Simulate grazing and foraging and reduce the incidence of colic, choke, and stable vices. Great for laminitic or IR horses and ponies.
All sizes are black in colour.
Capable of taking up to 3 biscuits of hay. Longer drawstring to easily facilitate hanging in a float. Great for snacks at shows or competitions, while floating, for ponies or horses anywhere, anytime. Approximately 84cm wide x 72cm high.
Reduce the incidence of colic, choke, stomach ulcers, boredom, hay wastage, stable vices but simulate grazing.
Available in 4cm & 6cm (60ply) sized holes and for the 3cm smalls we now have also have 60ply. Our GutzBusta® Slow Feed Hay Nets are made from tough and durable, UV Stabilized and heat treated netting in either 48ply or 60ply polyethylene netting. This netting will not absorb water, therefore not changing the properties of the netting during inclement weather or if used to soak hay. It therefore doesn't get heavy when soaked.
How do I decide what hole size will suit my horse or livestock?
3cm - Great for really Gutzy eaters. Ponies, laminitic horses or if your hay is REALLY palatable and you want to slow consumption even more. Recommended for horses and ponies that have tried slow feed hay nets before as some horses may be frustrated by this size, others accept it without hesitation. Despite no top teeth, we have customers whose cattle can still eat from this size net with palatable hay. Available in strong and durable new 60ply. 60ply not offered by any other slow feed business in Australia in 3cm sized holes. As this material costs more, we have unfortunately had to increase our prices.
4cm - Our most popular hole size. Great to slow down feeding and save on hay wastage plus many other health benefits. Available in 60ply. Good general purpose hole size, 95% or horses have no trouble accepting this size net hole. Good size for cattle, sheep, goats, donkeys and alpacas too.
6cm - Great for brood mares, old horses or any horse, cow, sheep, alpaca or goat that you aren't trying to restrict hay consumption with but still stop hay wastage. Please note to make sure the hoof size is greater than the hole size if you are allowing hoof access to this net. A hay ring or physical barrier is recommended, or hang the net higher if this is a concern. Also great for less palatable hay, coarse or stalky hay. Available in 60ply.
Click here for a short video on how to fill your Small GutzBusta Hay Net. NB: The netting size used in this movie is 3cm.
As of August 2016, ALL sizes of our hay nets have had a revamp with a new draw string material used and more importantly, they have all had a size increase. Our hay nets are now the most generous sized hay nets in Australia. They all have wide mouths that make filling much easier. As we have been making them for over 6 years now, we know how the nets respond with 24/7 use and have made adjustments to make sure your hay nets remain easy to fill, and the best available on the market.
Our Larges are unique to all other slow feed hay nets in Australia in ease of use and design.
Small - Takes up to 3 generous biscuits of hay.
Medium - Takes up to 6+ biscuits or half small bale
Large - Takes a full small bale
Do not leave buckled halters or other type of buckled head gear on your horse when using ANY type of hay net as your horse may get caught. If your horse is shod then simply tie your net up a little higher or put your net inside a box or other device that stops their feet coming into contact with their hay net. Similarly, do not let horned animals such as cattle, sheep or goats eat from the hay nets as they may tear the netting or get entangled.
Cattle with ears tags are able to remove ear tags if caught on net so please evaulate if this is a problem for your own individual situation.
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