You are recommended a net from the "2+" series.
The "2+" has one side in 3cm mesh and the other in 3½cm mesh. This is for soft hay.
The "2++" has one side in 3½cm mesh and the other in 4cm mesh. This is for more coarse hay.
The "2+++" has one side in 3cm mesh and the other in 4cm mesh. This is for if your hay is of different quality in different shippings.
Since both sides are different all these nets need to hang against a wall or the horse will just eat from the easy side.
Micro 2+, 90x60 cm = 36x24"
This is a tiny net that only takes just a little more than "no hay at all". It works when a horse needs a little hay while waiting and for feeding miniature horses.
Mini 2+, 90x90 cm = 36x36"
Takes up to 5 kg = 11 lbs but is not realy recommended for daily use since the small opening makes it time consuming to fill. Saving 5 minutes each day equals a full working week per year.
Small 2+, 120x90 cm = 48x36"
Takes 5-12 kg = 11-26 lbs.
5kg takes 30 seconds to fill, 12kg takes 5 minutes (it does take 20kg but that takes half an hour).
This is by far the most common size.
Medium 2+, 154x105 cm = 62x42"
Takes 12-20 kg = 26-44 lbs.
This is a personal favorite and recommended for full size horses.
Easy to fill and possible to move even when full.
Large 2+, 180x105 cm = 72x42"
This size is made to fit American 120lbs bales (55kg).
It needs to be permanently mounted and does best with support also in the middle when filled to capacity.
All the above sizes come with hanging ropes in the upper corners and closing strings to keep the opening shut. All flat nets can be completed with "zipper strings" that closes the opening completely in a very time efficient and easy way. Click on the picture for larger views.
Wide 2+, 210x90 cm = 84x36"
Same capacity as "Large" but longer and not as high.
Optimal, 8kg loose hay to 20kg baled hay = 17-44lbs.
- To be mounted in a corner.
- Natural eating angles.
- Shoe safe.
- Can be used with 1 layer of net for ordinary eating time extentions and 2 layers of nets (2 layers of hay) for extraodinary eating time extention.
- Very rugged construction. Can be push all the way into the corner without breaking.