The paw bar is designed to eliminated pre mature wear on the net due to horses pawing. The 1 5/8” galvanized pipe follows the outside perimeter 12” above the floor to deter horses from pawing at the net. Install by drilling and bolting 4 brackets to the floor of the feeder. For loading unhook bungee and flip the bar out of the way. By using a bungee cord to hold the bar down it also serves as a safety break to help eliminate any chance of injury to the horses. Comes with brackets and hardware necessary to install.