Slow feeders have saved my show mare who insists on bolting anything she eats. We will never go back to racks and free feeding hay again. I am enjoying saving money due to no more emergency vet calls. She is content! All 12 horses are content.
Marie…just have to tell you again how much I love your slow feeder hay nets. They are so much nicer than the other ones I have used. I especially appreciate the generous sizing which makes it a joy rather than a chore to slip over a bale. Keep up the great work!
My daughter and I love the new colours!! I hide several small bags all over the property so my horses have to go find their food, and sometimes I find the bags hard to spot again. The bright coloured new string really helps me find them quickly. Thanks for doing such a great job.
It’s a great feeling to know my horse is able to adjust his own feed to his own physical/emotional needs with your slow feeder hay nets. Yours is a high quality product, tried, tested and true. Prowler and Ruby agree! Thank you for caring so much about animals Marie.
Pazzaz - 27 year old Arab X gelding. Owned, and loved, by Kootenay Vet Emma Davis
The equine gastrointestinal tract is designed for a horse’s natural way of living: where they cover a lot of ground and eat little and often for the majority of their day. Serious gastrointestinal problems occur in our various captive settings due to that fact horses are not being fed accordingly. Slow feeding is the best way an owner can provide their horse with little mouthfuls of hay for the majority of the day while preventing obesity and hay wastage compared to simply feeding loose hay free-choice, as well as lessen boredom and anxiety. As a result, many equine health issues can be prevented such as colic, gastrointestinal ulceration, choke, and stereotypic behaviours.My personal experience started with my horse Pazzaz, a 27-year-old Arab cross gelding who started to gradually suffer age-related issues with his dentition. He had choked several times on loose hay, aspirating feed material with consequent pneumonia on one such occasion, and his episodes were becoming more and more frequent. So we began using the slow feeding nets. By limiting the volume of hay he can chew at one time, the nets have completely eradicated his life-threatening problem thus far. In addition, Pazzaz has Cushing’s/PPID with mild chronic laminitis. Feeding free-choice, where he is almost always nibbling, reduces metabolic hormone fluctuations which helps in managing this disease. I also like to hang the nets up sometimes because I feel like doing so may afford my older geldings a little less weight-bearing/strain on their arthritic front limbs. However, since movement is very important for both arthritis and laminitis, we also throw the nets in their paddock and they push them around (farther than you would expect!). I find my horses actually prefer the nets to loose hay!I have tried a few slow feeding products and Handy Hay Nets are by far my favourite. I love the soft, yet durable, material and find them to be the easiest to handle. I would recommend Handy Hay Nets to all of my horsie friends and clients alike!
Click to play video. You'll see that Prowler and Ruby are definitely enjoying eating from their Handy Hay Nets and sharing space. Problematic herd dynamics dissapear when everyone has enough food.
I love my Handy Hay Nets!
Days like today are when I’m so happy to have these feeder bags. It gives my boys something to do while it’s cold and wet.
Dallas enjoying breakfast
Thanks so much Marie for our hay bags. They are awesome! Prefer the larger, deeper bags for our pully system.