Frequently asked questions

Which advantages offer the slowfeeding method to my horse?

The Slow Feeding is based on animals eating simulating natural grazing, thus achieving important benefits for horse and farmer:

  1. Better hygiene and greater cleanliness.
  2. Keeping the hey inside the net offers comfort and better organization.
  3. A significant reduction in the food costs, due to avoiding much more waste.
  4. Better digestions for the horse.
  5. Reduce stress and anxiety, improving the horse behavior.
Adaptation to Slow Feeding?

Many farmers have the belief that their horses are unable to adapt to this practice, however, most of them are quick to adapt and once they get accustomed, prefer to eat from the net rather than from the ground. For a succesful transition, starting with small steps its important. It is recommended to start with bigger mesh and working only with half of the net capacity, placing the other half in the floor until the horse get use.

What its the ideal mesh size for my horse?

The mesh varies according to the level of adaptation. Nets from 100mm till 45 mm are ideal for horses which dont have experience with slowfeeding devices, whereas 45mm are suitable for horses acquainted with this method.

Which kind of net should I choose? (bag, bale, envelope…)

We must consider certain aspects such as location of the net. If it will be installed and remain in the same position, the best option could be opted for slowfeeder type bag or envelope. Envelope can be installed on posts or walls and hold with the anchor straps that we provide, so you will have to move the hay to the net.

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How many nets I need for feed more than one horse?

We recommend installing as much nets as horses, but it is true that in some situations we have to consider other aspects, for example, in case one of our horses has a dominant character could deprive others from their ration, for what we should provide an extra slowfeeding net to make sure all our equines are correctly feed. It is important to observe the behaviour of our animals to develop better individual solutions.

Our slowfeeding nets are valid for shod horses?

Yes, of course. Our nets can be used in shod horses if we take a few precautions to avoid that the horseshoes get hooked to the slowfeeding device. Placing nets at a proper height we can minimize the risk, fitting them into a crate, moreover, allows the horses to eat with the neck in natural position.

How much hay do I have to provide?

Slowfeeding nets method is based in that the horse always have hay available, so we don’t have to wait until the net its empty. Mainly because this way will be more difficult for the horse to eat, and it could result in additional level of stress.

Given that the usual ration for a horse its approximately between 2-2,5% of his weight, it’s important to adapt the net according to this information to achieve a balance diet.

Economic savings are real?

Absolutely yes, they are real. With the traditional feeding methods everyday huge amounts of food are wasted, due to the wind, hay fall to the ground where its crushed and became dirty and wet. With our slow feeding nets, it’s possible to reduce the waste till the lowest level, which translates in great savings.

Can our hay nets get wet?

Due to the permeability and resistance that offers polypropylene, our nets can get wet with no negative consequences. Our slow feeding devices do not rot, but we recommend that in case they get wet, let them drain until excess water run-off.

What it’s the lifetime of our slow feeding hay nets?

All our products are proudly made with the highest quality and tenacity materials, as well as with special treatment to avoid deterioration caused by UV rays, what provides even greater durability, as long as you make good use of them.