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Pre-Vent® Feeder

Pre-Vent Feeders
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Why We Love This 

The Pre-Vent® Feeder is the first and only horse feeder designed to imitate a horse’s natural grazing behavior and address poor feeding behaviors such as aggressive eating. The feeder’s patent pending wide base and angled compartments are designed to force a horse to use his tongue and lips to retrieve small amounts of feed, requiring him to concentrate and keep his head down while feeding.

Favorite Features

  • Pre-Vent Feeders promote better health by slowing a horse’s feeding and focusing his attention on eating, much as he would during natural grazing.  In a Texas A&M study, horses spent an average of 31 minutes eating from a High Capacity Pre-Vent Feeder, compared to about 19 minutes from a hanging bucket or rubber tub feeder.
  • Pre-Vent Feeders quickly pay for themselves in reduced feed costs.  The Texas A&M study showed that horses wasted an average of 10 percent of feed when eating from the hanging bucket, 7 percent when eating from a rubber tub feeder, and only 3.2 percent when eating from a Pre-Vent Feeder.
  • The innovative feeders can help reduce the risk of choke, providing peace of mind to horse owners. It can also be beneficial to horses with special conditions that require slower feeding, including recovering from surgery.
  • All Pre-Vent Feeders are Made in the U.S.A. with top quality materials and are backed by a five-year limited warranty.

Sizing It Up

Available in Standard size. At just over 12 inches high and 20 inches across, and weighing less than 4 pounds, it is the perfect fit for barns, stalls, and traveling with horses.

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    Pre-Vent® Feeder is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 10.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product! User error is no excuse to say this feeder doesnt work. The Pre-Vent Feeder must be secured to work effectively. After using it on several breeds, I realized it really is a feeding system rather than "just a bucket". Occasionally there is a little bit of feed left in cups? Perhaps, I'm feeding too much or my horses teeth need to be checked? Wow, I've never seen my horse eat so slow on grain!!! Pre-vent Feeders are awesome!!
    Date published: 2015-04-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice product to keep my gelding busy! Puchased this product about a month ago. Had an issue with my gelding where he couldn't have hay for the next 30 days. (Undiagnosed right dorsal colitis) and he was eating his complete feed to quicky and needed a product to help slow his eating down. This is a good product! Did the trick! Only downfall is the hardware wasn't included to secure it so he wouldn't dump it out, but was able to rig it up at home. Durable design to withstand the last month of him trying to destroy it!:) Yes, I would recommend this product.
    Date published: 2015-03-03
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Buy the hanging device Yes it has definitely slowed my horse down at meals but a few things annoyed me.1- There is no drainage if it rains I have to unhook it all.2- If you soak your feed then food stays pressed into the smaller cups and I have to go in a pick out his feed so not to waste it. Or I don't use as much water to soak.3- Buy the attachment for hanging bucket - I did not buy by the hanging device attachment and I'm using heavy duty rubber bungee chords and for the first few weeks he figured a way to twist the bucket upside down to get his food out, or he bangs it continuously to bounce the food out of the cups.Although pricey (I think the hanging mechanism should be included) it has held up to the biting and beating of a frustrated hungry horse so far (one month) and overall it beats the price of a vet bill for choke.Great for the smart horse who picks out river rocks from a bucket!
    Date published: 2015-02-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Horse is dropping much less feed. My horse is a busy-body. Whenever he eats, he grabs a huge mouthful of feed and swings his head around while chewing, dropping half his grain on the ground. After making sure his teeth were fine, I decided to try this product to keep him from picking up such large mouthfuls of grain. Now, he must concentrate on getting the food out of the bucket, and he only loses a small amount of grain each feeding!
    Date published: 2014-10-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a lifesaver! My OTTB is a hard keeper, and one of her bad habits is to play with her food! She uses her nose to push her food out of a regular bucket (rather violently, I might add!). The Pre-Vent feeder makes her slow down and actually eat her food by using her lips and tongue to get each bit out of the wells. It WORKS and it's WORTH IT. Hanging it up wasn't too difficult, and the quality is very good!Stop wondering why you're wasting money on supplements that end up on the ground, and just BUY THIS FEEDER. You won't be disappointed!
    Date published: 2014-08-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from No More Choking and Slowing Him Down My older gelding was eating his food so quickly that he wasn't chewing it enough and he ended up choking. The next morning, I started on my research for a solution to avoid further choking and found the Pre-Vent website. Since I've had a good and longstanding relationship with SmartPak (and a coupon!), I decided to look on the website and was very happy to find it here. I've had this product about a month now and it seems to be really working. It definitely slows him down and is also wasting less food. I'm glad SmartPak sells this product! I just wish that you would offer the installation kits with the product. I had to go back to the Pre-Vents website to order that.
    Date published: 2014-08-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent feeder to help slow down a fast eater! Love these feeders! The horses take their time eating and there is almost NO WASTED grain!!! What an awesome $$$$ benefit.
    Date published: 2014-08-11
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn't work as advertised My horse is a messy eater; however, unlike other reviewers I didn't find this product helped. My horse still brought his head out of the feeder and spilt food. My horse only get a bit of grain and he ended up leaving most of the grain in the small wells in the bottom. I think he couldn't get the necessary purchase to get the food out, as the bucket moves very easily when put on the floor. There are holes at the rim of the bucket, and it may need to the attached in a corner; however, there are no instructions informing the purchaser on the optimal way to use the product.
    Date published: 2014-08-10
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