Models

All our nets are available in three different mesh sizes:

  • A = 3cm = 1+3/16″ for soft hay and a little longer extension of the eating time.
  • B = 3½cm = 1+3/8″ is standard for all kinds of hay and all horses.
  • C = 4cm = 1+5/8″ for coarse hay and when reduced wast is more important than extended eating times.

Flat nets:

All our six sizes of flat nets are also produced i 10 different combinations of those mesh sizes:

“Classic”, one compartment for hay and the same mesh size on both sides for flat nets and the same mesh size all over for large bale nets.

The 2+series is becoming the new world standard.

One compartment for hay but different mesh sizes on both sides makes it possible for you to adopt the feeding to changing circumstances. Needs to be hung flat on a wall or the horse would only eat from the easy side.

  • 2+, A and B mesh. Most common. Works great for soft and regular hay.
  • 2++, B and C mesh. Recommended for coarse hay.
  • 2+++, A and C mesh. Recommended when hay quality changes between shipments .

 

3+. 3 layers of nets with different mesh sizes gives two separate compartment for feed. By turning the 3+ inside out in one of two ways you can create 15 different solutions (h stands for hay):
AhBhC, BhChA, ChBhA, AhChB, BhAhC, ChAhB, ABhC BChA, CAhB, BAhC, CBhA, AChB, AhBC, BhCA, ChAB,

Since there are two compartments for hay you are also free to decide how much, and of what kind, you put in each compartment. The front compartment will be eaten through one layer of net and the rear compartment will be eaten through two layers of netting (like main course and dessert). This makes it necessary to hang these nets flat on the wall or the horse would eat the dessert before the main course.

The 4+series is designed to be accessible from both sides simultaneously (i.e. either hanging between two sturdy pols or being closed with a “zipper string” and put in an open container. There are four layers of net creating three compartments for hay or one compartment for hay where everything is eaten through two layers of netting. If you fill all three compartments with hay what is in the outer two will be eaten through one lay of net and what is in the middle compartment will be eaten through two layers of net. The two middle layer of net are of a larger mesh size compared to the outer layers but that can be changed by turning the net inside out.

The different 4+models have the mesh sizes in the following order (before you start turning the net in side out):

  • 4+, A-B-B-A.
  • 4++, B-C-C-B.
  • 4+++, A-C-C-A.
  • 4 special, A-A-A-A

 

All flat nets come with hanging ropes to be attached in the upper corners and closing strings to keep the opening shut.

All flat nets can also be completed with optional “zipper strings” that closes the opening completely in a very time efficient and easy way (second picture). Click on the picture for a larger view.

Hay sacks:

SlowFeeding small bale net
SlowFeeding small bale net

My Hay sacks have a diameter of 76cm = 30″, takes 20kg = 44 lbs and are very easy to fill. They come with a drawstring for easy closing.
Available in mesh size A, B, C and also doubled nets of any mesh size.

Round bale nets:

Beware of so called round bale nets that are just flat nets. They are terrible to work with. Round bale nets should fit either the bale or the feeder in which it is made available.

There are still 3 principles when it comes to netting round bales:
1. Putting the net on from the top down. This looks easy but it is not. Well putting the net on is easy but stopping the horses from sticking their heads in under the net is not. Using nets like this are only
2. Using a net that fits the feeder. To be honest hey hardly ever do