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post #1 of 4 Old 09-18-2012, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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Nag bags

Has anyone tried out a nag-bag (slow feeder hay net) and how did you make out with it? Also, how long did it take your horse to get through a couple of pieces/slices of hay?
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post #2 of 4 Old 09-18-2012, 06:56 PM
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I don't use nag bags, but I do use something similar, it's called a busyhorse bag.

During winter I feed two times a day, usually all the horse can eat, but I always had a hard time adjusting the amount so that there wasn't any waste. With the busy bag I ended up feeding less because the hay stayed in the bag and off the ground. Another great thing is that insead of gobbling up her food immediately, she picked at it continuously throughout the day, keeping her occupied and out of trouble. The net I bought has 2" squares, and I would say that for 2 flakes of hay it takes her about 6 hours to get through.

"Horses donít have hard mouths, they have hard, stiff bodies. The softer you can get the horse through his body, the softer he will be in your hands." Clinton Anderson

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post #3 of 4 Old 09-18-2012, 08:42 PM
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Made my own out of baling twine
I have only oat hay and alfalfa available, so I did 2 1/2" holes.
I weigh the full nets, 24 hours later what's left in them, add the alfalfa( not in the net), and the small flakes I put on the ground in the run-in for when the bugs are too bad.
I've been weighing now for about 2 weeks, and they went from 25 lbs each down to 15lbs each
I do feed a little, about 11/2lbs, soaked alfalfa and one resp. 3 lbs safe choice too.

Im currently working on new nets with 2" holes, now that they know how it works.

Oh yeah, happy, very calm and relaxed horses, too
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post #4 of 4 Old 09-19-2012, 12:28 PM
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making a slow feeder

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