My horse was recently diagnosed with asthma and vet recommends soaking or steaming hay. Less than a week in, soaking is getting old, fast. I hate wasiting so much water and it gets SO HEAVY in the process, difficult to then move and toss it to his hay feeder.
They Haygain steamers have rave reviews but are $$$$. I’ve seen some people post videos of making their own hay feeders with wallpaper steamers and coolers or some other plastic tub or barrel. I am not super handy, but beyond whether or not I’m capable of building one, are the DIY ones really as effective as buying a ready-made one? I worry about mold/mildew, or something not working right and causing a fire or something, or it just not getting the job done as well.
So thoughts? Shell out the cash for a pro built one or save some green and make one myself?