It's quite amazing to see how they change once they're over the initial" shock"( it will take about a week to get over the frustration and to understand that they don't run out of hay). Consumption goes down( mine went from 25lbs on the ground to barely 15lbs in the nets each)
And horses are much more relaxed. I have a net for each hay, alfalfa, 3way and orchard. They eat a little here, than go there, then to the third....quite neat to watch. No more arguments, very happy horses and when I'm late for feeding the whole world doesn't come down anymore.
If you use your troughs with the net over it, put the 3way in the bottom and the alfalfa on top, so they don't lose all the little leaves....that's where the nutrition is.