Health and better quality of life – both for horses and horse-owner

Heinätin® Hay feeders, Small and private stables, Customer stories by marika@hevoskeksinnot.fi, 11.5.2021
Kati Leppälahti runs the Koivurinne Icelandics stable and purchased Heinätin hay feeders for her six Icelandic horses in 2016. Icelandic horses are extremely effective fodder users and can easily gain excess weight if they receive too much hay.

“I’ve always strived to organize the feeding of my horses so that they would get small portions of hay as many times per day as possible”, Kati says. “Organizing frequent and restricted feedings used to be challenging, since my stable is a few kilometres away from my home”, she continues.

The best solution I’ve made as a horse-owner

With Heinätin, everyday life at the stable has become easier, and Kati has enjoyed more free time. Kati has been especially delighted to see how the horses’ internal clocks have adjusted to regular hay chewing, and the hunger burning in their throats no longer negatively affects their health and quality of life. 

“The Heinätin feeders are the best choice I’ve made as a horse-owner”, Kati says. “My horses are happy and healthy – and slimmer, thanks to small and regular hay portions”, Kati continues.

Heinätin saves time and money

The Heinätin feeders have also brought savings to the Koivurinne stable: Kati calculated that the Heinätin investment paid for itself in 16 months in the form of lowered travel expenses alone – let alone time savings.

“The Heinätin feeders distribute hay in the evening, at night and early in the morning, which means that we can go to the stable at half-past nine, and in the evening we can go home and watch the evening news. It makes life a lot easier”, Kati says.


Reduced hay loss

When we have been able to control the amount of hay, we have also controlled the weight of the horses. Our horses get hay eight times a day, around the clock, which is the best option for a horse’s sensitive digestion. Horses are eating in their natural position, and there is no ...

Custom made solutions

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Individual feeding

When we started to load the Heinätin® hay feeders for the first time, the hay portions seemed to be very small. The amount of hay was the same as earlier, though, it was only separated into smaller portions. Picky horses do not mess with the hay in their stalls anymore. Skinny ho...