The HAY SOAKER™ is a Game-Changer

Fact: hay soaking is beneficial for horses that need reduced levels of sugars and starches in their diet, like those with metabolic conditions, laminitis, and PSSM. Also fact: soaking hay for horses is a wet sloppy mess, a dreaded chore, and a giant hassle. New fact: Now there’s a product that makes soaking hay easy with no mess! The HAY SOAKER is now available, transforming this time-consuming and labor-intensive task into a simple, tidy solution!

From Wendy Murdoch, instructor and clinician as well as creator of the patented SURE FOOT Equine Stability Program® and SURE FOOT Equine Balance Pads, comes a new and improved method of soaking hay for horses.

“Back in 2012, there was a woman making The HAY SOAKER as a small family business. But the demand for this revolutionary piece of equipment became overwhelming and she stopped manufacturing it,” says Wendy. “My partner (an engineer) and I bought the product then improved the design, updated certain components, and added a technology to create a modern method for soaking hay.”

The key feature of this “new and improved” version of The HAY SOAKER is its programmable timer that runs from an app on your smart phone. Now anyone responsible for feeding soaked hay to horses can just set the timer’s app to fill and drain The HAY SOAKER based on how long they want the hay soaked and it’ll be ready to feed when they are, no matter if it’s 5am in the morning or 10pm at night! It’s ideal for people with horses on their own property, employees of boarding barns, veterinary technicians at hospitals, volunteers for therapeutic riding facilities, and more situations.

“I was amazed at how easy The HAY SOAKER was to use and how nice it was to take the soaked hay out of the tub without it being wet, heavy, and messy,” says Dr. Joyce Harman, of Harmany Equine Clinic in Virginia. “The hay was already drained and easy to handle. In my opinion, The HAY SOAKER beats all other hay soaking methods I have tried, hands down!”

Other features include:

  • no power (electrical) cord – all it takes is four AA batteries to run the timer
  • light weight and portable – take it on the road with you to shows (fits in a Prius!)
  • easy to clean – just rinse with a hose between uses and remove any hay from the drain
  • works with loose hay or hay nets
  • can also be used to soak beet pulp, hay cubes, or chopped hay

 The science is in: horses with conditions like laminitis, equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) and insulin resistance (IR) benefit from soaked hay. But the challenges of traditional hay-soaking methods have turned what should be a simple solution into an impossible chore. If you’ve given up on hay-soaking because you just can’t take the hassle anymore, then you need The HAY SOAKER – it’s a game-changer!

About Wendy Murdoch
Wendy Murdoch is an internationally recognized equestrian instructor and clinician for over 30 years, author of several books and DVDs, and creator of Ride Like a Natural® and the SURE FOOT Equine Stability Program®. She is one of the most skillful teachers ever encountered in any equestrian discipline. Wendy’s desire to understand the function of both horse and human, her curiosity, and her love of teaching capitalize on the most current learning theories. In this way, she is able to help both the horse and the rider. Acquiring the design and rights to The HAY SOAKER™ is yet another way she has found to help horses heal.

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Wendy Murdoch
The Murdoch Method, LLC
(540) 675-2285

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