Extra Large Slow Feeder Hay Net
Suitable for 2 Square Bales of Hay
Our nets come in 3 sizes:
- 1 1/4" (3cm),
- 1 3/4" (4cm),
- 2 1/2" (6cm)
This net is perfect for the paddock, yard, or barn to prevent wastage and keep your horse busy for hours.
- The 1 1/4" (3cm) is perfect for the ponies and experienced animals who have previously used slow feeding nets as the smaller holes may cause frustration.
- The 1 3/4" (4cm) is our original size that is perfect for all horses and saving hay.
- The 2 1/2" (6cm) is great for holding your hay together, especially in windy conditions or just to stop your horse from spreading their hay! - Perfect for the oldies as the holes are larger.
For more help and ideas in deciding which hay net hole size will suit your horse or pony, click here.
What material are the Gutzbusta® Hay Nets made from?
Our entire range of knotted GutzBusta® Slow Feed Hay Nets are made from tough and durable, UV Stabilized, and heat-treated netting in 60ply polyethylene netting. This netting will not absorb water, therefore there is no change to the properties of the netting during inclement weather or if used to soak hay and the net itself does not take on the weight of the water.
What hole size will suit my horse or livestock?
Available in 1 1/4" (3cm), 1 3/4" (4cm), 2 1/2" (6cm) 60ply hole sizes, our huge range of Hay Nets suit a broad range of horses and livestock. There are many factors to consider such as weather, workload, body weight, health status (laminitis), type of hay (stalky/fine), palatability of the hay, and herd dynamics to take into account when purchasing a hay net. The individual personality of the animal can also dictate the size. Some horses cannot cope with 1 1/4" (3cm), while others have their owners asking for 3/4" (2cm) sized holes. If you are still not sure, 1 3/4" (4cm) is generally a good place to start. However, please contact us to discuss via phone or email if you really are not sure what is best for your individual animals.
Why use a GutzBusta®?
Our products are the most generous in size and designed to be easier to put on compared to other hay net brands available on the Australian market. We have been making hay nets for over 10 years (since 2011) and we know how the netting behaves over time. This is why we have developed a size and shape that works to enable these nets to last longer and remain easy to use throughout their life.
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. For more safety ideas, click here.