Slow Feed Haynet

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$11.95 to $15.99

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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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"

  6. 4.0 out of 5 stars


    I bought 3 of these for my horses. I took the string out added a quick link and throw them in the paddock. They have held up great and I am getting ready to buy more. I absolutely love these.

  7. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    "Works Great!! "

    I purchased these hay nets for my hay hoops. I have 6 horses and have tried the cheaper hay bags that work ok, but this one much easier to load hay in and my two that chew the other nets up don't chew on these. I love them!! keeps horses happy longer and stall cleaner.

  8. 1.0 out of 5 stars

    "Hole in a month"

    Purchased this with the hay hoops and it's in a run in shed where only two horses are, and it already has a soccer sized hole in the net. Hasn't even been up a month! Wasn't worth the money. I bought one for half the price in the past and it lasted a year. Total disappointment.

  9. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    "Great!!! love them"

    These bags are amazing! Stronger than I thought they would be. hay easy to fill when I put two pegs up and hung them on the pegs ...piece of cake. the horses love them and gives them a more natural feeding time span more like grazing. I have them for my sheep which saves me tons of hay cause they waste very little now. For me these are top of the line and would highly recommend them for anyone with stock that eat hay. Put your 2 pegs to hang from and Don't wait order!

  10. 4.0 out of 5 stars

    "Can't wait to receive it"

    I have wanted to get one of these for a long time. After our last trip the waste was enough to convince me to do it now. So this is a Christmas present to me and my horse. Looking forward to less mess and waste. I would give it 5 stars, but I don't have one yet.

  11. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    "Great Hay net"

    Combine this with the Hay Hoops and you have a winner. With the large hay net, put 2 loops on each hook of the Hay Hoops, and it is super easy to fill, and it keeps my guys happy for hours.

  12. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    "Winner slow feed hay net!!!!"

    I have several of these, the horses do very well with them. Sturdy and keeps them busy all day/night. I can fit an entire bale in one, about 45# bale in mine (red/black colored) and I know the horse will have some left when I get home. I love these nets. I even purchased 2 for a friend, she loves them too!!!

  13. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    "Great product!"

    These are great feeders to slow my horses down. One is a fast eater, and these work! Also, half the manure to clean up, as it has time for them to use the nutrition and not jus go straight through so fast. I love the decreased waste factor. I have 4 and am ordering 2 more, so I can keep them loaded on winter days, and easy to grab and hang out for them. Also, they are easy to fill, just put them into a garbage can, with the top over the edge, and easy to fill for one person! Love these, very sturdy.

  14. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    "Highly recommend!"

    I've also been using the small mesh, slow feeding hay nets for years. My gelding was frustrated at first eating from them, but he learned quickly that they were here to stay. They make the horses slow down in eating = better digestion. Hay waste is minimal, so it's a win-win situation. I use a plastic deep tub to put the nets in, folding the tops over to keep in place, makes filling a lot easier and faster. Since we have no pasture, we have to rely on hay 24/7. We have many of these nets on hand, so we can change them out on a daily basis.

  15. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    "great hay net"

    I thought I was reviewing this hay net, but actually reviewed the cheaper one instead. As I was searching, I realized that this was the one I actually bought. I have really loved this hay net. It really slowed down my greedy eater, and he seemed quite surprised initially at how difficult I was making it for him to get to his hay. Very funny! I do tie it to a piece of leather so that if he gets stuck in it, it will break away from the wall. It is difficult to load with only one person, but then all rope-type hay nets are. I have been using it for quite some time now and have had no problems with breaking. I even gave mine away to a friend who had an overweight, greedy eater. It helped her horse lose weight, so now I'm buying another one.

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