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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'!).

Double L's Better Bucket is an ergonomic feeder that is excellent for horses, cattle, and other livestock. The Better Bucket's angular design better accommodates the animal's facial structure, allowing a more natural eating manner for your animal. Due to the Better Buckets tapered sides, the feed funnels toward the back of the bucket making feed and grain more accessible and reduces animal behavioral problems. Its flat-back provides stability against a wall or fence. The Better Bucket also fits in a corner or on a flat wall with either a traditional wall bracket or snap hook to hang your better bucket.

The Better Bucket is made of durable, impact resistant, high-density polyethylene with smooth, finished edges and a heavy duty handle.

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    The Better Bucket is rated 3.9512 out of 5 by 82.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent bucket This is truly a wonderful bucket. My horses are now able to put their full head in the bucket and not worry about getting caught on the rim or handle. They can easily reach and clean up feed from the bottom. Overall, they look much more comfortable eating out of these buckets and it really allows their throat to remain open while eating instead of appearing crammed in a regular or flat back bucket.
    Date published: 2014-04-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I had the first break after 48 hrs and SmartPak it so far the replacement is doing well. It's now beenin use for 2 weeks, the first bucket may have been flawed. I still reserve right to make a final opinion at a later date.
    Date published: 2014-03-25
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from The flat back broke before in use for 48 hours! Bought 3, put 1 in use right away, before 48 hours was up there was a 4" crack in the fkat back of the bucket. I like the shape, but the material is severely lacking. The last feed bucket this one horse had kasted 8 years.
    Date published: 2014-03-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great bucket I have 7 of these buckets and my horses and I love them. I haven't had a problem with them and have used them for over 2 years.
    Date published: 2014-02-13
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do Not Purchase I have 6 of the smaller "Better Buckets" and the crack down the back. I bought this larger one for my Clyde/Friesian mare thinking she would not crack this because it is so large and it would fit her head better. Wrong. It is cracked all the way down the back to the bottom of the bucket. At this moment 5 of the 6 buckets are cracked and one is in the trash (this is the replacement). I would like to say it is one particular horse that is tough on stuff but there are 6 horses. The buckets are now held together with duct tape. I it a better bucket DESIGN but not a better usable bucket.
    Date published: 2014-02-07
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not good for animal use! I did an earlier review on this bucket when I bought the first one as it held up well for over a year and then started cracking around the handle so I replaced it. The second one didn't last a year but more like a few months. The bottom cracked and fell out. My mare was not happy and I wasn't either. The bottom split and about three pieces fell out of the bottom. I like the design of the bucket as my horse seems to eat with her head in the bucket instead of flying grain all over but it didn't hold up and I went back to my ol' favorite flatbacked rubber buckets that hold up for years.
    Date published: 2014-01-21
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too big! The bucket itself was fine, but like other reviewers, it is just too big. Their is a medium sized bucket available, but Smartpak doesn't sell it. It is much better suited for the average sized horse. My horse is 16 hands, this bucket was enormous. If you want a big bucket, it would be a good one though. 
    Date published: 2013-12-23
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from brittle plastic My guy went through 2 of these buckets, then I gave up and bought a rubber bucket.
    Date published: 2013-12-09
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