Slow Feed Hay Net

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Slow Feed Hay Net

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Shires Slow Feed Hay Net is extra strong and designed to give your horse a more natural way of feeding, with small holes to slow down intake and prevent waste. Small or Large. Holes are 2" Read More

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Slow Feed Hay Net

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.

Holes are 2".

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

    "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.

  2. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    "I suggest them to everyone"

    I have been feeding my horses with slow feed hay bags for the past couple of years. I have noticed such a difference in not only them not wasting hay, but also in their manners as it keeps the busier for longer. The only issue as they can be a little harder to fill, and I also hang them up so that horses cannot get caught in the bag in any way as I don't want them to get hurt. I have owned this specific hay bag for about 6 months now and this one compares well to all the others I own also, but is at a much better price.

  3. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    "i have several"

    i use these with miniature horses, who tend to get overweight easy. I have several bags. Great healthy way to feed, clean, cuts waste to almost nothing. They are satisfied with less and cuts down on boredom when stalled.

  4. 4.0 out of 5 stars

    "works great "

    Great product, used it to slim down my too fat horse. I was able to restrict his feed without boredom or hunger.

  5. 1.0 out of 5 stars

    "This slow feed hey net is.."

    I just don't understand how this hey net got 5 /* I order this one and my horses can't even get the het out be hanging out there now for 4 days and still it has hey in it the holes are just to small for the horses to get any hey OUT. don't buy it.

  6. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    "Best Hay Net"

    "We purchased two of these and always have them full. When the horses are done with one we just put the other in. They are tough, roomy (fit an entire bale) and allows the horses to ""graze"" all day and night. There is little to no waste of hay. We have a very hard keeper and since starting him on these nets and having hay available 24/7 he's in GREAT shape! Very easy to use. Would highly recommend."

  7. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    "Every horse should have one"

    These will help more horses from metabolic distress than anything else. One hint to fill easier, get a square blue recycle bin , place the net in the bin and pull the top over the sides, then fill with about 3 flakes ( average bale size) work is cut in half and horses have food all day long.

  8. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    "Very Roomy and PERFECT!"

    Wanted a large slow feed net, but didn't want to pay $50+ for one, I finally found this one (bought the large red/black one) and decided it was worth a shot. I tied it open between two boards so the workers can just throw hay in, and so far so good! It's very bright, could definitely hold a LOT of hay, and seems durable :) Best net for the $! Just wish it came in more colors, but other than that love it! :)

  9. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    "Great Hay Saver"

    Because of mail cost to Canada I bo't 3 for two horses. When the bugs are bad the horses won't come out to graze so at noon I hang two, each with about 2 flakes. The nets extended the eating time over the usual two hours, lasting most of the afternoon. One is hard on the net and I've done a few repairs but after a year I still haven't opened the 3rd.

  10. 4.0 out of 5 stars

    "Slowed down my hay monster"

    "One tip I will give in using this net, as most people seem to struggle getting hay into any net, is to invert the net over a barrel or can and put the flake(s) of hay on top, pull up the net over the hay flake(s) and voila, your hay net is filled :) I have a horse that just inhales her hay really fast and wished I could slow her down so she is nibbling more of the day instead of ""bolt food and stand around all day/all night."" I was a bit skeptical that this would actually work. I had been looking at other slow feeders, but they were too costly for me to want to experiment with. I saw these here on Jeffers and decided I would try this one as it was economical enough that I was willing to experiment. I opted for the large one not knowing what ""large"" meant, it would hold about 1/3 (120 lb bales) - 1 whole bale (40 lb bales) of hay, but I only put about 2 flakes each feeding as my horse is too easy of a keeper to get hay all day long. It works, instead of finishing her hay within an hour and spending the rest of the morning staring at her stable mate's hay (he naturally eats his hay slow and spends all morning doing so), she's spending a longer part of the day eating, about as long as her stable mate. It's held up pretty well, I don't see much fraying, which I was expecting to see a lot of wear since the horse is constantly biting at these nets in their feeding. My only suggestion would be to also offer a large (120lb) bale size option."

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