I love it! They love it! So fast and easy to use. I've had my Haygain HG-500 hay steamer for six months now - no more coughs or wheezing in my yard and the horses are more settled. A very professional company with knowledgeable staff, I recommend HAYGAIN to everyone
I bought a Haygain Steamer to try and eliminate coughing in my yard of 7 horses. Three weeks later no coughs and no bad backs from lifting heavy wet nets! It's been a god-send, my best buy!
The best thing about using HAYGAIN is that I no longer need to worry if the hay
is a bit dusty. My coloured mare would always cough and have a snotty nose if
the hay was even slightly dusty, but she hasn't coughed at all since being on
HAYGAIN-steamed hay. Whatever horses I have in all have the HAYGAIN-steamed hay
now. I just couldn't be without it!
I acquired my HAYGAIN half bale steamer about a month ago now. It has been very effective in reducing the number of "first exertion coughs." This has always been a worry as even the 5-year-olds are affected by mould spores and, frankly, finding hay without these days seems impossible. I have 5 horses, 3 in work and 2 youngsters. I normally feed haylage in large bales but when the weather is warm, e.g. between seasons, the haylage goes off, of course, so the HAYGAIN steamer appears to be the answer for me. It is simple to use, readily fits into my routine and I can easily get in two large haynets. I would definitely recommend it
I'm so pleased with my HAYGAIN HG-500 half-bale steamer. It's easy to use and maintain and is really rugged. Within 40 minutes, I have really fantastic warm sweet-smelling hay; they gobble it up! It saves me a fortune compared to haylage. My 12 y.o. pony had been developing a condition over the last 18 months which had becoming worrying, with white snotty mucus. Within eight weeks, this has completely cleared. Both horses are much better in themselves, coats and feet too! I can't live without it - and at last I'm not wheezing either!
My HAYGAIN has been great, it made such a difference over the winter months. I've had no coughing since using it and couldn't believe what a difference it made to the quality of my hay plus they seem to like it moist.
We are very happy with our HAYGAIN - no more dealing with heavy wetted hay and the mess this causes. We are now assured of spore free, clean hay everyday. The HAYGAIN itself is really sturdy and great quality so happily lives on the yard. It is easy to use and we would highly reccommend to anybody. Also a special thanks to Becky for helping us get set up.
Carol and Rachel Howe
Having been advised that the HAYGAIN system worked extremely well by other equestrian users I obtained a full bale unit in Sept 09. The unit has proven to be excellent in improving the quality of hay fed to our stable of 4 horses comprising of hunters and eventers which feed enthusiastically on the steamed hay produced. I can fully recommend the HAYGAIN system to any potential customer
Horses live and work in environmental conditions that promote chronic respiratory inflammation. The prevalence of lower airway diseases is largely underestimated because it is not always accompanied by obvious signs such as cough, nasal discharge or laboured breathing. Horses with a lower airway condition can simply seem tired or lack energy during work. Because medication treats the horse's symptoms but not it's initial cause, which often lies in the environment, changes in environmental management are essential to bring long term relief.
Haygain hay steamers are a simple and foolproof solution to improve our horses' respiratory health. I recommend it for my patients with respiratory problems. The owners who have adopted it really see the daily benefit it brings to their horses and would not revert to normal hay; and the horses love it!
Emmanuelle van Erck, DVM, PhD Dip. ECEIM
Equine Sports Medicine Practice, Waterloo, Belgium
I was originally interested in the HAYGAIN hay steamer when my four star horse Vortex had a slight cough in the lead up to Burghley. The improvement in him was instant. The benefits of steamed hay has become startlingly obvious to us and we now use Haygain with all our competition horses. It is practical to use, combined with a very robust design, HAYGAIN makes complete sense.