April Giveaway from The Hay Pillow

It’s giveaway time again! That’s right–we’ll be doing giveaways from The Hay Pillow, Inc. every other month this year! Read below to see what and how you can win.

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This giveaway will be for one standard Hay Pillow® or one Hanging Hay Pillow®–your choice–each a $69.99 value.

The Standard® and Mini Hay Pillow® Original and Version II are the only slow feed hay bags designed for use on the ground; allowing your horse to eat in a natural grazing position and encourage movement! The best choice for voracious eaters; when used on the ground it is not attached to anything so they can’t tug or pull on it. Mini Hay Pillow is designed specifically for miniature horses and ponies.

Hanging Hay Pillow ® and Hanging Hay Pillow II ® are also available for those who prefer to hang a bag. It is appropriate for any size horse or pony. Great for horse trailers and stalls!

To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment below telling why you’d like to have a Hay Pillow® for your horse.  The deadline to enter is this Friday, April 21st.  A random drawing from the comments will determine the winner. One comment per person please, and if you’ve already been fortunate enough to win a Hay Pillow from a previous giveaway on this blog, please allow someone else to win this time. Thanks and good luck!

***Contest is open U.S. residents only***

 

 

Casie

Hi! My name is Casie Bazay. I'm a mom, a freelance writer, and a certified equine acupressure practitioner.

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85 Responses

  1. Kristen Schmid says:

    We attend lots of rodeos. this would be fantastic to hang on the side of the trailer to keep the horses occupied!

  2. Ange says:

    Hoping for a HAY PILLOW to help prevent HAY BELLY from returning. My girl looks great!

  3. Susan Harris says:

    Scarlet is a piggy, piggy girl…. got to slow, slow her down!

  4. Ashley says:

    This would be a great feeding option for my boys!

  5. Nora Suppers says:

    I adopted two miniatures colts last summer and enjoy seeing them grow healthy and happy with good care and lots of love. I would love to have a mini hay pillow for them to eat safely on the ground in their walkouts which provides them with unlimited forage and constant exercise. I purchased a corner hay feeder for my full sized horse’s ( horses kept at home ) stall a couple years ago and it was the best decision I could have made for my easy keeper and active horse who formerly loved to toss hay on the ground and trample it beneath his feet. Happy, healthy horses make for happy horse Moms.

  6. Jan Grippo says:

    I would love to try this with my chubby mare. This pillow could be the ticket for her, allowing her to slow down!!

  7. Deb says:

    Would live to try the hay pillow! Currently using hanging nibble nets!

  8. joseph citron says:

    Hay, it’s Hay time I started using one of these products, to give my horses more exercise by placing it out in the pasture away from their water. What a great concept!

  9. Lisa says:

    Would live a Hay Pillow for my mini! He eats so fast! And never stops eating… I need to manage his weight, but he is prone to ulcers, so keeping a little food in his belly keeps him happy.

  10. Judith says:

    I’ve used and tried several slow feeding hay nets, but they don’t really do the job well, these hay pillows look like they will and I would love to try them!!

  11. Diane Randle says:

    Would really think this HAY PILLOW would help out greatly with the amount of good hay that’s wasted. Looks like a great answer to this problem!

  12. Jane Marchant says:

    I would love to have a hay pillow so that my mares can eat in a natural head and neck position and with that improve their overall health.

  13. Marie says:

    I have an OTTB that would really benefit from a hay pillow.

  14. Kathy says:

    What I like about this design is the solid back so the hay doesn’t get muddy or lay in snow.

  15. Dorothy McCay says:

    My gelding has torn up numerous poly nets which I’ve tried to tie back together with baling string. He’s so hard on them so I’m looking for something that can stand up to his teeth !!

  16. Jinx says:

    My mustang, Tempe, eats EVERYTHING right away. Guess he learned to eat what and when you can in the dry Nevada desert growing up! So, I’m open to trying anything to get him slowed down here in lush Virginia, whether it’s out in our green pasture or in his paddock and stall. The bags on the ground sound neat!

  17. Gail Robbins says:

    My horse, Shiloh prefers to eat from the ground, so the Hay Pillow would be perfect for him!

  18. REBECCA M DEMMONS says:

    I would love to try the Hay Pillow, I use hay nets right now because my 5 year old Morgan gelding wastes to much hay, but I am concerned that it is not good for him to eat from a hanging net instead of on the ground as God intended!!!!

  19. Susannah says:

    I have a 16-year-old easy keeper and a 31-year-old who are out 24/7 with access to forage at all times. Healthy digestion is top priority for me for my horses. I would love a Hay Pillow so my “curvy” 16-year-old mare can keep her system running on forage without gorging herself on hay through the big holes of a standard hay net.

  20. Jill York says:

    This would really help our Arabian!

  21. Heather Alexson says:

    This would be fantastic! We just adoptedtwo mini horses from a rescue and our SMHN are even too big for their tiny feet. Other mini horse people suggested a hay pillow. Would love the opportunity to try before we by a few. Great giveaway, thanks!

  22. noelle reinke says:

    I love the idea of the hay pillow, my horses use regular slow feed nets now and destroy them so fast. I also like that you can put these on the ground and allow more natural eating position for them. I would love to give one a try.

  23. Virginia says:

    I am incorporating the Pasture Management concept and this hay pillow will be one of the many stops along his foraging path.

  24. Sabine Wieland says:

    I would love to try this with one of my boarders who tosses his hay all over his stall and wastes a lot. I like the eating of the ground option since hanging hay bags can cause quite some issues for horses.

  25. Jeannine Hinderman says:

    Would love a Hay Pillow for my overeater. He attacks his food in a hay net or the grass on the ground. A very aggressive eater that could learn to slow down.

  26. David Quijano says:

    In between Field Trial stakes and stake braces we like to keep our guys occupied as well as sustaining their energy level for a full day of riding and scouting our German Shorthairs when in competition. Good hay bags are a must for the outside of our horse trailer. Would very much appreciate the opportunity to show case your product at events across the country.

  27. Niki GA says:

    Our herd would love to try Nibble Nets!

  28. Janet Gerl says:

    Hoping to win a Hay Pillow. They look nice and soft, unlike the ones I currently have. I prefer the thin mesh over the thick webbing that I currently have. Would love to try a Hay Pillow!!

  29. John says:

    I would very much like to try a hay pillow since our barn has a policy of no hay being fed in the turnout paddocks. The hay pillow would allow me to feed hay outside while working my horse and it would keep the paddocks clean from unused hay. It may even change the barn owner’s mind regarding the policy and we may purchase more of them……

  30. Yara says:

    I would love a hay pillow for my two donkeys. They are masters at wasting hay. When fed in a plastic bin they throw it out and poop on it. I’m always buying new hay nets because they ruin them. I don’t like feeding them in regular nets anyway because they bend their necks sideways to get the hay out. I would love to let them eat off the ground like they are supposed to.

  31. Judy White says:

    I would love to use the Hay Pillow. We currently use hay bags and put them in their feeder. We wrap the string around the panel. Our horses frequently toss them around and the net ends up hanging on the other side of the panel – unreachable. They would love to have one they could move around.

  32. Amy Cross says:

    This would be perfect for feeding when we are out riding. They can get a snack but not too much at once!

  33. Diane Medley says:

    Our 8 horses provide therapeutic riding for special needs children, and are on free choice hay to keep them as mentally happy as possible. However, a couple of them love to inhale everything in sight and we really need to slow them down! We like to keep the hay at ground level so the hay pillows would be perfect.

  34. Jaye Laughlin says:

    I have 2 mini donks, both EMS. Even using 1″ hole hay nets, they still eat their small allotment of hay very quickly (they have their PhD’s in small hole hay nets!). I think having the hay pillows, un-attached to a wall, would really help slow down their hay consumption.

  35. Lyndenn Knodel says:

    I would love to have a hay pillow for my mare, who is pregnant. It will slow her down and keep her more comfortable until baby comes!

  36. Karen says:

    My Savannah is one of those voracious eaters. I use haynets that hang from the sides of the stall or fence posts which become twisted up because of her tugging. I would love to have a Hay Pillow for her for more ease of eating hay!

  37. Susan says:

    My hanging hay net scratches my trailer, I don’t think this one would!

  38. Suzanne Britton says:

    Love the safety of the design!!! I have 3 horses and would definitely use in there stalls!!! They have to be watched with regular hay nets because they are not the safest!!! I think this would benefit everyone at barn I board at

  39. Noelle Dever says:

    I would love to win a Hay Pillow for my young ulcer prone OTTB mare who is finally regaining her appetite and putting on some healthy weight. Encouraging her to eat slowly and throughout the day would be a great way to follow up the ulcer treatment.

  40. Sandy Carr says:

    My horse Andy was diagnosed with Cushing’s disease on March 20th. His vet recommends a slow feeder AND one that can be used on the ground in the normal grazing position. The Hay Pillow sounds perfect and it would really help to win one as I have high vet and medication bills for my guy. Thank you for the opportunity to win one of your products!

  41. I would love to try a ground based slow feeder!

  42. Carol says:

    I would love a hay pillow so my horse will not waste so much hay!

  43. Tammy says:

    I’m currently using slow nets for my 6 rescue horses but would love to try a hay pillow!!!

  44. Suzanne Sciancalepore says:

    My Lilly is a 18hh Holsteiner who gobbles her hay. She can really benefit from the hay pillow. Thank you.

  45. Katie Jenkins says:

    I’d love to try the pillow for my big boy to move him away from his hanging nets.

  46. Karen Jones says:

    Sarah, my IR girl would love a Hay Pillow instead of the small hole nets I have been using while she is restricted to the barn paddock while her friends are out grazing!…:-(

  47. I run Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue; New England’s only non profit 501 c 3 donkey and mule rescue. We use slow feeders for the animals in the rescue and sure could use more of em! Thank you for your consideration.

  48. Holly McKay says:

    I would love to win one of these to help prevent my mare from getting ulcers. I’m using a regular hay net, and I would love to have one of these to slow her down.

  49. Lauren Michaloski says:

    I would love to try the ground based hay pillow! the hanging slow feeders work great but it’d be much better to have my gelding grazing in the natural position

  50. Brenda Moulder says:

    I would love to try a hay pillow! I love having my horses out on pasture but that is not always the best thing for them all the time, with a hay pillow they could be out in a larger lot and have room to move around and not waste a bunch of hay walking all over it.

  51. Annette Hepler says:

    My mare is a very fast eater…she finishes ahead of everyone else and then paws and bangs her feeder. This idea of a pillow to slow her down is one I’d love to try. More hay isn’t what I want to do as she is heavy now. Peace at the barn with everyone munching would be so nice.

  52. I think this would really benefit my mare to help slow her consumption and keep her hay off the dusty floor, while still allowing her to eat in a natural way.

  53. Kathy Baker says:

    Love the concept and use many versions of slow feeders including roundbale ones. Would love to try the on the ground hay pillow.

  54. Lisa says:

    I have been using a variety of hay nets since 2010 for my airfern Arab who needed to lose weight and who also cribbed when he was bored and/or hungry. The nets solved most of the problems most of the time but now I am finding I need to feed him on the floor to keep his airway more clear and also to alleviate neck and back issues. We would love to try a Hay Pillow! 🙂

  55. Jennifer Smith says:

    I would love a hay pillow. My mare has hindgut acidosis and currently uses 2×2 hay nets. Within a few weekends the 2×2 holes are 8×8 and she is in up to her eyeballs in the net grabbing huge mouthfuls of hay which in turn hurts her gut and makes her cranky. Her mom would be quite appreciative to get a hay pillow for her favorite redhead.

  56. Dawn Onesty says:

    I love the Hay Pillow! My horse lives in the pasture, as opposed to a stall. He loves to play with things and having a Hay Pillow will accomplish slowing him down when he is eating and amuse him! Great idea for a slow feeder!!!!

  57. Shawn says:

    I have a TB that has to have his mouth going all the time, as it calms him in stressful situations. I think this would be beneficial for him

  58. Michele says:

    Our horses are rescued OTTBs that have a history of ulcer prone bellies which makes them more anxious if they stand around on a round bale. Until our pastures are all grown in hay bags would make life extra great to keep them moving round and constantly eating !

  59. Nan says:

    A hay pillow would be an awesome addition to the Neddies here at my place 🙂 A great idea to help slow down my ponies eating to keep them in healthy shape.

  60. Christine says:

    The Hay Pillow would be a blessing for my mare who struggles with reactive airways and needs to cut down on dust in her environment. She also eats super fast, so the Hay Pillow would be great to slow her down!

  61. We have a Natural boarding facility​. The hay pillow is the only slow feed device we haven’t tried!

  62. Candice says:

    I think our pony would benefit from this and would be useful as we agist a paddock out of town

  63. Sammi Colley says:

    Eileen & I were just talking about these the other day. I was wanting to find a nice natural way to give Lakota a hay bag, without having to hang it, and she recommended this! However, with graduation and college coming up I honestly don’t have the money for the extra expense. I would love to have one for Kota!

  64. Donna says:

    I would love to have a hay pillow! I rehab special needs horses (most are rescues) and it is important that they have slow feed hay nets. I have not been able to afford one, but I know that hay pillows are highly recommended.

  65. SF says:

    I would really like to win one of these Hay Pillows for my 30 year old mare whom has cushing’s. This would provide her with the right amount of hay, and it would keep her from eating to fast.

  66. Jenn says:

    I would love to win a hay pillow to donate to Nature Heals (nature-heals.org) for the horses they use in their therapy programs!

  67. Susan butske says:

    I have a large horse who i a very slow eater . I could leave him with the Hay Bag and not worry about him strewing hay all over. It would be economical for me.

  68. Roxanne zook says:

    I would love to win one because my hubby uses haynets every day for his thoroughbreds. And they are very tough on their haynets . Would like see if these will last longer!

  69. Nancy says:

    This sure would make their hay last longer and give them something to do thruout the day and night.

  70. Claudia k Alexander says:

    I have tried many slow feeder bags in the past but not this one yet. Feeding on the ground is the most natural position for horse and promotes balance in teeth and hooves. After all that is how they were made! The hay pillow not being stationary is intriguing; encouraging some movement more closely resembles grazing.

  71. Michelle says:

    My boy is a voracious eater he would absolutely love the pillow

  72. Kristel says:

    I would love a hay pillow for my mini horse that accompanies my rodeo horse on our travels around the country! “Mini Gray” was a rescue pony I got out of a Texas kill pen, so she hasn’t quite figured out the concept of free choice hay yet!

  73. Jen S says:

    Because my pony needs to SLOW down her eating!!

  74. The Hay Pillow looks like a great product so I’d like to win one and try it out!!

  75. Bianca Lobsinger says:

    Would love a hay pillow to help my senior horse​ eat in a natural way without him wasting alot of hay.

  76. I would love a hay pillow to help my horses to slow down and for less wastage.

  77. Beth Baily says:

    Love the concept of feeding on the ground without worry of my horses eating dirt or sand.

  78. Amanda Hicks says:

    I love the hanging hay pillow… this would be amazing since I have 3 horses 2 are rescues. I love the design and it looks to be very beneficial. Fingers crossed

  79. Karen Leber says:

    12 Reasons I Believe A HAY PILLOW Is A MUST HAVE !!!

    1. The Hay Pillow Keeps Horses From Eating Too Fast And Becoming Bored.

    Did You Know That If A Horse Does Not Graze Throughout The Day, The Acid Accumulates In The Stomach, And Can Start To Irritate The Stomach Lining, Especially The Non-glandular Portion? This Is Known As “Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome Or Disease”.

    2. It Keeps Their Neck Muscles Relaxed/ Un Tense While Eating, And Their Esophagus In A Natural Grazing / Swallowing Position.

    3. When Used On The Ground It Can Also Help Promote Relaxation In A Nervous Horse Because The Head Position Is Not Up In The Flight Or Flight Position Associated With The Autonomic Nervous System Response.

    4. Hay Pillows Are Safer For Not Getting Tangled Up In.

    5. More Than One Hay Pillow Can Encourage Exercise As The Horse Or Horses Can Travel From One End Of The Paddock To Another To Get To Another Hay Pillow Placed In A Strategic Location.

    6. The Hay Pillow Keeps The Hay Off The Ground So The Horse Ingests Less Dirt, And Inhales Less Dust.

    7. Because It Elevates The Hay Off The Ground, It Also Aids In Less Ingesting Of Parasites And Bacteria Of All Kinds.

    8. Hay Pillows Slow Feed Netting Helps Gluttonous Eaters To Eat Less, A Plus To Possibly Inhibit Cushing’s Disease.

    9. The Hay Pillow Slow Feeding Net May Help Alleviate Digestive Stress Due To Devouring Too Much Food At Once, A Potential Food Impaction / Colic Trigger.

    10. Controlled Eating.The More Hay Pillows The Less Hay Bellies!

    11. Hay Pillow Retains The Hay From Blowing Away! That Saves On Clean Up OR Waste And $$$ Cashola!

    12. And LASTLY,,,, They Are Just Plain CUTE!

    Whew! After All That Typing, Hope To Win My FIRST Hay Pillow!

  80. Tracey bertram says:

    I would love to have one of these. My gelding is a pig. We do competition obstacle trail courses and he has to be stalled. I use a haybag but I prefer them to be natural in thier eating. But he walks all in his hay . This would be amazing to have.

  81. Frances says:

    My fat girl needs to slow down on the hay!!!

  82. dina henry says:

    My horses waste a lot of hay , this may be a great solution

  83. Kathy Goggin says:

    HI, I am part of a team with Baron’s Venture , a 501c3, which is establishing an equine therapy and learning center. One major focus will be working with veterans with stress disorders, including PTSD. Also will work with kids from urban areas who have little to no access to nature for learning and development. We use natural horse principles, have a herd of 4, and would LOVE to have a hay pillow!

  84. Casie says:

    Congrats to Bianca Lobsinger for winning the April giveaway! I hope everyone will enter the one in June as well. 🙂

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