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  • Large Slow Feeder Haynet
  • If your horse has shoes, tie the haynet into a bin like this.
  • For easy filling, slide the net down over the bale (2 small nets fit over 1 bale)
then cut the hay strings.
  • Large and Small Nets
  • Tying the net in a large tyre discourages pawing and reduces waste in windy areas.
  • Tie the net to a tyre so it stays put and has some give/movement to minimize the risk of damage.

Hay Saver 4cm Tough Net

RRP: $33.48
$30.85 (You save $2.63)
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These tough nets are made to last from durable, pre stretched UV stabilised, heavy duty ply, polyethylene netting. The holes are just large enough for the horse to get the hay through without gorging (4cm/1.5" square) – making it last much longer. 
The small holes also suit little ponies - but not reccommended to be left on the ground or tied low for shod horses (the net can catch on the horse shoe). 
The small size fits 4 biscuits/sections of hay and the large fits a whole small square bale. 
Generally, these slow feeder haynets will double or treble the time it takes for the horses to finish the quantity of hay compared to when fed loose. 
www.hoofcareunltd.com is a USA site that has some good info on slow feeding and shows haynets in action. 
If you are in Europe you can get your haynets from the website below.
www.slowfeeding.com gives a comprehensive overview of what works and what doesn’t with slow feeding systems. 

PROUDLY MADE IN AUSTRALIA - also ideal for alpacas, sheep and goats. 

These tough nets are made to last from durable, pre-stretched, UV stabilised, heavy duty 48 ply polyethylene netting with a sturdy PE drawstring.

The holes are just large enough for the horse to get the hay through without gorging (4cm/1.5" square) – making it last 2-3 times longer (or more) than when fed loose. The small holes also mean little ponies, foals and minis can't get a hoof through the netting. These nets are designed to be used at ground level. Hanging them will make them harder to empty - a good strategy for small greedy ponies! 

  • The Small(2-3B) size fits 2-3 biscuits of hay and is ideal for the float/trailer or for goats and sheep. Being smaller, it needs to be hand filled.
  • The Half Bale size fits 4-5 biscuits or half a bale. Has a wide opening to enable easy loading by slipping over the end of an intact bale so you can then cut the bale strings (see photos above).  
  • The Full Bale size fits a whole regular square bale of hay (measures 110cm/44"x38cm/15"x50cm/20"). It can be slipped over the intact bale - remember to remove the bale strings before feeding. 
  • The X-Large 2x1m bale -  fits big rectangular bales that measure 2m x 1m x 1m (approx.7' x 3' x 3'). 
  • PLEASE NOTE: - all nets now have a much stronger join with a new technique used to ensure the side seams will not come apart if the joining twine is snagged or chewed through.  
  • For Round Bale Nets click here

Tips:

  1. If your horse is shod or has splits in their hooves, it's essential to tie the net inside a bin/box so it can't catch on a shoe/torn hoof if they paw at it. 
  2. If the net tears (due to catching on something for instance) it can be temporarily mended with some baling twine, then email us for some free netting twine.
  3. When tying the drawstring, ensure that it is tied tightly with no large loops that a hoof can get caught in. Tie your net away from sharp or protruding objects to reduce wear and tear. It's better to tie the net low on the ground (to a tyre is ideal) so it's easier for your horse to access the hay, especially while learning to use the net. 
  4. It's also easy to soak hay in the small nets - simply hang up to drain after soaking for a couple of hours (removes harmful sugars/dust). Soaked hay should be fed immediately in warm to hot climates so there isn't time for mold to develop - we recommend only soaking a small net of hay at a time for one horse/pony. 

For more info on using Slow Feeder Haynets and feeding systems click here.

Top 7 Reasons to Use a Slowfeeder haynet

  1. Stops hay wastage from trampling in mud, manure, urine, being blown away etc. 
  2.  Slows down consumption so the hay last 2-3 times longer and replicates grazing. 

  3. Small net holes means you can fasten the net low (provided your horse is barefoot or the net is inside a container) for a natural grazing position, and can reduce the incidence of choke. 
  4. A full bale or round bale net gives your horse hay 24/7, saving you time on re-fills and keeps your horse calmer and happier.
  5. Hay in the gut 24/7 avoids gut ulcers and colic incidents.
  6. Older horses find it easier to chew small amounts of hay taken from the net. 
  7. Avoid eye injuries from horses putting their heads inside a round bale, or from tossing loose hay about. 

Go to the video tab above to see how the horses graze with the net. 

 

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