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post #21 of 29 Old 01-31-2013, 01:44 PM
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I have metal hay racks with small openings - a lot easier to fill and last forever, I just have them high enough to not allow bits to drop into the horses eyes and not so low that they eat out of the top
I am not a fan of unsupervised hay nets as I've seen too many horses get caught up in them - even one that got one wrapped around its neck somehow.
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So far I love this link. Thanks!
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Thanks for all the information everyone :) its been very helpful. I'm also excited to announce that I got into an equine nutrition course so that I can better understand how to design feed program. Week 1 is almost done and I've got 100% on the first quiz Very fascinating class. So far I'm loving it!
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these are the ones I have Tack Wholesale.com : Quality Horse Tack & Horse Supplies : Derby Slow Feed Double Sided Hay Bag 2 Flakes Super Sale [71-7126]

They're super easy to load - you don't have to unhook them from where ever you've hung them which is nice. I have both the 2 flake and 4 flake sizes. We're going on a month now and my coming 3yr old has chewed through one strand of the mesh (or whatever you want to call it) but they're all otherwise holding up great.
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these are the ones I have Tack Wholesale.com : Quality Horse Tack & Horse Supplies : Derby Slow Feed Double Sided Hay Bag 2 Flakes Super Sale [71-7126]

They're super easy to load - you don't have to unhook them from where ever you've hung them which is nice. I have both the 2 flake and 4 flake sizes. We're going on a month now and my coming 3yr old has chewed through one strand of the mesh (or whatever you want to call it) but they're all otherwise holding up great.
just wanted to give an update on this - i've had the slow feed nets linked above for 2 months now. The only one that doesn't have a hole chewed through the mesh is the one in my mare's stall (she's a lady and would NEVER do that!). The coming three year old, who is just losing his baby teeth in front, has managed to tear the netting on both sides so it's not really a slow feeder for him anymore. My 18 year old gelding has only managed to tear the mesh in one spot on his 4 flake net. He's a cribber so his incisors are a little off which I think may contribute to it taking this long for him to have chewed/bit through the mesh.

I'm thinking I may need to get one that's a little more heavy duty like someone linked earlier - Slow Feed Nylon Hay Bags by Derby Originals - I just wish they had a 4 flake option as well as I don't think there's enough hay stuffed into the two flake ones per feeding. :/
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just wanted to give an update on this - i've had the slow feed nets linked above for 2 months now. The only one that doesn't have a hole chewed through the mesh is the one in my mare's stall (she's a lady and would NEVER do that!). The coming three year old, who is just losing his baby teeth in front, has managed to tear the netting on both sides so it's not really a slow feeder for him anymore. My 18 year old gelding has only managed to tear the mesh in one spot on his 4 flake net. He's a cribber so his incisors are a little off which I think may contribute to it taking this long for him to have chewed/bit through the mesh.

I'm thinking I may need to get one that's a little more heavy duty like someone linked earlier - Slow Feed Nylon Hay Bags by Derby Originals - I just wish they had a 4 flake option as well as I don't think there's enough hay stuffed into the two flake ones per feeding. :/
I know the description says it only holds 2 flakes, but I can stuff 4 of my large flakes in there if I stuff it just right. It can hold close to 20 pounds of hay depending on how much your flakes weigh. I've had it for probably 2 months now and with daily use it shows no signs of damage.

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hum... maybe i'll order one as a test subject and put it in the 3yr old's stall to see how he beats it up. ;) thanks!
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hum... maybe i'll order one as a test subject and put it in the 3yr old's stall to see how he beats it up. ;) thanks!
Let me know how your experiment goes :) I'm still looking and not finding anything that meets my high standards LoL but I've also only looked locally. I hate buying something without seeing it firsthand so that's why I've avoided online so far.
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