the motivation behind the innovation
We had always soaked hay until we purchased a Haygain full bale steamer last year and it has been the best purchase we have made in a long time.
Not only is our internal stable block no longer continually waterlogged but the ponies absolutely love steamed hay.
We were a little sceptical at first and worried that they might start to cough but our concerns have proved unfounded. We are also able to feed slightly less and have never had any waste.
By adding a timer to ours we simply fill the kettle, add a bale, turn it on and forget it. It is really simple and very effective.