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Tracey   10/21/15    Hi! I thought you might enjoy this picture of my herd and their Porta-Grazers! I didn’t quite get everyone eating all at once since me walking into the middle of the paddock to take a picture was pretty interesting. About 15 seconds after this shot, both donkeys came over for some scratches.  I have been using Porta-Grazers for two years now. I was hesitant about the initial investment, but I have never regretted it. They have held up great and I love not having to clean up huge piles of trampled, ruined hay from the paddock. Thank you for a great product! Cheers, 

 

Jan Lear Via Facebook 9/24/15   I am so glad I purchased three Porta-Grazers for my horses. No more wasted hay, have not had a colic incident since the purchases, and the hay lasts so much longer than previously. Thanks, so much.

 Joyce Nagel Jackson via Facebook 9/22/15 —I have several and love them. They are indestructible – even my destroyer horses can’t break them.

Marsha Lynn Woods via Facebook 9/22/15 –Just got mine & I’m loving it. My paint horse is a mess with hay, not anymore. Awesome product.

Rain King Farms   via Facebook 9/26/15  I’ve had mine at home for years. With a gypsy horse who is hard on everything. He’s used the same one for years! Love them. I need to order one of the new model!
Lanette OwningCouldn’t be more pleased with our three feeders. We have a senior horse, who needed the bigger holes, with our other two quarter horses using the regular feeder. This is the BEST investment we ever made. You save so much money…there is no more wasted hay that has blown away or been messed on. We test our boys fecal every six months and there has not been sand in it for over a year. Our youngest gets bored really easy, so he loves to play with his. These things HOLD up!!! So, I wouldn’t call them “Expensive”, but rather a “Money Saver”. You save money on feed, Sand Clear, and vet bills. Sounds like a win-win to me! Thank you, for delivering an AWESOME and QUALITY product!!! Feeling blessed!!
—Lanette Owning
Evan Gerhardt from New York-
We have been using porta-grazers on our 43 stall boarding farm for over a year and I can say with conviction that they are one of the best decisions we have made. Digestive issues and colicky horses have dropped significantly since we installed them. We fill them twice a day and most of the horses have hay around the clock. We have never had a problem putting weight on picky thoroughbreds but these allow us to do the same job with less hay. That means that the horses are getting that much more nutrition out of each bite. They enjoy rolling them around the stall and putting them where they want them. They are a serious investment for a large barn but you will immediately see the difference when you clean out stalls in the morning.
On that note, we need to order 4 more feeders with the medium sized holes. Could someone give me a call. Thanks,
-Evan Gerhardt
7-31-15

 

Houston Police Department, Mounted Patrol

  Hello Walt,  They are working beautifully! Thank You
Leslie G Willis
Sergant, Mounted Patrol
Houston Police Dept
 

Australian Race Horses

Wow! What an excellent product. I first saw these in the U.S. and tried them out with my own racehorses before installing them in all my stables. Results have been fantastic with horses enjoying natural slow feeding and showing less problems with colic and other digestive issues. They also seem to enjoy playing with the Porta-Grazer™  instead of chewing their rugs, on their gates, or windsucking. Less mess in the stable means less waste & labour , so cost effective! Highly recommended.
— Julien Welsh, Horse Breaker, Vic.

“I am very happy with how the horses have adapted to them and I reckon the picky eaters are eating better, drinking better and having better bowel activity since they started with them”.
Danny Curran, Thoroughbred Racehorse Trainer, Bendigo

Delwyn Oglivy Equestrian is pleased to recommend the Porta Grazer as an outstanding product for feeding hay to your horses. Prior to Porta Grazer contacting us we were forever cleaning up hay wastage in the stables and watching hay blow away or be walked over in the paddocks. Having tried the Porta Grazer we have found it to be an innovative product that ensures there is no wastage and controls how much a horse can eat at any time greatly reducing the chances of colic. It also stops any foreign matter being mixed up with the hay as horses scavenge around. It is being used by many of Australia’s leading equine businesses including Peter Moody, trainer of Black Caviar. If you have the time go to the website and have a look at this great product that could save you loads of money on hay wastage and on expensive colic surgery. www.porta-grazer.com.au. or email portagrazer.aust@bigpond.com
 — Delwyn Ogilvy Equestrian.
Another happy, healthy Porta-Grazer user! Go Dissident xxx—And that’s how you do it! What a performance by Moody Racing on Saturday at Randwick. Hi World winning the Group 3 Frank Packer Plate. Pasadena Girl toughing it out to win the Group 1 Champagne Stakes and the great Dissident storming home to win the Group 1 All Aged Stakes.  Well done to the hard working team in Melbourne and Sydney.

23/10/2014 “In my 40 years of traveling and dealing with racehorses worldwide, Porta-Grazer is the most efficient, logical and safest method of feeding hay to stabled and paddocked horses. Respiratory disease in horses is one of the major, if not THE major factor in poor performance of racehorses. With Porta-Grazer you are simulating nature’s method of mucous draining by feeding horses with their heads down in a clean, dust-free environment. Porta-Grazer minimises the loss of hay that would normally find its way into waste via soiled bedding, giving you better economy with your feed. Prior to using Porta-Grazers in my stables, I would estimate between 1-2 biscuits of hay per bale were thrown out in the soiled bedding. Porta-Grazer enables slow hay feeding, allowing better digestion which, as modern veterinary research shows, is the best method for counteracting colic and ulcers – another major poor performance factor.” — Pat Carey



Well done Danny & Carmel Curran (owner/trainers) on winning the UAM PTY LTD VOBIS GOLD RUSH 1000m at Bendigo today with their Oamaru Force filly “The Big Dance” – $175,000 prize money! Another happy Porta-Grazer customer!!

I bought 2 Porta Grazers a few months ago and have been delighted with them. They do everything that is claimed and work fantastically. I love that we no longer have twisting necks with haynets and of course they are brilliant out of the stable too. My horses picked up on how to use them in just a couple of days and now use them freely ….. As toys as well as feeders, so we’re proving they’re strong! Although I don’t pay for the hay on the yard, if I did, I think these would pay for themselves really quickly as they stop all the normal hay wastage.
Nicola Dymond UK

I have been using two Porta Grazers over the wettest winter I’ve known, in paddocks that resemble muddy ponds. After years of endlessly cleaning up wasted hay, blown around in the wind and trampled into the mud, I have at last found a genuine solution that beats haynets, haybars, hayboxes, racks and mangers. The Porta Grazers serve a number of excellent purposes for me – 1. No more wasted hay and wasted time. 2. Hay that lasts longer, as the horses can’t consume it as quickly as when it is loose. 3. Ease of use: there’s no fiddling around, the feeder is easy to fill, even in the dark or in bad weather.
Susan Byrne – Ireland

Quick update – Indi loving it as am I. No more neck jerking, nor hay gorged, nor soiled in bed. Wonderful invention!
My vet saw him using it last week and was quite impressed – appreciated immediately the ease of use and as she said – stops him twisting and shearing his neck, which was exacerbating his shoulder and back issues. In fact, she thought his back was really soft!
I’ll send a photo soon
Jan McKernan – UK

 

Eliminates hay waste, cleaner paddock

HI Walt, I wanted to let you know how much Juarez and I LOVE the Porta-Grazer! His paddock is much cleaner- no hay blowing all over getting wasted, and it takes him 4-5 hours to finish a flake of hay.  The most amazing thing happened- one night I put a handful of loose hay on top of the grid, and instead of eating it, he pushed it aside and went for the hay he had to pull out through the holes! Thanks for developing such a great product.
Maryilyn

 

I was not sure this was the right option…5 days and I could not be happier with our purchase of 2 Porta-Grazers!!! The horses now do not have hay anywhere in their stalls except in the feeder, what a pleasant change. THANK you! Bought them just last weekend at the NW Horse Expo

 

The results I am seeing with the  Porta-Grazer at my facility with the horses is amazing. Thank you for such an incredible product that helps keep my horses healthy and happy.  Steve Lantvit Horsemanship

I bought 2 Porta Grazers a few months ago and have been delighted with them. They do everything that is claimed and work fantastically. I love that we no longer have twisting necks with haynets and of course they are brilliant out of the stable too. My horses picked up on how to use them in just a couple of days and now use them freely ….. As toys as well as feeders, so we’re proving they’re strong! Although I don’t pay for the hay on the yard, if I did, I think these would pay for themselves really quickly as they stop all the normal hay wastage.
Nicola Dymond UK – See more at: http://www.naturesequine.co.uk/testimonials.html#sthash.Hk7V7gNC.dpuf
I bought 2 Porta Grazers a few months ago and have been delighted with them. They do everything that is claimed and work fantastically. I love that we no longer have twisting necks with haynets and of course they are brilliant out of the stable too. My horses picked up on how to use them in just a couple of days and now use them freely ….. As toys as well as feeders, so we’re proving they’re strong! Although I don’t pay for the hay on the yard, if I did, I think these would pay for themselves really quickly as they stop all the normal hay wastage.
Nicola Dymond UK – See more at: http://www.naturesequine.co.uk/testimonials.html#sthash.Hk7V7gNC.dpuf

Equine Chiropractor recommended.

I love my Porta Grazers. I used to use nibble nets, but my equine chiropractor said eating from a net isnt the best in the long term. Eating with their head down is the best so I bought Porta-Grazers.
— mygirl1197

 

 

Ulcers, Cribbing, kicker, IR

My wife purchased a Porta-Grazer at NFR last December.  I was there with her and was very skeptical. We have a horse with severe ulcers, a cribber, kicker and just about everything else you list this product fixes, upon delivery of the feeder I thought here goes nothing. Well to my amazement in less that two weeks the horse has stopped all the above and the ulcers are much better. I am a believer!!!
—- Colby

 

Has made a big difference in my IR gelding…calm and relaxed in his stall..no more tearing up the small bite hay nets.. no more neck and back issues since eating in a heads down position…LOVE our porta- grazers!—-Beth Palmgren

Cribbing

To my horse Amigos, I purchased a Porta-Grazer a few weeks ago for Joey. It seems like it helps alot with his cribbing.  He now spends all day eating his morning rations.  He then has a brief time before its dinner time.  I have not fed him more but it takes my piggy horse all day to graze through his breakfast.  Before he gobbled it down in an hour and a half. So far I like it.  Im not a rep and dont get anything out of it but wanted to pass on something positive. Have a great day!
— Ramona Messina

WOW! What an excellent product. It was recommended by my veterinarian. I ordered one for my messy, cribbing horse, and I absolutely cannot believe the difference! He loves it! He took to it right away, and was quick to figure it out. He hardly cribs at all with his Porta-Grazer! My other horse is so jealous! So, I ordered one for her too! I have recommended it to several other people as well.  Thank you for an awesome product!
–Mary

 Dunking-   

Love our Porta-grazer. Our horse used to soak his hay on a daily basis.  This made a huge mess in his water and a loss of good hay.  Since we received and started using the porta-grazer, his water tank is clean and there is no hay waste.  Thanks 🙂
—  Linda Riley  (via Facebook)

 

Cushings, Lameness

Thanks tons, I actually have four already with four horses all using.  A pony with Cushings, a lame 15 hand’s quarter horse and then two dressage horses at the barn, 16 hands and 17 1/2 hands. All four figured out how to use immediately and all four are happily using every day.  All five I just purchased are for the remaining horses with stalls.  I cant imagine my horse being the only horse with a feeder 🙂
–Jodi

Weight Control

Putting my pony on a “diet” was hopeless–He started eating dirt and I figured next was sand colic. And he didnt lose an ounce! He now has Teff hay in front of his darling face 24/7 and has lost 50lbs! No more weighing and rationing… He’s done it all on his own! Yes it took some time but its miraculous. I didnt believe Walt when he promised it would work… but this man brought us something that I will never be without in my barn! Porta-Grazers are the bomb!
—-Sherry Ward

 

My “easy keeper” horses (a haflinger and a fresian/TB) have actually LOST weight now that I am using the Porta-Grazers.  They look fabulous! Even my mini is looking less like a tick.  And my big British warmblood looks fab, neither fat nor thin.  LOVE these things.
— Betsy Schoettlin

Caught on Camera!

Hello, I am not someone that usually gives any feedback for products I purchase so this is a rarity. I put up cameras about 3 weeks ago because I kept having tendon injuries I could not explain or afford anymore. What the cameras caught was my horse pacing in his stall at about 10:00 pm and 3:00 am and again at 4:30 am for about an hour each time because he was out of food. When the barn would feed at 7am he would be bucking and trotting, just full of it. Our barn only feeds at 7am and 2pm and the rest is up to the boarders. I would feed again at 8 am and 6pm but that was it. The Porta grazer was recommended by my vet so I ordered one. I received the Porta grazer about 2 weeks ago and there is a huge difference in my horse. I was so afraid he would just eat and eat and eat and would become a super “toad belly” but the opposite happened. He has lost weight and looks fabulous. He loves it! What the cameras are catching now is a completely content horse that always has food. He does not inhale the flakes anymore, he is content to walk away and leave some in the Porta grazer and come back for it later. I am completely surprised and thankful it works. We already have another boarder with one and there are 3 more on the horizon to be ordered by other boarders and even the barn manager is talking about it. Unbelievable something actually does exactly what is says it will. I wish I had known about this product a long time ago!
–Paula Leonard – 7 June 2013

Camping, Traveling, in Stalls

 

HI Walt,  I received the porta-grazer and took it to the barn. The quarter horse mare took to it immediately.  Some of the boarders really liked it for traveling, long winter days in the stalls, and camping out…thanks  Will keep trying it our with other horses
—Carolyn L Stull  PhD
Animal Welfare Specialist
Veterinary Medicine Extension
University of California
Davis, Ca

 

LOVED this!!! When I saw Willow eating from it the other day, she looked content…pulling her strands out. The kind of hay makes a difference in how easily it is eaten too. Hers was coarse. For 2 flakes-it took her 3 hours! Though I heard noises and wondered if she’d lift the restictor out..nope..it has to be perfectly LEVEL to come out..two handed humans and not mouthy horses lift it out, and definitely if it were knocked over, it would not release the hay!Attaching it to the stall wall-for daily use-is the way to go.But for the BEACH SAND and the Central Oregon sand, we are going to ride in this summer…THOSE are perfect! No more “Sand Clear” doses for fear of sand colic! Great!
KK allhorsestuff

 

Ordered my Porta Grazer  after an internet search looking for a better way to feed hay to my rather greedy Fjord-horse. They answered all my questions promptly, ordering and paying was easy – basically super service! My horse took to the Porta Grazer right away and actually so did the two neighboring horses – they stick their heads through the fence when the Porta Grazer is near enough and pull it over to their side. It is very easy to load, clean, and move around – you can place it in different locations as the need arises without much ado. Love the fact that you can even soak hay right in the Porta Grazer when needed. It slows my horses eating enough so he can actually spend more time eating.
We give it 2 thumbs and 2 hooves up!
Saskia Visser, Netherlands

 

Ease of use

I just sold my last slow feeder hay net on eBay. Good riddance! I wasted so many hours filling up hay nets when I should have been out riding. Not to mention developing arthritis in my fingers from constantly tying and untying them. <3 <3 <3 (love)  my Porta Grazers!
—Laurie Gerst

 

Love my Porta Grazer. Works way better than haybags! — Heather Blottenberger

 

Jenny and I had our booth next to yours at the Road to the Horse show in Tennessee this year. I purchased 6 porta-grazers from you and can’t tell you how much I am enjoying my new feeding program. Our mules and donkeys went right to the concept and are now quite professional at their grazing! They do not waste a stem and seem to be very happy to stand there and feed slowly just as you said they would. My feed bill will be cut by 30% since there is virtually no waste.
Bottom line, I am a real fan of your product and tell everyone about it that comes to the farm and asks me what the heck the “brown tubs” are for! I am out of town for two weeks currently and have a man that is feeding for us while we are gone. It took me two minutes to show him how to load the “tubs.” I am so pleased with them and want to thank you for your obvious research and design applications that you used to produce these units. —-Gary Housley

Dear Sirs,

I just wanted to write and tell you how much I appreciate your development and design of the Porta Grazer.
Last May my Tennessee Walker of 12 years developed laminitis and founder.  The Porta Grazer has greatly aided in his safe and gradual weight loss which is of utmost importance for recovery.
I have two horses and two Porta Grazers.  The feeding unit allows me to dispense the proper supplements and weight in forage for each individual horse.
It has been almost a year and last week my vet said that he looked amazing.  My wonderful farrier came today and removed the heart bar shoes and applied new shoes without the frog support.  My beautiful Midnight can be ridden again and is without pain.
I feel your amazing product played a tremendous part in our success.
Sincerely,
Deborah Peters
We purchased two Porta-Grazers a little over a year ago. Prior to purchasing them we had tried about every feeding method out there from bins to spread it on the ground method. We saw a demonstration at a horse show and it sounded great but we’re obviously skeptical. Horses spinning a drum with their noses and chewing their food better? But we thought we would give them a try so we bought two of them. These have easily paid for themselves in the last year. Our hay consumption has been cut in half. That is not just an estimate it has literally been cut in half as measured from October 2011 through April 2012 when the horses are on hay only.
Beyond that it is interesting to note the size of the grass stems in the excrement has become much smaller indicating the horses are getting much more nutritional value from what they are eating than they were getting from any of the other feeding methods.
One last thing that I would like to share is regarding the product itself. And this is not something you find in today’s world much anymore. These are durable our horse can kick them around and they hold up to any abuse the horse throws at them. We do have some aggressive horses and we bought the tubs with the smaller holes in them. Our horses chew up the plastic in both of them making larger holes. These are typically non-warranty items but Porta-Grazer warrantied both of them anyway. I can promise you that you will not be sorry if you buy one or 10 Porta-Grazers!
Thanks —-Bob and Lana
I have use these and I LOVE them!!!….so do the horses… no wasted hay and they can “graze” all day!—Kass Lockwood

LOVE my new Porta-Grazer (and so does Gypsy)!!! Its so quick and easy to load. Sure beats my Freedom Feeders and Nibble net! I am impressed by the strength of the plastic and the simplicity of the product. Ill be saving up for more.
Thank you-
— Amanda Decker Rodriguize

Porta-grazer feeders are well worth the wait! We love ours. Way to go Walt and Sharon! —Bonnie Pata

Congratulations on the growth In business. I love my Porta-Grazers and need to get my order together for the remainder of my barn.—Wendy Griffith

 

I bought a grazer at the Backwoods County Horsemen event in Red Bluff, CA for a rescue horse I adopted that came off a 40 acre pasture and had to change to twice a day feedings. The grazer makes it so easy because he “grazes” as he was used to and is no longer the surly horse he was when he had dedicated feed times. —Beverly

Bought your product, very satisfied! Horses eating slowly, easy to use, fill, and lightweight! Highly recommend!
–Thomas Stacie Holbel

I love that it takes the horse awhile to consume their meal and that their head is in a “natural” grazing position–I think that is helpful for both digestion and respiratory health. So far, knock on wood, we have no horses this summer that are laid up, but i would give them the feeder so that their day was spent in eating.  — Carolyn
Animal Welfare Specialist
Veterinary Medicine Extension
University of California
Davis, CA 95616

New Pony in the barn as of last night,  He had a hay bag and a grazer (which he has never seen before). This morning, the bag was untouched… the grazer was empty.  Pretty clear vote Id say!
— Sherry Ward

I cannot thank you enough for making a workable feeder such as the Porta-Grazer. So many have been made, but so few compare. My horses are patient to be fed, and really seem to like their feeders. One month in and still completely loving them! –Jaci Weishaar

Received my feeder today, fed as normal and Katie is choosing to eat from the Porta-Grazer first! I’m keeping my fingers crossed…Walt she is eating the way you said she would!
–Alice Hough-Fredricks

We have 2 and highly recommend them. Horses love them and are made to take it! Excellent Product! –Bob Pruitt

I bought your product in Australia from your distributor and after wanting one for a long time I am so impressed.v Both my horses took to eating from it in no time.  I hung a hay net for them the first few nights just in case, but they preferred the PORTA-GRAZER! So happy with how well they are doing. Thank you for designing a product so simple but so good for horses.
— Julia Field

I was there and bought 2!! I have one in Boomer’s pasture and he looks like a happy grazer already…we are on day 2 of weaning him off throwing a whole flake to him. And he’s already a happy horse!—Lid Beatty

I have 2 of the Porta-Grazer products. Something new and really well made. Perfect for horse travel. I have a set in my horse trailer, lid is for water. Very happy with mine!—Infohorse.com

 

They are working well!!! The little mini still has some challenges getting to all the food, but we are very happy with them. Thank you!!
—Jill Lute, Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary  (AT the time of this testimonial the Mini Porta-Grazer™  had not been offered, she was using a regular size Porta-Grazer™)

 

Walt- Thanks so much for an excellent product!!  I have been using two we purchased at the symposium for almost a week now and IM totally convinced its the best slow feeder Ive gotten my hands on.  I cant wait to share it with all my hoof care clients.
— Ren Hurst

My 2 horses are loving this feeder.  So am I. At first they would empty it before I got home. But now they have self regulated themselves and its never empty when I get home. I try to keep hay in it so they think no need to get anxious there is always hay in this feeder. Great product.
— Cavelle Kanizai

 I’ve been using this for about a year (the designer is my farrier) and my horse loves it! The barn staff put it inside his old feeder (a large water tank bolted to the wall) and it works great. He likes it so much, he ignores all the loose hay that gets dropped on the stall mats when they carry the hay into the paddock. —Marilyn Doud

We bought four Porta-Grazers at the Packer Clinic in Klamath Falls this spring. We taught our horses how to eat from them at home, which was not hard, and we use ours for camping. When we are ready to go home, you cannot tell that horses were even there. There is no hay on the ground; the horses are contented having their hay barrels handy under the highline for them to munch on when they want. They learn how to tip them over and pull them back up with their noses to shift the hay; the horses & our mules know exactly what they are doing to work their feeders. We are truly happy we made the investment in Porta-Grazers, and how much they save us on not wasting hay, and the horses don’t have to eat in the dirt.
Thank you!
Lane & Linda

Hi Walt and Sharon
I know that those of us who purchased your Porta- Grazer are very happy with the product. It sure makes feeding a lot easier, especially when it rains! No more having to rake up ground in hay droppings around the stalls. We tell everyone how much we love ours! When they are empty they make fun toys for the young horses!
HONEST HORSES MAGAZINE

Great product–So glad I got to try the prototype when it was first developed- My horses love them!— Marilyn Doud
The finest feeder on the Market, in my opinion— Chuck Bartok

Purchased a Porta-Grazer for my Quarter Horse Boss and he loves it.  Took him a bit to figure out how to twirl it, but now he is cleaning it down to the bottom! When he started he was trying to eat through the holes, but we have stopped that and the holes are only slightly out of round! He is much calmer and enjoys eating out of it.  In fact, her prefers eating out of it rather than eating the hay off the ground!
–Jana Bonny

 Bought mine at the Western Horse Expo.  Love how they function. Horses get to graze their hay and it slows them down. Will take camping this weekend!! Thanks for a great product that enhances the lives of natural horses! —Kathleen Dutson

Walt, just got the Porta-Grazer. Beautiful simple and very well thought out. Nice, nice, nice— Broc Edwards.

I just got back from the All Gaited Junior Benefit show in Vallejo, and Im SO glad I had my Porta-Grazer! I was able to keep hay in front of my horse all weekend, and didnt waste a bit of it.  I went through only 6 flakes from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon– would have used more without the porta-grazer, due to hay getting mixed up with the straw in the stall. Also, my horse was calmer and happier than he’s ever been at a show. Thanks Walt!!—-Marilyn Doud

Great Product….. We love our Porta-Grazers!!! — Jan Luiz 

Congratulations on your achievments! So glad to hear stories of success from American companies that also manufacture in America!—Michelle Chappel
We use these, and as soon as finances permit, we plan to order more, so we can rotate them out—Val TwoWolves

 

This is one of the best things I have bought for my horse! Welsh Cob= hoover food. Worth every cent. Love the fact she hasnt destroyed it either and she bounces it around and knocks it over to get every last bit of hay out through the holes. no wastage and no mess to clean up in stable either– Narelle Rawnsley

I love the Porta Grazer! I have two and it pays for itself in no time PLUS it is the healthiest way to feed horses so they don’t go hungry! The BEST way to mimic their natural way of eating! Thanks for such a high quality product that actually works!
—Paula Patton

Our horses are doing awesome with the feeders! My mare is more friendly towards my husband’s mare and well behaved at feeding time now. My mare seems to be eating less overall (helps that I’m not throwing her extra hay because I feel guilty because I knew she was hungry and should be grazing…So, on that note Walt, you said you liked veterinarians to sell them and I would definately be interested in knowing more about how that works. Our horses are boarded in a facility with stalls/runs, but no turn out. 75 head of horses eating two meals a day…not a healthy situation for them. I would love to see people give these feeders a try and get a blurb about them on my website Stephanie Patton, DVM
My horses and I LOVE the nine green Porta-Grazers I bought on January 30. And, my sister-in-law Cheryl is very happy with the two tan Porta-Grazers she bought. Both models are excellent products!
I’m so pleased; I want to buy 2 or 3 more green Porta-Grazers. With multiple horses in each paddock, I like to have food available in more places than the number of horses. So, I decided I need a couple of “extra” Porta-Grazers for that purpose.— Loreen O’Hare-Hall

 Hi Walt,
I have been using your Port-Grazer feeder since we purchased it from you at the Western States Expo in Sacramento last June, and have been totally pleased with how well it works .
I have a 22 year old mare that had coliced twice in 2010. When I saw your product, I thought it was worth a try. So far, the mare has been fine and the lack of Vet bills has more than paid for the feeder.
I enjoy horse camping in the local forest horse camps and really appreciate the way the feeder keeps the hay out of the dirt and eliminates waste either in the corral or under the high line.
The key features of the product for me are the hay dispersal design, the durability, the water pan/lid, and the drain plug in the bottom.
Thanks for a good product that works like you said it would.
Robert Graham
I purchased your porta-grazer at the NW Horse Expo, and both my mare and I love it! So glad I spent the money and purchased your product. I will and would recommend it to any horse owner.
Tracy Donnelly

You gotta see this thing to believe it, but short of using a flame torch it truly is indestructible. It’s built along the same lines as the Hoof Jack, which I have seen run over by a truck and come through unscathed. For durability and top notch construction, the Porta Grazer gets my vote.Now that I know not to over fill it, it’s working great here.

I’ve had two since last summer sometime. Sierra and Libby have been using them the last couple of months. Sierra hasn’t destroyed them yet and that is a significant statement as to their durability!
There’s no need to fasten it to the stall wall unless he’s too noisy with it IMO. I can hear Sierra thunking it around at night when I’m in bed sleeping but I don’t think most horses are like her. She tips is upside down and sets it back up and rolls it around some. She’s the one who had the neighbors asking what the horses do at night, don’t they sleep? Right on cue she picked up a 15 gallon rubber feed tub and tossed it.— Barb in Co

I recently purchased 6 feeders from Walt at RTTH. I already can tell you I love ’em. I continued with my regular feeding as usual using slow feed nets. Introduced the feeders and just like Walt said, they went for the “grazers”.—Patricia Freeman

I bought 3 Porta-a-Grazer feeders and I’m so impressed. My Einstein, very destructive Paint has not figured out how to tear them up yet. My horses are a lot more content and never seem hungry because they pick at the hay all day long. They are very durable and easy to use and the design is ingenious. I would recommend them to anyone —

They are wonderful. I love mine.  Much easier than hay nets of any sort.—dressagerose

We have had the porta-grazers for a couple of months now and I can’t recommend them enough! They are great! Our stallions are stabled a great deal of the time and they are as happy as can be! It’s great to see them just grazing away all day! –Todd McCormick

Thank you so much Walt and Sharon for this great invention. I bought two PG @ the horse expo in Pomona on the weekend my horses are very happy, but look confused wondering where is all the hay coming from. One flake took 90mins now it lasts 4 to 5 hours, my god they actually have to use their teeth it is definitely keeping them busy. Sydney and Sahara thank you. Joanne Fenton

 
I purchased your porta-grazer at the NW Horse Expo, and both my mare and I love it! So glad I spent the money and purchased your product. I will and would recommend it to any horse owner.—Tracy Donnelly

 

Thanks to porta grazer for making such an awesome product available. We have six of these now in the stables and have probably saved one bale of hay per week !
They are fantastic to slow the horses feeding time and replicate the real picking of grass . Not to mention the reduction in hay wastage in the bedding .
Such a great idea and well worth the investment !
Very impressed—-Matt Archibald and Antony Bartlett
Victorian Dressage Stables, Pakenham

I bought a Porta-Grazer at the NFR in Las Vegas last Dec. 2011. Besides all the wonderful things it does for saving hay, I was told it might even help with cribbing. I have one of the foremost cribbers in the USA….love him to death. Well, in a very short time he had mastered moving the Porta-Grazer right next to where he cribs!! It is now securely strapped to the wall in his run-in. I love it and he seems to also.
My retirement boarder’s “Mother” just ordered one for her mare. Mostly because they both WANTED to eat out of his! Ya just never know!!!
Thank you, —-Jeanne Bell 

 

Porta-Grazer is the best investment I have ever made. I have 5 feeders – one more than I have horses and they not only have saved me a ton of money on wasted hay and a ton of time on cleaning up said wasted hay, my horses love them. They not only eat out of them but play with them. I get a kick out of watching my more playful Clydesdale, tip them over, roll them and set them back up again. I have had my Porta-Grazers for 3 years now and they have stood the test of time and abuse my draft horses can dish out. –Jane Williamson

We LOVE ours! Went back to the Harrisburg pa show for more
–Brooke Coyer

 

 

Hello, I wanted to thank you for inventing the Porta-Grazer.
Update on my Jaxon and the Port-a-Grazer He is a different horse. He no longer runs his front teeth against the panel when I come to feed him. He stands quietly and walks compliantly out to the pasture. He chooses to eat from the grazer rather than a flake of hay.Thought I’d share this as I am so pleased with the grazer. It will definitely help during his recovery and confinement.
Thank You, Sue Pastor

 

Hello Walt;
We gave your feeders a try, pretty surprised at how well they work. I ended up needing to isolate two mules and decided well here we go feeder “test” animals. Being a man I ignored your instructions and just stuffed a bunch of hay in the bucket dropped the insert in and threw in a bit more on top to get them started and called it good. I also threw in a few loose flakes in case they just flat out wouldn’t eat out of the feeders. As I drove off both Mules were stuffed head first in the feeders. The next morning there was a bit of hay in the bottom of one and most the hay in the other. Looked like they had pulled as much as they could from the full one without rotating it, there was still some loose hay around on the ground from the night before, so they were full. I rotated it a couple times and both mules came to watch, I re-filled the feeders and threw some loose hay out. They immediately started fighting for the “good feeder” (emptied the night before) I had told one of the older stock handlers that you said that they would fight for the feeder even if there was loose hay available and he laughed out loud, when these two started arguing over the “good feeder” the wrangler noticed and said “well all be go to hell their fighting for the feeder” I grabbed the loser and took him to the other feeder and he started eating the loose hay off the top. After he finished the loose hay I showed him how to rotate it and off he went. I read the instructions you gave me at this point and thought, hmmmmm I don’t have time for this, their figuring it out, and they did. I’m pretty sure they learned how to use the feeders by watching me spin the insert and pull a few bites by hand in about three days. This morning I was out working on the Mules, had them tied and their pen was empty, when I looked over and saw a horse just about breaking his neck to get his head through the stock panel to see what those mules had in the big green bucket. I tossed the feeder over the fence and the horse walked up to it flipped it up straight and started feeding. I worked on the mules for about an hour, twice I noticed the horse rolling the feeder around so I walked over turned it strait and pulled a few bites up for him. I’ll try this for another day or so before I stoop to putting grain in the bottom. My thoughts are……….Mules are plenty smart enough to use the feeders if you just show them a couple times, no need for the “start up procedures” Horses though more romantic and majestic realize Mules are smarter and try to emulate them. Call me in a few days and I’ll let you know if Cisco the horse figured it out on his own or if I had to put a little grain in there…
Mike McFadin
Wilderness/Trails Program Manager
Shasta-Trinity NF
Weaverville Ranger District

Amen!!! Great product
I tell everyone about it and when they see it I am approached constantly asking about it! Sending love from Michigan!!! Awaiting delivery of our 3rd! Investment ! Yes! Save me wasted hay, better for my horses health! Yes! The benefits are endless!!!!
–Thomas Stacie Hobel
I purchased one of your Porta Grazers Sunday and the Washington Horse Expo. I was the one who came up around 2 pm with cash. I bring my horses inside to stalls in the evening and turn out again in the morning. One of my horses is chronically agitated in the morning and handling him in this state requires strict adherence to a routine for the handler’s safety. It was this horse that I wanted to try the Porta Grazer on. He is also a stall weaver and an acid reflux/ulcer horse. I have used the feeder two nights now with his p.m. hay feeding and so far I have seen a delightful decrease in his morning agitation. The first night I just put the feeder in his stall, but the second night I secured it in a corner because I was afraid he could break his automatic waterer as he moved it around.
Although I have only used it two nights, my preliminary thoughts are that it is everything you said it was. Thank you for such a nice product. If you need a distributor in the Portland area, please contact me as I have a beautiful farm and I think I could sell a lot of them. I am very familiar with the medical problems associated with easy keepers, horses with boredom habits, and metabolic problems. All in all, I wish I had invented it!
Thank you, you will help a lot of horses,
Barb Belknap

Couldn’t be more pleased with our three feeders. We have a senior horse, who needed the bigger holes, with our other two quarter horses using the regular feeder. This is the BEST investment we ever made. You save so much money…there is no more wasted hay that has blown away or been messed on. We test our boys fecal every six months and there has not been sand in it for over a year. Our youngest gets bored really easy, so he loves to play with his. These things HOLD up!!! So, I wouldn’t call them “Expensive”, but rather a “Money Saver”. You save money on feed, Sand Clear, and vet bills. Sounds like a win-win to me! Thank you, for delivering an AWESOME and QUALITY product!!! Feeling blessed!!
—Lanette Owning

I bought the porta-grazer from you @ the Red Bluff Bull & Gelding Sale a few days ago and I can officially report I’m thrilled with it and so it my little mule! It works just as advertised – no waste, dirt filters to the bottom and best of all its keeping my mule busy and she’s not chewing the fences anymore – yippee!
She figured out how to eat from it right away but today is the first day she tipped it over and I caught her quickly figuring out how to tip it back up on video (attached below for u 2 view). You might be getting calls from my sister Steffi, sister in-law Paula as well as my farrier as I think my enthusiasm has them convinced the initial investment will be justified. Anyway – just wanted to give you my positive feedback & happy trails… Kris

I have saved the cost of the PG in unwasted hay. Not to mention one colic or laminitis treatment would be more $ Love my Porta-Grazers
— Shirley Kohler

Have four, want more!! — Linda Bogatay
Simply the best slow feeder on the market!!
–Kandy Kane-Greathouse
Bought mine at the Western Horse Expo.  Love how they function. Horses get to graze their hay and it slows them down. Will take camping this weekend!! Thanks for a great product that enhances the lives of natural horses—Kathleen Dutson

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