"It's now [...] a year that I'm steaming my hay. I just like it for the horses, especially at the shows, there's a lot of dust always in the stables."
Martin Fuchs, International Showjumper, Team Switzerland
Olympian, Individual silver medal 2018 World Equestrian Games, Tryon, NC
Benefits of Haygain steamed hay
The only scientifically proven way to purify hay and reduce the health threat from respirable dust, mold spores and pathogens.
High temperature steaming in a Haygain reduces airborne respirable dust in hay and haylage by up to 99%. This helps to avoid damaging exposure to respirable dust and acts as a good long term preventative approach to inflammation.
Providing steamed, clean, palatable forage encourages horses to eat the forage they are given, customers report less wastage as a result too.
Steaming hay is a good way to increase water content to offset dehydration. This will depend on water content & maturity of the forage. Earing et al. (2013) found that steaming increased the water content by almost 3 times.
Get a waft of steamed hay and you'll want to eat it yourself! Four independent palatability studies demonstrated that steamed hay was more palatable and was on most occasions the preferred choice over dry hay and haylage.
Champions believe in Haygain steamed hay!
“We are incredibly happy to have added the Haygain Hay Steamer to our program, and quickly noticed an increase in the quality of our horses’ breathing."
McLain Ward, International Showjumper, Team USA
4X US Olympian (3X medalist: 2 gold, 1 silver); 2018 World Equestrian Games Team Gold Medalist; World Cup Finals champion
"Hay is crucial for the health, well-being and performance of horses. Haygain ensures for us that our horses get what they need and nothing that they don’t from their hay.”
Beezie Madden, International Showjumper, Team USA
Four Olympic medals, Three Pan American Games medals, 4x World Championship medals
"Very supportive...no hock sores...they're so happy to be in their stalls....very comfortable for the horses."
Carly Kaber, Stable Manager at Deeridge Farms, Florida talking about her installation of ComfortStall
Haygain announces partnership with USEF
"The research and data supporting the success and importance of this product, both in overall performance and general care, made this brand an important one for us to bring into the US Equestrian fold."
Bill Moroney, Chief Executive Officer, US Equestrian