digestive system needs to function at optimal levels.
Also of importance when considering the purchase of this product is the fact that during the learning period ( On average it takes about a month for them to learn to not pull on the netting with their teeth) your horse may occasionally make a small hole in the netting. since the holes are easily repaired and do not affect the function of the feeder, this is not a warranty issue. Please be assured however, that if your Slow Bale Buddy suffers any serious damage within the first year of use, we will replace it for you at no charge.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTONS
How do you put the bale in the Slow Bale Buddy?
If you move your round bales by hand, the Slow Bale Buddy is pulled over the bale until it is completely covered. the bale is then rolled over until the sides of the top opening can be pulled together, completely enclosing the hay in the bag. Unscrew one end of the safety fastener and starting at one end of the opening, thread the fastener through both layers of netting passing through every third set of holes until you reach the other end of the opening. Screw the end of the fastener back on and your hay is ready to feed. Please note:There is a green X on the center bottom of the bag. when you put the slow feeder over your bale the top opening will be exactly opposite the green X. if you are feeding large squares the flakes can be loaded into the Slow Bale Buddy to the desired fullness, or the net bag can be pulled over the bale while it is raised for transportation. If feeding small squares or loose hay load the desired amount into the slow feeder and close as above.
Is the Slow Bale Buddy safe?
As with the Big Bale Buddy, great care has been taken to ensure that this product is safe for use with your animals. Because the holes in the netting are small (1 1/2 inches) there is nothing on a natural horse that can go through or get caught in the netting. The safety fastener is made out of extremely strong HPE plastic with round edges. If using horse equipment with buckles or snaps, care must be taken to ensure that they do not get caught in the netting. This can be prevented by wrapping the buckle and strap in masking tape so that the buckle is completely covered and secured to the strap.
*Please note: This slow feeder is not recommended for use with shod horses unless it is used inside of another feeder as the heel of the horseshoe can get caught in the netting, resulting in a pulled horseshoe or injury to the animal.*
Is there a warranty on the Slow Bale Buddy?
We do not replace Slow Bale Buddy's that occasionally develop a small hole as these are easily repaired and do not affect the functionality of the feeder. However if your Slow Bale Buddy develops a very large hole, or multiple small holes within in the first year, please contact us directly and we will replace it for you.
How Long will the Slow Bale Buddy last?
The Slow Bale Buddy is made of 100% nylon, and is heat shrunk to ensure a tight durable weave. Nylon is naturally rot, stain and UV resistant as well as being incredibly strong. All the seams are double bound and reinforced with nylon binding. The safety fastener is made with tough HPE plastic and can withstand 5000 pounds of pressure. If small holes are repaired promptly, it should last at least 3 years with continuous use.
What is the difference in hay savings between the Slow Bale buddy and the Big Bale Buddy?
600lbs Round Bale vs 3 hungry horses.
Bale fed with no netting (in Big Bale Buddy)
1 bale lasted 7 days
86lbs per day
29lbs per horse per day
Bale fed with slow feed netting
1 bale lasted 10 days
60lbs per day
20lbs per horse per day
Our bales come in different sizes, can we use a larger Slow Bale Buddy on a Smaller Bale?
Yes, the weight of the netting will pull the extra down so that it pools around the base of the bale and stays open over the hay. The extra netting can also be taken in a bit by folding the netting under at the top and putting the fastener in lower down on the feeder.
Mini will hold one small square bale ($89.95)
Small will fit round bales up to 4 feet 5 inches in diameter and 4 feet high and will hold 6 to 8 small square bales.($199.95)
Medium will fit round bales up to 5 feet 4 inches in diameter and 4 feet high and will hold 10 to 12 small square bales or 1/2 large square bale. ($219.95)
Large will fit round bales up to 6 feet in diameter and 5 feet high and will hold 16 + small square bales or 1 large square bale. ($249.95)
Call our customer service for orders other than small.
A safe, secure, convenient tool, The Clip quickly ties horses anywhere with just a quick release stop knot. Lightweight, die-cast aluminum clip is convenient for moving horses from one location to another.
Keeps horses safe inside the trailer and outside wherever you go. Plus, it provides just enough resistance for horses to feel tied and secure. If horses begin to panic, stumble or fall, the one-of-a-kind design allows horse the freedom to safely step back and feel a release of pressure.
Also ideal for trailering, cross tying in the barn, creating highlines for camping, watering, hanging hay bags and more. Portable to any location; no installation needed.
Just a simple pull of the rope easily adjusts the length to suit your needs. Use The Safe Clip with a pliable 1/2"-5/8" synthetic lead rope (cotton rope not recommended). Feed lead through eye of clip and around. Determine desired lead length and drop rope into adjustment position. Features tension screw to adjust resistance and a locked position for hanging hay bags and water buckets. 6-1/2"L; eye of clip measures 1-1/2" in diameter.
* Simple, versatile tool gives you more tying options
* Won't slide on a highline
* From the makers of The Clip
Strong, durable Tether Ring from Smart Tie Products is designed to hold horses to a highline without sliding. Can't find anywhere to use The Clip to tie horses? Wrap around a fence post or tree and clip! Plus, use anywhere to keep your space organized - buckets and hay bags in the barn, ropes and tack in the stable, even hoses and cable in the garage. Features 1/4" non-stretch rope with 1-1/2" steel ring. 20"L.