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Slow Feeding Horses on Paddock Paradise Tracks
Welcome! This is our 'grass-roots' wiki inspired by Jamie Jackson's book Paddock Paradise. We are exploring all the benefits of keeping horses on turnout tracks. Join us to share your Paddock Paradise success stories or to get support from like-minded horse owners.
in the Discussion Forum, we share what's working for us, and we collaborate on ways to improve natural horse keeping. We're all about barefoot horse lifestyle. Topics are arranged in outline form in the left-hand column.
Check out the pages showcasing various slow feeders. Why slow feeders? No more wasted hay, and the horses are happier using their natural foraging skills. They help our horses emulate the free-choice, yet limited grazing pattern of horses in the wild. There are many choices to buy or build.
Be sure to look at the "Paddock Paradise" pages for photos and videos of turnouts designed to encourage horses to keep moving along by themselves without feeling fenced in.
Enjoy the Paddock Paradise blogs linked from the top of the Blogs and Websites page. If you have a site that isn't linked yet, please add it! Blogs and Websites also lists several sources for slow feeders and other fascinating ideas.
Everybody loves photos -- add some to your own album in the "Photo Gallery" and then use them on other pages. Click the "join this site" button to get started!
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|shooflypets||Decomposed Granite||0||Apr 27 2012, 1:19 PM EDT by shooflypets|
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We need to re-do the paddocks, as they are unusable as they are---deep, muddy, poor drainage. I've been advised that DG (decomposed granite) is an excellent material to use. Opinions?
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|Horseartist||New Hay Feeder||0||Jan 15 2012, 11:00 PM EST by Horseartist|
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I set up a new feeder made from hockey barrier netting. I board and the barn owner has started to build a shelter in my horse's paddock. It's been slow going, so only 3 posts are in so far. I went ahead and put up a wall for my feeder.
I could see putting feeders like this in a couple of places on a track using two poles and an A framed roof to shield the hay from rain. It would provide a bit of shelter from rain for the horses as well as a wind break.
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|cat77||Small mesh hay nets||0||Dec 5 2011, 1:34 PM EST by cat77|
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I purchased several nets in 2009 and 2010 from Smith Bro. I wanted to buy some more but have found out that the nets have changed. They no longer have the ring on the bottom, even though the web site says it does. I had heard of another place that sold these nets and that the quality was not as good as the ones that I originally bought. So I was wondering if anyone has bought any of these newer ones and been able to compare the quality to the older ones? If so, are they as good or better or poor quality?
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