Originally Posted by Chevaux
While hanging hay nets have their place, there are some other alternatives that may work better under your circumstances. Perhaps you might want to consider a tub/bin type feeder. The ones I'm thinking of have solid sides with a grid panel of some description resting on top of the hay (small openings to promote slow eating). As the hay gets eaten, the panel moves down. Also, I believe some of the forum members have made their own hay nets using hockey nets which would be good as it's durable material with small holes so that hooves don't get pushed through.
I kind of like this idea, will give it some thought. My first thought, however, was that if there was anything on top of their hay they would just remove it. Maybe a non-removeable panel of some sort would work!