Originally Posted by Failbhe
None of my horses have shoes, and (knocks on wood) hopefully it'll stay that way. (Nothing against shoes... but if they don't need them, I'd prefer to stay barefoot)
We DO have a tractor with a bale spear, so that part should work ok. Though we've always removed the twine from the bales before letting the horses eat... when we just plop the bales on the ground, that's not an issue, but if we take off the twine while trying to hold the bale in the air that might not work so well. :P Though I'm wondering maybe we don't need to? I just have these horrific visions of a horse swallowing a piece of plastic twine and choking/colicking/DEATH...
$50, eh? That sounds a LOT more attractive than the $450 for the 'Ultimate Haysaver' or the $230 for the pre-made 'NAG bag'... what kind of a net did you use and where did you get it?
I got my net off ebay, though the next one I will get thicker netting, though this one is doing wonderful. I also snip the strings once it's on the ground and the net is on it, not while still on the spear as it would unwind in the net.
This is the net I bought: 20' x 10' BLACK SQUARE MESH SPORTS BASEBALL NYLON NETTING 2" #18 | eBay
Ah I got 2 inch holes, I would go smaller there too with thicker string.