Originally Posted by kmdstar
Hay nets make me SO nervous for this reason. I bought a small net hay net for shows for being nervous of my horse getting her legs stuck, but don't know that I'll even use that after reading some crazy story about a horse that died a few days ago from ingesting part of a hay net a month earlier.
We always say that the more 'stuff' around a horse, the more ways they'll find to get hurt. I've seen cut gums and lips from hay nets, baling twine, and round bale plastic mesh getting caught between horses' teeth.
Glad your horse is OK...and yes...often the piece of mind from having a vet out is more than worth the cost (and a call out during the day is a lot cheaper than waiting and having to come out in the middle of the night).