Basically I'm looking for a slow feeder for hay, that isn't a Haynet, if possible. Again, in a rush and need to type it out super fast before I go! Bye and thank you!
Good idea... I actually had a mat underneath the original placement of the nibblenet to try to limit Chuck's sand intake. Then as the buggies became voracious, I moved the net into an in/out stall with a fan to give our boy some relief from the bloodsuckers. The stall has a concrete floor, so that is handy.wdblevin, put a small tarp or plywood under the net. As the horse pulls the hay, the very desired blossoms fall to the ground and the horse may be ingesting sand as he picks these up. Horses that do periodically ingest a little sand are actually wearing the points off their teeth. (nature's dentist)
The restrictive pan is EXACTLY the right side to fit in the bucket, perfectly straight. If it gets tipped in any way it catches on the rounded lip of the bucket. Plus the restrictive pan has 6 inch walls so it can never flip over in itself. Watch the video in the site and he demonstrators it. For the XL version it does the same thing but goes one step further in that the pan has tabs that need to be aligned to get it in ir out. Something easy for people with opposable thumbs but impossible for horses.If the horses tip the bucket and push it around or paw at it, what keeps the restrictor pan in?
What people aren't keeping in mind is that a horse's jaw is designed to eat at ground level. As the horse lowers it's head, it's lower jawbone moves into "dining" position. A hay net can touch the ground if the area is clean or covered.
Mine reaches from the stall ceiling to the ground, and touches the ground when it starts to thin out. Sometimes Ahab can get the hay out, but other times it just sits there. I don't know if the hay is too coarse or if his ... well, I don't know why he can't work it sometimes, but he can't. I got the biggest size openings they offer.Yes, raised net can cause huge problems with teeth.