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The Better Bucket

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As riders and online shoppers, we know it can be tough to buy a new bridle or pair of boots without trying them on. That's why we moved the fitting room to your living room (or barn)! From breeches to blankets, if you or your horse can try it on, you can return it, free! Just use the pre-paid return label included in your order within 60 days from the purchase date. And of course, please make sure the item is in like-new condition with original packaging (we said 'fitting room', not 'war room'!).

Why We Love This

Double L's Better Bucket is an ergonomic feeder that is excellent for horses, cattle, and other livestock. The bucket's tapered sides cause the feed to funnel toward the back of the bucket, making feed and grain more accessible and reduces animal behavioral problems. The Better Bucket fits in a corner or on a flat wall and can be hung with either a traditional wall bracket or snap hook. The Better Bucket is built to last with a durable, impact resistant, high-density polyethylene with smooth, finished edges, and a heavy-duty handle.

Favorite Features

  • Angular design accommodates the animal's facial structure
  • Flat back provides stability against a wall or fence
  • Fits in a corner or a traditional wall

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The Better Bucket is rated 4.0859375 out of 5 by 128.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seems to have helped my OTTB calm down Since he broke his last bucket and continued to thrash he food around, this product seemed worth a go. So, so good! It seems to have helped calm him down at meal time and reduced a lot of the thrashing of the bucket. He still gets excited and tries to toss the bucket, but only once or twice and the food stays in! After that, the design allows him to easily get his small/short head to the feed with ease.
Date published: 2016-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Huge bucket! I had bought the 10 qt size of this bucket at a feed store, and was so glad to see that smartpak had the larger one. It really is a big bucket, perfect for my horse's hay pellets. I have the barn help supplement their oat hay with grass pellets, it should fit 4-5 lbs of pellets, even after adding water, no problem! I haven't been using this long, but it seems to have similar hardware to a normal 5 gallon bucket, so I expect it to last for a while.
Date published: 2016-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome feed bucket Bucket design makes it easy for horse to get all their feed and supplements
Date published: 2016-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Huge and wonderfully designed! I bought this a month ago and my horse is MUCH happier eating his daily wetted pellets and supplements out of it. It has a properly designed opening that is ergonomically correct for a horse's head. Perfect for hanging in a stall and letting your horse gobble with gusto! REALLY good product for an amazingly reasonable price!
Date published: 2016-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My horse loves it! I bought the original version of this bucket when it first came out and my horse immediately stopped struggling as much to get the very last crumb. With the regular buckets, he'd struggle to get all of his food without having to toss the bucket around, making all kinds of noise and also cracking a few buckets in the process. He seems much less frustrated and can easily get all of his food using the Better Bucket. He finally managed to crack the first one when he tried to use it as a scratching post (seriously?!). The new one is a little bigger than the first and seems like stronger material. I highly recommend it to any horse owner!
Date published: 2016-08-26
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