Size doesn't matter to the horse

but it for sure matters to you.

Choosing size is realy choosing where you want to spend your time. If you enjoy spending time with your horse more than spending your time handeling hay then choose a larger SlowFeeding net.

Let me give you an example: Filling 5kg of hay into a net of size "Small" takes 30 seconds, filling 12 kg of hay into the same net takes 5 minutes and filling 20kg into the same net takes half an hour. Saving 5 minutes per day equals a full working week per year.

My personal advice is: if you have a pony, don't concider anything smaller than size "Small" and if you have a horse don't concider anything smaller than size "Medium".

Personally I use 20 minutes once every three weeks to feed our herd of four because that is how long it takes to exchange round bales and there is no wasted hay to remove after the 6 months long feeding season.

 

Micro, 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, 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.

 

Small, 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, 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, 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.

 

Wide, 210x90 cm = 84x36"

Same capacity as "Large" but longer and not as high.

 

 

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.

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.

RB 220,

Takes a full round bale with a diameter of 140cm = 56".

Available in:

3cm mesh for soft hay and larger eating time extentions.

3½cm mesh, standrad for all hay and all horse.

4cm mesh for when reducing waste is more important than extending eating times.

Made to be used from the bottom, stretched up and secured at the top.

This is the recommended round bale solution.

Barefoot horses can not get stuck in the meshes but horse shoes must be kept at a distance. Can also be used for many small bales or lots of loose hay.

 

RBBig 260,

Same as above but takes round bales with a diameter of 180cm = 72".

Even though our nets are extremely strong and would hold for lifting a complete round bale you shoul never hang the bale in the net because the pressure between the net and the hay will be so great that the horses will not manage to get any hay.

RB155,

Takes a full round bale with a diameter of 140cm = 56".

Is made to be used from the top down. This is not a recommended solution since some horses spend all their free time (and that is a lot) trying to come in under the net and there might be a lot of net laying on top of the hay when the bale is almost gone.

 

RBBig 175,

Same as above but takes a gigantic round bale with a diameter of 180cm.

 

FR230,

Made to cover a full round bale with a diameter of 140cm = 56" standing in the middle of a feed ring with 12 eating spaces.

This is not a recommended solution since some horses spend all their free time (and that is a lot) trying to come in under the net.