Rated 1 out of 5 by ERIKA MATULICH Don't waste your money - flimsy - all in the trash
I love the ergonomic design of this bucket with a horse's head in mind and was excited to replace all my 10-year old Fortiflex buckets with this new design and bought 8 of them. Big mistake. My Fortiflex buckets are a bit ugly and beat up, but they are safe and they work. These "better" (ha ha) buckets are so flimsily made that they haven't lasted six WEEKS let alone six months or years. The plastic is so thin that it literally tears right off the bucket holders with a light amount of horse bumping. We spend quite a bit of time reinforcing the cracks and tears with first duct tape, and then actually heat welded on plastic patches, but with repeated use, the buckets literally split and tore. The handles ripped out of the plastic, and the handles also had to be crimped shut in a vice to make them safe. I have spent more labor hours on these worthless buckets than I have to spare. What a waste of time and money, and they are all in the trash now, and I am back to by good old ugly round standard fortiflex buckets.
June 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by JESS Truly the Better Bucket!
This bucket is great! I used to have a rubber feed pan that sat on the ground for my horse's grain, but he was always moving/playing with it, and it would get full of bedding, etc., and it was hard to clean. Also, if I had to give him bute or any other medication, he would tip the bucket over and pick around the medication. This bucket has fixed those problems. There's no wasted grain and he always gets all his meds!
May 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sarah E. W Great Bucket
Why did I not order these sooner? I have no more wasted grain, and nothing gets tossed around. My QH feels so comfortable eating out of them!
April 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Molly Barr Good Product
Love this bucket, last up to my 9 year old Thoroughbred!! Just worries me a little with the handle the rubber cap fell off had to use ducktape.
April 22, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Erin good idea, bad design
For the price I expected a "better buck" design and quality. The handle atachment hardware is cheap and thin. It bends and allows the handle to pop out of the bucket hardware. Then it's next to imposible to get it back in without tools and forcing it back in. My horse had it off the wall in one day with the handle and hardware detached. Bucket was fine but after putting it back together he did it again. Cheap thin plates hold the metal loop on the bucket for the handle to attach and thats what gets pulled through the slots and there goes your handle.
April 16, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kim Awesome Bucket
My guy doesn't have to shake his bucket for the feed any more. BUT they do need to work on the handle as it is an accident waiting to happen! Duct tape or electrical, just watch the hooks!
February 16, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by 1771Clinton Hazardous Bucket
These buckets are not safe. Where the wire handle bends after connecting with the plastic bucket, it? does not pinch shut. One horse at our barn got his nose pinched in it and ripped as he struggled to get free. My horse has got two blankets caught in this "unclosed pinch" and tore them both up. DO NOT buy these buckets.
February 10, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Maudiehorse Stands up to Its Name
Only 1 flaw I can find which are the plastic covers on the ends of the handles. Most fell off in just 1 or 2 feedings. I wrapped ends w/duct tape. Other than that, these buckets are great.
January 11, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Hannah Really Love the Bucket - NOT Spillproof, Though!
This really is a nice bucket; very easy for my horse to get his head in to! However, he really enjoys slinging it around and still manages to dump his feed out. (Which I bought it to fix...)
Either way, I really love the design and plan on using it on my mare as soon as I get him a new bucket!
January 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by CGR1956 L-O-V-E this bucket, and so does my horse!
My horse got to quit pushing her grain around and around and around her round feed pan, and on top of that there seems to be very little waste (from her dribbling) grain. I love this. Bought a large one to begin with and then ordered a small one too.
November 26, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Patty Better than the avg. bucket
Thought the idea a great one, though still think the handle could be worked on a little more, as I found my horse's brow still hits off it while enjoying his favorite meal :o)
November 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Caryn P Great bucket
It has worked with my livestock so seamlessly. all grain finished out of bucket, it is such a great idea. Awesome to travel with.
August 4, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by stefanie Greatest idea
Horses can't get their faces in the other buckets and they would rub. This is the best idea ever. Very sturdy bucket. Genius!!
July 22, 2011