Below are some comments from users of the Big Bale Buddy. At the bottom of the page are some comments from users of the new Slow Bale Buddy. We would love to hear your thoughts on either of these innovative products- please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
I just wanted to tell you how much I STILL LOVE our bale buddy. So many benefits of this product, but here are some of my favorite benefits:
**On sunny warmer days (and after the bales have been munched on for several days lightening the bale) I can easily move the bale out of the barnyard so my guys aren’t pigging out all day on hay
**Durable – this is our second year and the bale buddy is still holding up to winter weather.
** Compact and tight so it easily fits under my barn overhang
Mid-Atlantic Region - Feeding two handsome geldings
I was just wondering if it was possible to get new elastic for my 8 year old Xlarge bail buddy. I did just order a new one but was hoping to us this old one as a spare. Great product and would recommend it to anyone. Russell Payne
Using our bale buddy for the first time. It was easier than expected to put on and there is not nearly as much hay loss as with a metal feeder and our horses didn't have any trouble adjusting to it. I am SOLD!
I just got my Big Bale Buddy and already I can see it was worth it. Very little waste at all !!! Once on the bale I put the bale on a heavy duty pallet in my barnyard to keep it from sitting in water/urine, etc. I LOVE IT and will be recommending it to all my horsey friends. Thank you, Heather & 4-legged friends (Buster, Amigo, and Mouse)
I thought I'd share with you the link to my blog where I'm in the middle of reviewing your product. I LOVE IT! I'm on day 6 of feeding a 700lb round bale and there's hardly any waste, the bale has enough shape that I was able to relocate it not to mention, there's edible hay left after 6 days and 5 horses! Last year I would end up having to put out another bale by day 7 and I was only feeding 3 horses at the time. This product will pay for itself in 5-6 feedings.
You guys Rock! Thank you.
======================== Dutch Hollow Acres Lindsay Klik LaBella Avon, NY 585-991-6706 http://www.DutchHollowAcres.com http://www.AlpacaBytes.com Lindsay@lklik.com ======================== We love our Bale Buddy. I was very skeptical at first, but it really is wonderful. It is safe (even when our pony climbs in when the hay is almost gone), and the hay savings is huge. You really have a great product! Lori Heins, Rochester, MN
Last year, we fed 1 bale every 10 days (two horses). We expected to have to feed twice as often as last year, having twice as many mouths to feed (1 bale every 5 days). To our surprise, our first round bale lasted 7 DAYS! We are both so very happy to have stretched the feeding by 2 days. This product is such a wonderful idea for such a great price.
Thank you Big Bale Buddy for saving my family money and worry!
The Bahnmiller Family, Onsted, Michigan
We purchased our Big Bale Buddy several months ago. we are feeding 8 American Paint Horses of various ages and all genders. When we first tried to get it on a bale it was a little hard and we had to trim off some of the bale. On our second bale. the Buddy had loosened up and we had no problems getting it on without trimming any. Our horses have had no problem getting adjusted to it and we have had only a handful of hay on the ground. I have suggested it to other horse owners and hopefully they will purchase theirs very soon. What a cost saver. Buddy is worth every penny and had already paid for itself in hay savings.
" We are seeing a hay savings of 25% since we started using Big Bale Buddy.It is effective , durable, inexpensive and easy to use, also completely safe for our horses, everybody should have one!"
Joanne and Marty White, J&M farms, L'amble Ontario
I have used the same Big Bale Buddy (1 Bale Buddy for 3 horses) for the last
Thank you very much Jenise, I am very pleased with my big bale buddies so
far. The first 2 buddies where used in 1) a paddock where our 2
broodmares and their 5 month old foals are with a run in. The mares and
foals adjusted to the buddy very well and I am on my third round bale
with them. It collapses just as you said it would and then I just dump
the last bit onto the ground for them to clean up. No tears or any thing
like that. The second buddy went into a daily turnout paddock where our
horses in training are turned out 1 - 2 or 4 at a time. We also put a
round bale in each of the other daily turnout paddocks and removed the
strings as we always have done in the past. We rotated the horses into
the buddy paddock in varying numbers. These are all active thoroughbred
3 day event horses with shoes and corks on all around. They all love the
bale buddy and have not attempted to destroy it as yet. The bale buddy
paddock still has a nice shape to the bale with it about half eaten, the
other round bales in the other paddocks, on the other hand are strewn
about and peed and pooped on. This test result is what lead us to invest
in 4 more bale buddies for all of our paddocks. We think you have a
great product and are recommending it to people. It is a much safer alternative than putting the bales out with the strings on or in metal feeder as both can cause leg injuries.
Dr. Usha Knabe, Equine Veterinarian,Orangeville, Ontario
I would recommend the Bale Buddy for several reasons. One is that is doesn’t do any damage to a horses’ mane, like other bale feeders do. The other is that they are very safe – no leg injuries or cuts and gouges like you can get with the metal feeders. Nice and light to handle too – no heavy slugging to tip a feeder over. The horses seemed to enjoy the fact that they could get much closer to the hay, and all in all, I think they worked very well.
Penny Nicols, Highland Wilderness Tours, Maynooth, Ontario
Penny Nicols, Highland Wilderness Tours, Maynooth, Ontario
We feed Hay to our horses year round and are going into the second year of using our Big Bale Buddy. Not only has it saved us money because we had to buy less hay, it has also saved us time because we do not have to clean up all that wasted hay. Thank you for a great product.
Fern Norris, Ontario
I purchased the Big Bale Buddy hay bags in January and I couldn’t be happier with them. They have definitely saved me a lot of money because the horses are just not wasting the hay the way they did before. I think I have saved at least 20% on hay costs since I started using the Buddies. We are also saving time with clean up as there are no strings to have to pick up after they have eaten their round bales.
Home of: ASPR approved Starglow Questor
Pure Polish Precision MAF and
Bonjour. Je suis une grande consommatrice de Big Bale Buddy, j'adore vraiment le concept, j'en ai plus d'une dizaine dans mes écuries et j'en suis vraiment ravie. Je me permets de vous faire partager ces photos de mes poulains qui les adorent également!!!
Mlle Audrey Thirion
Gérante des Ecuries du Mouret
We are using our Big Bale Buddy for our stallion. He is very social and housed beside a small group of mares, foals a gelding and another stallion. Having his own round bale of hay ensures that he can 'graze' all day and not get into mischief. He has been extremely clean with the Buddy cleaning up any hay that drops out and lays around it. We have been experiencing some strong winds over the last few days and are amazed at how well the hay has been contained and kept clean for him to eat. We did have a slight struggle getting it on the bale as our hay supplier produces 6 to 8 hundred pound bales and it took two of us to cram the bale into the bag making a nice snug package.
WE'RE ON TO THE 2ND BALE IN OUR NEW BALE BUDDY. I JUST LOVE IT!!! THE HORSES AND MULES ADAPTED TO IT RIGHT AWAY. WE'LL DEFINITELY BE SAVING MONEY ON HAY DUE TO LOSS OUT SIDE OF THE FEEDER. THERE IS VERY LITTLE HAY ON THE GROUND AROUND THE BALE BUDDY.
Double L Stable Equine Rescue and Sanctuary
Rescue- Rehab- Retirement- Sanctuary- Placement
Argyle,NY (518) 638-6929
“Even with a round bale feeder, my Old Ladies here at Duchess Sanctuary made a big mess and wasted their hay. NOT ANY MORE. The "Slow Bale Buddy" net fits over the bale inside the feeder. We've been using it for over a month and the mess is practically nothing. With the price of hay, it will probably pay for itself in another couple of months. They can still eat as you can see, they just have to work a little harder at it.
1515 Shady Oaks Lane Oakland, OR 97462
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