This seems like a given, however, some horses can become impatient and frustrated, then refuse to eat from the feeder. They might be pushing down on the grate and not able to pull hay up through the grate opening, because it will compact the hay. This happens frequently with horses that are accustomed to eating out of a hay net (where they push in to access the hay). Hang in there and they will get it usually within a day or 2.
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How to load the Savvy Feeder(R) with hay
*If your horse is anxious or is frustrated and is pawing at the feeder, continue to have plenty of free choice hay and continue to pull hay up through the grate openings. Supervise closely until the horse is calm or take the feeder away from the horse and try to acclimate the feeder another day under supervision.
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Do not place the Savvy Feeder in an area with more than 2 horses per feeder, as they may fight over the hay & feeder. This may lead to possible injury.
Ensure hay in the feeder is not constricted, is free of debris, mold, & thistle. This may avoid frustration, pawing the feeder, refusing to forage, and possible injury.
Check screws & acorn nuts on a monthly basis to ensure that they remain tight. If loose, tighten grate screws with a screwdriver. Tighten feeder box acorn nuts with a 3/8" wrench and opposing screw with a screwdriver.
Not intended for livestock with horns
The Creative Horse, LLC is not responsible for accidents or injuries caused from failing to follow instructions or heed warnings. If there are any concerns, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 701-793-7289 (SAVY).