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  • Are hay nets made of baling twine safe?

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    09-19-2012, 09:00 PM
  #51
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XD you think she's that fat?! You're probably right -.-' She's only 15.2 hands!! But she's quite wide built. I guess that's a good point that puts her at 3 cups xD I'll do 3 and see how she balances out. I am being more regular with her exercise now - so she may actually get fit, not just the right weight xD!!
     
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    09-19-2012, 09:02 PM
  #52
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That would be 1.1lbs/day = slightly over 3 cups
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    09-19-2012, 09:07 PM
  #53
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Yuo, I think about 1150 should be right for her.
Another thing you could do, for both, the pony and her.
Get the slow feeder hay nets. Put their hay in there and they will slow down and eventually eat what they need. Works like a charm
Mine are down from 25lbs of hay a day to 15!.......no more wolfing down feed, they eat a little at a time and take a lot of breaks in between.
     
    09-19-2012, 09:10 PM
  #54
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Do they destroy the nets? I'm concerned about spending tons on replacing them all the time xD but I guess I'd save more in hay in the long run. My pony eats pretty slow and only what he wants, but my mare is a vacuum cleaner xD but she doesn't get hay when her door is open to the grass, and if she was outside most of the day she only gets a small amount of hay at bed time xD
     
    09-19-2012, 10:16 PM
  #55
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Some do.
I made my own nets. Out of baling twine. With 2 1/2" openings to begin with and to accommodate the oat hay, larger stems. I did feed a little on the ground too at the beginning, so they could have their fill and be less inclined to destroy the net. Took about a week until they had it all figured out. At this point im collecting strings for the new nets, with smaller openings
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    09-19-2012, 10:23 PM
  #56
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I've had a Freedom Feeder mini net for my horse about 6 months. He occasionally yanks on it hard enough to twist the safety carabiners that I hang it with, but the net itself hasn't needed any repairs.
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    09-20-2012, 02:29 AM
  #57
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xD you think she's that fat?
I don't know, only going on what you've said luv!
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    09-20-2012, 05:40 PM
  #58
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She looks a little cuddly, squishy.
     
    09-20-2012, 05:57 PM
  #59
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She is not overweight........she is under-tall
     

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