Directions For Use
How to Introduce the Porta-Grazer™ Natural Grazing System to Your Horse.
When you introduce the Porta-Grazer™ you need to continue to feed as you normally do using the Porta-Grazer™ as a secondary source of feed for the first 5-10 days until your horse is accustomed to grazing from the Porta-Grazer™ by rotating the pan
********If forced to eat from the Porta-Grazer™ when overly hungry the pan will receive excessive wear.*********
During the introductory period secure the Porta-Grazer™ by one handle high enough that it can’t be tipped over but so that the barrel sits flat on the ground.
1) To remove the XL pan align the small hole in the side of the pan with the arrow on the barrel handle. To remove the PG pan- using two hands, simply lift the pan so that one side of the pan comes up thru the barrel opening, then give it a twist as you pull it up and out.
2) Stand the flake of hay flat against the inside wall of the barrel with the ends of the stems facing up.
3) Push downward rolling the flake over to the bottom of the opposite side.
The flake will form a “n” (for two string bales fold two flakes side by side forming a “M” ) Make sure the hay forms an arch at the top with the ends pointing downward
4) Insert the pan with the hole side down letting it rest on top of the arch of hay. Pull small amounts of hay thru the holes for the first few days.
When first introducing the Porta-Grazer™ put only enough hay in so that the pan sits down inside the barrel approximately 3 inches below the lip of the barrel. This will help your horse learn how to use the Porta-Grazer™ .
When the horse is calmly eating from the Porta-Grazer™ discontinue any other hay sources. (minimum 5-10 days)
The XL model can be filled up to where the pan tabs lock in yet the pan turns freely, and for the PG model the top of the pan must be couple inches below the lip of the barrel. Do not over fill.
Always fill your Porta-Grazer™ with enough hay that your horse is not hungry at the next feeding.
*****ATTENTION- if hay has not been eaten and the remaining hay is swirled in a circular fashion or if the pan is being damaged refer back to numbers 2 and 3.
Horses usually eat aggressively because they have been left too long without feed and/or they have stomach ulcers from rationed feeding. If aggressive feeding behaviors continue contact your veterinarian.
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