The Hay Bar offers a more natural feeding position for horses and ponies, promoting better health, as well as being easier to use, safer than nets or racks and reducing wasteage of hay or haylage. Hay Bar helps better digestion of forage as feeding time is increased with the natural feeding position. The Hay Bar is very popular with show pony and dressage horse owners, as this method of feeding improves top line as the upper neck muscles become more developed due to the natural feeding position
The Hay Bar was originally designed in North Yorkshire to help a show hunter brood mare suffering from pneumonia, as by encouraging her to eat from the floor, it helped drain down her airways. Since then, the Hay Bar has been proven to be beneficial to many equines, from those to specific health concerns to performance horses. The Hay Bar is available in two sizes, the original Horse Hay Bar, and the smaller Pony Hay Bar, which allows the smaller equine to benefit from all the advantages of the original Hay Bar for Horses.