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Hydration Hay

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Hydration Hay Original Horse Hay Block is a blend of quality grass and alfalfa that has been compressed into a convenient lightweight block. Simply drop the block into a bucket of water and it will quickly absorb water to make moist, palatable hay. A great way to deliver consistent, quality nutrition in a convenient, lightweight, easy-to-feed compressed block that horses love! 



Place one 2-lb Hydration Hay Horse Hay Block in a large bucket. Add a minimum of 5.5 quarts of water. Allow product to absorb water prior to feeding (approximately 10 minutes). Recommended for all horses at all life stages.

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Hydration Hay is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 44.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Useful My horse goes off feed at shows. This was a good thing to bring to keep him hydrated and eating as he preferred it over his regular hay
Date published: 2020-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My senior horse loves it! My 34 year old OTTB is losing teeth do the vet suggested this. And he loves it and gobbles it up. It’s also so easy to feed with water.
Date published: 2020-02-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice in a pinch. My mare liked it dry. I have not tried it wet yet. Good to have in a pinch for extra food. But too expensive to use more often.
Date published: 2020-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HYDRATION HAY!!! I can't say enough about this hay. Very beneficial for any rehydration of you horse, gets water into your horse quickly to help with colic, diarrhea, hot days, cold weather non drinkers. You can use a whole brick or just partial added to the feed.
Date published: 2019-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hydration Hay My mare had 4 teeth removed and can no longer masticate hay. Pellets do not keep her busy or happy. The Hydrating Hay is just perfect and convenient to feed. She is a TB and picky eater and she loves this. She likes it soupy.
Date published: 2019-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Convenient! I love the hydration hay. Not only for my horses but for my sheep and they all love it! It is convenient and well worth the cost.
Date published: 2019-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this stuff! I originally bought it for a sick horse who wasn't drinking enough, but I've ended up using it almost daily for other things. I crumble up about a sixth of a block and feed it dry to each horse before I ride. Soaks up acid in their stomach! Also great to provide wet when trailering - great way to keep them hydrated on the road.
Date published: 2019-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT FOR SENIORS My 33 year old Mustang mare can not eat regular hay. She also will not eat hydration hay wet. I sit and scrub down each block so there are no clumps and she dives in. If you have a horse that won't eat the hay wet, break the block down for them so they can eat it that way.
Date published: 2019-09-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed I had high hopes that i could give this to my horse at shows when it is very hot and he isn’t drinking much. However, he won’t eat it!! He sniffed it and dipped his tongue, and won’t touch it. Bummer.
Date published: 2019-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hydration hay I am very pleased with the product. It's so convenient to have it delivered to my barn. My horses love it! When Smart Pak ads a variety of feed to their selection, I won't need to go to the feed store!
Date published: 2019-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! I have this on hand for times my horse has to be in due to bad weather or for sudden weather changes when he might be less likely to adjust his water intake. I recently used it to introduce hay slowly after an impaction colic. He didn't want to drink but would slurp this up, which helped keep him hydrated until his normal thirst kicked in.
Date published: 2019-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Love! Originally bought this for my horse as a treat during the winter. He stays in pretty consistent work all year round and I bought this to ensure he stayed hydrated properly throughout winter and this does just what I needed it to! I do feed this to him year round as he loves it and it keeps him hydrated during those hot summer days! I just throw it in a bucket of water and let it soak while i tack up and then flip the block before i get on. By the time I get off, it has soaked up all the water and it ready to give him after he is cooled down. I like to add a little more before I put it in his bucket as my horse just likes it really soupy, but it is really just personal preference. Although i originally purchased this for my own horse, we have a few older horses as well as an OTTB who was just recently brought off the track that we started feeding this to them for lunch. They all really like it and it helps keep them hydrated as well as it being easy to munch on as it is soaked in water and turns into a soupy mush. I really like it for our OTTB to help put a little weight on him. Every horse I have presented this to has absolutely loved it and licks the bucket clean! If you have a picky eater, hard keeper, older horse, or really any horse, this product is a go to! Really great for hydration, easy for them to eat, and a very nutritious snack!
Date published: 2018-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Senior Horse My 28 year gelding has lost a few teeth and he loves this product!
Date published: 2018-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hydration hay Love this for my older senior horse! Great for loose teeth. Still get the fiber!
Date published: 2018-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have for my horse that can no longer eat regular hay. This provides long stem fiber whereas soaked pellets do not. Product ready to go in 10 minutes, very convenient.
Date published: 2018-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent for my very old horse! Hydration hay helped my 34 year old horse gain weight and be healthy again! He has trouble chewing regular hay, and hay cubes didn't agree with him. I'm very happy my vet recommended this because it has helped him put on a ton of weight and he is feeling so much better!
Date published: 2018-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Review I was interested in trying this and I was happy when the lease horse
Date published: 2018-03-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Suprised that they ate it! The horse I was going to transport is pretty picky and I wanted to make sure he stayed hydrated going across 3 states. I gave this in warm water and he liked it. Once it was cold I added a little apple juice to see if he would eat more and he did. I will keep these on hand for camping too!
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A life saver Have old and retired horses, three with significant colic history. In this off and on horrible cold winter, none of them will drink adequately. They love this stuff when it is soaked in hot water and happily slurp it down. I add more water till it is almost hay soup. Have used other compressed hays, and this one is by far the best.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT PRODUCT !!! We have a pony that is approximately 35 years old - she has very few teeth left. She has no problem eating her sweet feed, but cannot chew hay or even grass. She can "crop" grass but when she gets a mouth full, she has to spit it out because she cannot chew it. Purina's Hydration Hay solved our "roughage/forage" problem. THANK YOU PURINA for saving our pony !!!!!
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Horses Love This Product My horses love this stuff. Can't find it in my area so was very happy when I saw that Smart Pak carried it. Great for those ice cold days we sometimes get. I put this in a bucket with warm water and let it sit. Stir it up and give to my horses. This way I know they are getting some food and water on an icy day. They love it.
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hydrating made easy To get extra hydration, I love this in winter to prevent colic from dehydration. Horses don't drink as much in cold weather and this gets that extra water in
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for summer show season! Love this product and so does my horse. My horse is not a big eater at horse shows,which is concerning considering the stress of competition and the heat of summer. He would usually lose weight during the weekend competition, even with soaked alfalfa, ulcer medication and probiotics. With recommendations from my vet, we tried Hydration Hay. He gobbles up his hydration hay! Since I've started adding hydration to our routine at horse shows, he did not lose weight and seemed calmer. Hydration hay has given me piece of mind that my horse is getting fluids and is eating during the heat of the competition season. I don't go to horse shows without it!
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful! Great product. Need more than 50 characters to tell
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very convenient I have had to give my picky equine medicine for a short time. I just put it in some hydration hay with enough water to make a damp mash and she takes it without any trouble
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple to use Excellent for the elder horse who might be missing teeth. Soaking it in cold water right from a stock tank works. It "fluffs" up in minutes. I've used it on 3 senior horses and they love it from soupy to a drier mash. Great for hauling to rides or shows to keep your horse on hay you know it will eat. Our negative issue is no one carries it in stock for hundreds of miles. Shipping charges make it outlandishly expensive. As in $8 a FLAKE! I wish it were marketed harder so more people would use it and feed stores would want to carry it.
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product for summer or older horse The bricks are easy to split in half if you want a smaller portion. The horses really seem to think that it is as good as ice cream. It works really well to get extra water into them or to add weight for those that are not good eaters.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good stuff! Great for travelling, emergency food back-up, and for getting finicky horses to consume more water. Love this stuff.
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A traveling must! This is the best product to get horses to intake water on the road. My horses never drink when traveling and it causes me worry. By replacing their regular hay with this it helps get them some hydration without having to get them to actually drink. I put it in an average small feed bucket and then sit the bucket in the feeders in my trailer and they have it during travel. Takes a lot of stress off of me knowing they are getting some water. And yes, they all have liked the taste of it!
Date published: 2017-06-23
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