Sizes

Sizes:


Micro, 90×60 cm = 36×24″
Micro 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 but not even for feeding miniature horses.

 

Mini, 90×90 cm = 36×36″
Recommended up to 5 kg = 11 lbs but is not really recommended for daily use since the small opening makes it time consuming to fill.

 

Small, 120×90 cm = 48×36″
Recommended for 5-12 kg = 11-26 lbs.
(5kg takes 30 seconds to fill, 10kg takes 5 minutes (it does take 20kg but that takes half an hour).

This is by far the most common size.

 Medium, 154×105 cm = 62×42″
Recommended for 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, 180×105 cm = 72×42″
This size is made to fit American 120 lbs bales (55kg).
It needs to be put in a container or permanently mounted on a wall and does best with support also in the middle when filled to capacity.

Wide, 210×90 cm = 84×36″
Same volume as size “Large” but longer and not as high.


All the above sizes come with hanging ropes to be attached 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 view.

SlowFeeding two bale net

The Two bale net takes two small bales, 20kg= 44 lbs.
The height is 90cm = 3′ and the perimeter (top and bottom) is 240cm = 8′.
Draw string at the top and very easy to fill.

 

SlowFeeding SMHN Optimal
SlowFeeding Optimal

Optimal, 8kg loose hay to 20kg baled hay = 17-44 lbs.

  • To be mounted in a corner of the box stall.
  • Natural eating angles.
  • Shoe safe.
  • Can be used with 1 layer of net for ordinary eating time extensions and 2 layers of nets (2 layers of hay) for extraordinary eating time extension.
  • Very rugged construction. Can be pushed all the way into the corner without breaking. Click the picture above to see the video.

SlowFeeding SMHN Original

The “SlowFeeding SMHN Original Lunch Box net” fits a common plastic container of 40x60cm = 16″x 24″ and takes a small bale. Remember that cheap plastic containers do not cope well with cold temperatures and there is a serious risk that shod horses might get their shoes tangled in the net.

RB140 high, takes a 4′ round bale, lots of small bales or a whole lot of loose hay. Stretch the bottom of the net where you want the hay, place it on top, lift the sides of the net and hook or tie the top of the net to something that comes from the ceiling or a tree branch. Please note that your are not supposed to lift the hay only the sides of the net.
RB180 high, takes a 6′ round bale. Other vice just like the RB140 high.

RB 140 low, covers a 4′ round bale from the top down. It can also be used from the bottom up (just like the RB140 high) for quite a lot of small bales or lots of loose hay. For complete round bales I do recommend the RB140 high because horses often tries to get in under the net when used from the top down.

RB180 low. Like the “RB140 low” but for 6′ bales.

FR230 is made to cover a full round bale with a diameter of 140cm = 4′ 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.

This is however a recommended solution:

SlowFeeding SMHN Original pallet net.

The SlowFeeding pallet net is very efficient and easy to fill. Available for both European and American (40″x 48″) pallets

  • the 2-3 collars net, has exactly the same volume as 3 collars. i.e. becomes leveled with the top of 3 collars when full.
  • the 4-5 collars net, has exactly the same volume as 5 collars. i.e. becomes leveled with the top of 5 collars when full. This net can be used on less number of collars (just saw two of the plastic pipes to shorter length) and will then stick up over the collars. If used with less number of collars there will be a lot of net laying on top of the last hay.

2 collars height is recommended for A&B-ponies, 3 collars for C&D-ponies and 4 collars for horses.

SlowFeeding HayBar net, makes a HayBar (or look-a-like) a slowfeeder. Pony size takes 4kg and Horse size takes 8kg. If you already have a HayBar this is an excellent solution that is very easy to fill, just open 1 hook, hold the net open and dump in the hay and then reconnect the hook again.

SlowFeeding SMHN Original HayBar net
SlowFeeding SMHN Original HayBar net

I believe that was all……. (of the official assortment)…. but since each flat net comes in 10 different models and all other nets come in three mesh sizes it will add up to 100 different solutions……. and there is one more corner solution in final testing today and who knows what will be there tomorrow.