|Hello, my name is JoAnn Johnson|
I live in Alabama on four acres with my husband, two children, and our three horses. Our first paddock paradise horse habitat was created in upstate NY.
Stella -- our feeder destruction specialist -- is a half Percheron mare. Jewel is a 22-year-old Haflinger. She is not allowed much grass due to her insulin resistance. Ally is an older Haflinger who really knows how to finesse the last bites out of a feeder toy.
I started using slow feeders on my Paddock Paradise during the summer of 2006. My favorites for hay are ground-level small-mesh hay nets in box feeders or clipped to trays. I also like smhn dangling from tree branches or clipped to artificial hay trees. For pellets and hay cubes, I am a big fan of the Nose-It! feeder toy.
I started this wiki in 2008 as an experiment, thinking, "What am I so passionate about that I would be willing to make a public wiki project about it?" Slow feeding horses on Paddock Paradise tracks is my answer!
The wiki format fascinates me, and I continue to enjoy watching it develop as members add their experiences with slow feeders and Paddock Paradise tracks.
My personal goal is to find ways to make slow feeders
work efficiently on Paddock Paradise
tracks. I think slow feeders can provide that missing element: using their front teeth to bite the grass hay, allowing horses to tear it from small-mesh hay nets
or grids, which provide resistance. Especially ground-level slow feeders. PP can benefit not only equine hoof and muscle, but also, if used with slow hay feeders, can help maintain a naturally balanced mouth. The way I see it, I think it's the missing piece of the Paddock Paradise puzzle.You Tube page: http://www.youtube.com/user/equinamity
Email: indigoskye2000 (at) yahoo.com
My Horses For Clean Water article about designing a Paddock Paradise dry lot: http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com/thegreenhorse/2009_09