Slow Feed Haynet

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$11.95 to $15.99

Slow Feed Haynet

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Slow Feed Hay Net by Shires is extra strong and designed to give your horse a more natural way of feeding. Designed with small holes to slow down horse's intake of hay and prevent waste. Read More

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Extra strong hay net, designed to give your horse a more natural way of feeding.

Designed with small holes to slow down horse's intake of hay and prevent waste.

Small - holds 1/2 bale
Large - holds 3/4 bale

Colors may vary.


  • Brand: Shires Equestrian
  • Type: Slow Feed
  • Color: Black/Blue,Black/Red
  • Size: Small (Holds 1/2 Bale),Large (Holds 3/4 Bale)

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  1. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    "Net for a Clydesdale"

    This net is HUGE. Im not kidding when I say that. The large(black and red) bag actually holds a full size bale of hay. Excellent material quality, the holes are small, yet knotted very well. It has a metal circular ring at the bottom of the bag, either for extra ways to tie, or maybe to keep the bag in shape. Its a very long bag, so I recommend it for hanging in a tall area, or somewhere no horses that are trouble makers can step on it. I've had it for my Clydesdale for well over a year now, and it has held up just great. It's even been frozen to the ground (Upstate NY winters) and unfrozen, and is still in wonderful shape. Once again, Shires has great quality.

  2. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    "Lasts FOREVER, BIG"

    I love these haybags. We have both sizes and are getting about a year out of them with two pastured free choice fed horses. They've been thrown, walked on, rained on - we chain them to the feeder or fence and they pull on them as well. The big size holds an entire 3 string bale. Hint - bag the bale, THEN pull out the strings. I'm back here buying my second set.

  3. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    "Slow Feed Haynet"

    Love this slow feeder. I volunteer at a horse rescue and this slow feeder has been a life saver. The quality has allowed this brand to last the longest out of all the other slow feeders we have tried. This has been the best way we can mimic grazing while reducing food aggression. And has allowed horses to get along better. Thank you thank you thank you.

  4. 3.0 out of 5 stars

    "horse hoof caught"

    I'm sure its just my luck. But a friend had told me how well these nets were. she just filled them with a whole bale (orange/black net) and throw it out in the field. Well my mare just over night. and the first night i put it out got her left front foot stuck in the netting by the opening of the net. i had got it as tight as i could before tying it the night before. when i got to her that next morning she had it so tight around her ankle i wasn't sure if i would have to cut it or not. good thing i taught her to relax if anything was on her legs. she let me look it over and start unwinding it. took about 10 times to unwind it. but her ankle was just a little swollen. the nets all an all are built tough. but i will be hanging them from now on!

  5. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    "I love this hay net!"

    I am currently having to soak hay for my gelding so I bought a couple of these slow feeder hay bags. They are great! I usually hate putting hay in a net because it's hard to get the hay in. These are so easy to fill! I load the hay in the bags, then soak it and hang it up for Pepper to eat. Seem to be very durable. I like them so much that I ordered 3 more yesterday.

  6. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    "Best Slow Feed Hay Net I've found"

    This is the only slow feed hay net that I've found that doesn't break my pocket book and my horse doesn't tear apart easily. I used to have to buy a new hay net every few weeks because he'd successfully create a hole in it quickly. This one has held on for almost a whole year! :-)

  7. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    "Best slow feed net for the money."

    I've tried many brands and this one is the best in terms of durability and ease of adding hay. It has a metal ring in the bottom which weighs the net down so when you add hay, it stays in place. You have to struggle with the others. I have 10 of these now, and with two horses, I can use one bale a day to feed with no waste. I fill all 10 on Sunday night so I have to just hang them before I go to work. Works great!

  8. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    "love these hay nets"

    My horses are now able to eat as "naturally" as possible (no pasture) with their heads down and slowly. To fill I put the bag on a hook, fold the top back a few inches and it's easy . I did get a couple of holes, had hooked on something, but easy to repair with the ever present bailing twine!

  9. 5.0 out of 5 stars


    I have 5 of these and have been using them for several months in a covered run in area. They are out there 24/7. NO more wasted hay, stomped in the mud. They have relaxed with use and hold 2-3 large flakes (I have the blue/black) I also got the filler that fits over a board. Works Perfect!

  10. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    "works great"

    These worked out so well, I'm ordering two more so I can pre-load a few. They softened up after a week or two of use and became much easier to fill than when they were new. To load, I put them in a large bucket and drape the top of the net over the sides, then just fill the bucket. For some reason, my horses like to eat from the net better than if I give them the

  11. 4.0 out of 5 stars


    These bags can definitely stretch out. I bought the large and you can honestly put a whole bale in there, which could be great for some people. I wasn't able to keep it because the place where I hung it in my stall in ended up on the ground.

  12. 3.0 out of 5 stars

    "very large, but a hole after just a few days"

    I'm not sure if I should give this a 3 star or not. The bag is BIG. I think it could fit a whole bale, but then it becomes so heavy it's difficult to carry or hang. I usually get the SmartPak brand of slow feeder nets and love them but ordered these to try something new. Wish I hadn't. Already a hole after just a few days, the rope used is thin compared to my other bags. My SmartPak bags last a year or more before blowing out. Won't order again.

  13. 4.0 out of 5 stars

    "Great value for the price"

    Hands down one of the better slow-feed nets I have used in this price range. The drawstring cord is very heavy duty. After a year only a couple small tears and that is more due to the eagerness of the horse.

  14. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    "I have 3, Just ordered 5 more!"

    I've seen many different brands and styles, this is hands-down the best and for a great price. Easy to open and fill, perfect sized holes, easy to tie/untie, and durable. I had one that has a hole in it but I'd rather it break that get tangled on my horse. Still useable, just slightly equine-abused as all things usually become!

  15. 5.0 out of 5 stars


    "Bewildered by the large variety of slow feed haynets. I took a chance on the Squire because of their reputation for good quality products. Important: the holes are 1 1/2"", not 2"" which in my opinion is much better. They are labeled as such from Squire and also measure as such. After several weeks of trial in which they were in front of the horses 24/7 I can say they are an unequivical success. Not even any fraying..they still look brand new I bought the large. At first they were stiff and only held 3/4 bale. The stiffness left after some use and if the bales remain tied while loading, they will hold a full bale. You can then cut the baling twine after securing the net closed. Can highly recommend this haynet by Squire"

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