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Whoa Podcast About Horses Horsemanship

Mar 4, 2014

Porta-Grazer with Walt Tharp

Porta-GrazerEpisode #017.

When I received an email on the No Worries Club forums from listener Rebekah about a device that was helping her horse in a number of different ways, I was a bit skeptical.  After all, there are a lot of gimmicks out there.  But she is  a fan, and the show is about learning, so I investigated.  The product is the Port-Grazer, a slow release feeder with a unique design.  My first visit was to the Porta-Grazer website.  It was very informative.  As with any animal, including humans, it's not only what we eat, but when and how much.  There's a lot of great information here and I would encourage you to look into it if your horse has any metabolic health problems.

Porta-GrazerMy next step was to contact Porta-Grazer's owner, Walt Tharp.  Walt developed the Porta-Grazer while trying to find a way to help horses with founder who were getting too many sugar calories too quickly.  Walt talks about how he researched the problem.  Once he felt he handle on the problem, he had to come up with a solution that was durable, effective, and accounted for the individual personality each horse.  Walt's Porta-Grazer has a number of great features.  One is a little trough for capturing the dust and sand that might be in the feed.  Another feature is the locking feed system so the horse can not get to all the feed at once.  But, I don't want to give it all away.  Have a listen and hear Walt tell you about all the great features of the Porta-Grazer.

Walt has a few videos on the Porta-Grazer too.  You can check those out here:  Porta-Grazer video.  Find Porta-Grazer on Facebook at Facebook/Porta-Grazer.  Or contact them at 209-745-5671.

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