Feed Bags, Buckets, & De-Icers
When you're a horse person, you've invested in an 1100-pound eating machine. Make it easy on yourself with de-icers so your pitchfork isn't an ice-breaking tool anymore. When you're on the trail or if you've got a messy eater, place some grain in your feed bag and let your horse graze in one of these ironcloth or canvas horse feed bags. Ironcloth is amazing because you can just hose it out and it won't mold or rot!
Feed bags are also a great way to make sure your horse gets her supplements or meds, just drop them in with the grain - the canvas feed bag is perfect for powders. We make these horse feed bags for sale ourselves here in our Utah workshop. If you're looking for more trail riding gear, click here!
Why use a Feed Bag?
Horse feed bags have 3 important uses. First, when you're trail riding, you may not come across a nice field for your horse to graze. In that case, it's time to pull out the grain and let your horse snack while you take pictures, tuck into some trail grub, or just take a rest and appreciate the scenery.
Second, maybe your horse is a little older, has dental issues, or you're trying to give her and JUST her some supplements or medicine. Or, she's just a heckuva messy eater and slings grain! In that case, she's going to like the feed bag... and you're going to LOVE it.
The third reason to use a feed bag with your horse is if you have boarders in your pasture and the horses have drama. Avoid the whole issue of food-aggressive horses and stealing food, and give everyone their own bag.
Disadvantages of horse feed bags? Well, with everything horsey, it's maintenance. Your feed bag may get gummy or gross if you don't take care to wash it. With canvas feed bags, wash them very well, and make sure to air-dry thoroughly. With nylon, ironcloth, and mesh feed bags, cleanup is a lot easier because you don't have as much danger of rot and mildew. Just wash and you're good to go!