GutzBusta® Knotless Hay Nets - Small, Medium and Large-07
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Extra Small Knotless Slow Feed Hay Nets

$35.00

Mesh Size: 3/4" - Extreme Slow Feed

3/4" - Extreme Slow Feed
1-1/4” – Decelerator
1-3/4” – Moderate
2-1/2” – Free and Easy
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Description

Our Extra Small GutzBusta® Knotless Hay Nets are fantastic for stables, yards, horse, and floats. A perfect mini or snack-sized net capable of taking 1 biscuit of hay.

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  • Dimensions: 21" x 25" (0.55m x 0.65m)
  • Colour: Black
  • Hole sizes available: 3/4", 1 1/4", 1 3/4" & 2 1/2"

Our Extra Small GutzBusta® Knotless Hay Nets are fantastic for stables, barns, yards, and trailers. A perfect mini or snack-sized net capable of taking 1 flake of hay.

New 3/4" Sizing:

3/4" is a very small size and therefore only recommended for horses or ponies that have medical conditions such as being prone to choke or they have reached 'expert' level status in regards to effectively eating from 1 1/4" nets.

Management weight in extreme circumstances may also warrant a 3/4" sized hole. Not recommended for any horse or pony that has not eaten successfully from 1 1/4" hay nets. This size would be frustrating to many horses and ponies, so please monitor your horse or pony to make sure they are capable of eating from this size. Palatable hay will need to be used.

I have personally 'tested' my own horses to 1/3" sized holes and so I know it is possible for them to eat from smaller holed nets, but this was with lucerne hay which drove a desire to do so. If you do not have palatable hay, then it is likely 3/4" will be too small for the average horse or pony.

GutzBusta® Knotless Hay Nets:

This super soft netting is made from 0.2in (5mm) thick and high-strength PP (polypropylene).

Like our regular knotted nets, the knotless hay nets are available in small, medium, and large as well as round bales and export bales. This means the new nets are still super easy to fill due to nice wide-open mouths.

This product can be thrown on the ground if your horse isn’t shod. It also doesn’t have metal joints, so you don’t have to worry about your horses’ teeth or mouths getting injured.

Which hay net hole size suits my horse or livestock best?

If you are unsure of what hay net hole size to choose, please click here to read our information page which discusses the sizing a little more to help you decide which hole size is the best choice for your horse or livestock.  If you are still unsure, then please contact us as we are more than happy to discuss your individual animals' requirements and situation.

Both the knotless and knotted hay nets are made from our very own GutzBusta® sizes that we have developed over the years with feedback from our customers. They are superior in size, strength, and useability. Having a super wide mouth that makes them easy to fill is one of the greatest attributes of our nets.

It’s also important to note that you cannot compare the knotted nets to the knotless ones in terms of ply as they are made of entirely different materials. Ply refers to how many individual strands are in each section of the netting. The strength is in how strong those individual strands are, how tight they are, and what material they are made from. So you are comparing apples to oranges if you are comparing knotless to knotted in terms of ply.

Why are GutzBusta® Hay Nets so popular?

Our products are designed with large and strong drawstrings to secure the hay net around your round bale. It’s easier to put on compared to other hay nets available in the market. We’ve been making quality hay nets for over 10 years and we know how the netting behaves over time. This is why we developed a size and pattern that works to enable these nets to last longer.

For more information and photos about our hay nets, please visit our livestock page and our FAQ & Help page.

Caution:

It is not recommended to leave buckled halters or other types of buckled headgear 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. You can also put your net inside a box or other device that stops their feet from coming into contact with their hay net. Similarly, do not let horned animals such as sheep or goats, and cattle with ear tags eat from the hay nets as they may tear the netting, get entangled, or remove the ear tags.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

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Erin Isaachsen
Love the Gutzbusta extra small knotless slow feed hay nets!

Perfect for distributing the hay small amounts of hay in many bags for my minis around their track. They are very sturdy; looks like they will last a lot longer without getting holes than the other brand I was using.

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Laura Roberts
Great little hay net!

I purchased the extra small hay net for my mini with small holes. It is very durable, easy to hang with the clip, and does down my mini's hay consumption.

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Liana Wynne
Gutzbusta success

I love the Gutzbusta haynets (although I'm sure my greedy little fur babies won't agree) as the smaller holes can still be accessed but the hay takes so much longer for them to finish. This is so good being locked in stables at night as they don't then have hours whereby there is no feed for their gut. Great idea.

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SUZANNE BROWN
Knotless hay net

The extra small hay net is perfect for our mini horse but strong enough that the bigger horses can't break it.

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Kezza Burns
Very happy!

I love the soft feel of the knotless hay nets. They’re great quality. The extra small nets are perfect for creating multiple hay stations for our pony to move around between.

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Sallie Wickens
Best Choice for My Minis

Of the three types of slow feeder nets I use for my minis and Shetlands, the Extra Small Knotless Slow Feed Hay Nets are the easiest to fill quickly, clean easily and appear to be fairly pony proof.

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Lynda DeRosa
My Pony Loves it!!

Perfect for my Beautiful Pony!
She just loves this Hay Net!!

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Page Greenberg
Slow Feeder

I am really liking this slow feeder hay net. Easy to fill, and minis cannot get their noses in the opening to cheat!!

FAQs

FAQs

Which Hole Size should I choose?

When choosing a hay net hole size, several factors should be considered. Here is a summary of the key points for each hole size mentioned:

¾” Sized Holes:

  • Suitable for "expert level" ponies that can eat from 1 ¼” hay nets at impressive speeds.
  • Recommended for horses or ponies that have mastered eating from a 1 ¼” hay net.
  • Ideal for feeding Lucerne to greedy horses or ponies.

1 ¼” Sized Holes:

  • Great for voracious eaters, such as ponies, minis, and horses familiar with slow feed hay nets.
  • Laminitic horses usually benefit from 1 ¼” sized hay nets.
  • Relieves boredom for stabled horses or as a backup net for when the first hay net empties.
  • Recommended for gutzy horses, ponies, or livestock, especially with palatable hay or slow feed experience.
  • Not commonly used for goats, cows, or sheep, but some may use it with palatable hay.

1 ¾” Sized Holes:

  • The most popular hole size for slow feeding, accepted by over 90% of horses.
  • Suitable for slightly stalky hay, providing hay-saving benefits and increasing hay longevity.

2 ½” Sized Holes:

  • Ideal for saving on hay without significant restriction.
  • Commonly used with low-sugar or coarse and stalky hay, great for older horses and cattle.
  • Suitable for pregnant broodmares or younger horses where slow feeding is unnecessary.
  • Caution: Ensure hoof size is larger than netting size for horse safety.

General Considerations:

  • GutzBusta 1 ¾” holes are a good starting point, with flexibility to go up or down in size.
  • Weather and hay type can influence the suitable hole size.
  • Palatability determines the hole size, with more palatable hay allowing for smaller holes.
  • Horse's health status, weight, and workload should be considered when choosing a hole size.
  • 1 ¾” and 2 ½” sizes are suitable for saving on wastage, while 1 ¼” slows down eating.
  • Monitor horse's response when introducing a new hay net to avoid over-facing.
  • Different livestock can use various hole sizes, with 1 ¾” being common.
  • Different hole sizes are used throughout the year, for various hays, health conditions, and weight management.
  • Be cautious with shod horses and use appropriate hay rings/feeder to prevent entanglement.

Which Bag Size should I choose?

  1. Extra Small: Float/yard sized net capable of holding up to 1 generous biscuit of hay. Suitable for stables, yards, and floats.

  2. Small: Float/yard sized net capable of holding up to 3 generous biscuits of hay. Versatile and strong, suitable for stables, yards, and floats.

  3. Medium: Capable of holding up to 4-6 biscuits or half a bale of hay. Ideal as an overnight net for stables, yards, and floats.

  4. Large: Full small bale-sized net available. Easy to load a full small bale of hay into. Suitable for stables, yards, and paddocks.

  5. Extra Large: Perfectly fits a 3-Stringer Bale.

  6. Round Bale: Available for different round bale sizes (3x4, 4x4, 5x4, 6x4). Comes in various net sizes (3cm, 4cm, 6cm).

  7. 8x3x3 / 8x4x3 / 8x4x4: Large square bales in sizes 8x4x4, 8x4x3 and 8x3x3. Available in different net sizes (3cm, 4cm, 6cm). Can fit all sizes of round bales.

Note: Custom sizes are not available for premade hay nets.

Knotless vs Knotted

Our Knotted and knotless hay nets are made from UV-stabilized polyethylene netting and have been in use for 8 years. They come in various ply sizes and are tough, durable, and easily repairable. They have been used by many horses and can last 2 to 6 years. Knotted nets are suitable for soaking hay and do not take on the weight of water. They are available in black and offer hole sizes of 30mm, 40mm, and 60mm.

On the other hand, the knotless hay nets are made from high-strength, UV Stabilized polypropylene and have been available since 2019. They are softer and do take on some weight when soaked. The deluxe knotless nets are considered more luxurious and have become popular due to their softness. They are the strongest on the market with 240 ply and come in hole sizes of 20mm, 30mm, 40mm, and 60mm. Knotless nets are also only available in black.

When it comes to strength and longevity, there isn't a significant difference between knotted and knotless nets. Both types have proven to be tough, durable, and long-lasting. While some horses may prefer one material over the other, there is no way to predict which will suit an individual horse better without trying them. Ultimately, the lifespan of the nets depends on the individual horse and usage. Knotted nets have been used for 2 to 6 years without needing repairs, while the lifespan of knotless nets is still unknown after 3 years of use.

Returns & Exchanges

Returns & Exchanges

We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase from our store. If you have any issues with your order, please contact us at Gutzbusta so that we can make it right. We have a clear and concise Returns and Refund Policy to make the process as smooth as possible.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD RETURN REQUEST FORM

Returning Items

To return an item, please contact us at our customer service team via the email below. Make sure to include your order number when contacting staff.

Please pack the item securely in its original packaging and include all accessories and documentation, making sure the order number is clearly visible on the box. We will not accept items that have been modified or used in any way. You are responsible for the cost of return shipping, unless the item is damaged or faulty.

Email: sales@gutzbusta.com 

Our Postal Address:

Gutzbusta

2020 Industrial Blvd
Rockwall
TX 75087 

Change of Mind

We accept returns for change of mind within 30 days of purchase. These can included swapping or exchanging item(s) for different sizes. The item(s) must be unused, in their original packaging, and in the same condition as when you received them.

We will issue a refund for the purchase price of the item(s) once we receive the item(s), excluding any shipping costs. While this process is under way, it is better to re-order with the correct item(s) to ensure your exchanged item(s) are delivered to you in a timely manner.

Incorrect Items Received

If you received the incorrect item(s), please contact us immediately. We will cover the cost of shipping the incorrect item(s) back to us. We will issue a replacement as soon as possible to you at no extra cost.

Damaged or Faulty Returns

If you receive damaged or faulty item(s), please contact us immediately. We will require photographic evidence of the damage or fault before we can process a return. We will cover the cost of shipping the item(s) back to us, and we will issue a replacement or full refund as soon as possible.

Damaged in Use

If your horse is using our nets and the net becomes damaged during use, please contact us immediately. We will require photographic evidence of the damage as well as the order number. Depending on the situation, we may offer a repair kit or exchange, subject to our discretion. Please note that general wear and tear, or damage caused by misuse may not be covered under our returns and refund policy.

Refunds

Once we receive your returned item(s), we will inspect it to ensure that they are in resalable condition. If the item(s) are in resalable condition, we will issue a refund to the original payment method within 7 business days. Please note that it may take up to 10 business days for the refund to appear on your account, depending on your bank or credit card company.

Thank you for shopping with us. If you have any questions or concerns about our Returns and Refund Policy, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Subtotal:
$35.00