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Small Knotless Slow Feed Hay Net

$40.00

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 Small GutzBusta® Knotless Hay Nets are fantastic for stables, yards, horse floats, and paddocks. They are strong and capable of taking up to 3 biscuits of hay.

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  • Dimensions: 31: x 27" (0.70m x 0.80m).
  • Colour: Black
  • Hole Sizes Available:
    • 3/4" (2cm),
    • 1 1/4" (3cm),
    • 1 3/4" (4cm)
    • 2 1/2" (6cm)

Our Small GutzBusta® Knotless Hay Nets are fantastic for the barn, yards, trailering, and paddocks.They are strong and capable of taking up to 3 biscuits of hay.

New 3/4" (2cm) Sizing:

3/4" (2cm) is a very small hole size and therefore only recommend for horses or ponies that have medical conditions such as ulcers or are prone to choke.

Management weight in extreme circumstances may also warrant a 3/4" (2cm) sized hole. Not recommended for any horse or pony that has not eaten successfully and proficiently from 1 1/4" (3cm) 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.

This size is however increasing in popularity with many happy customers.

I have personally 'tested' my own horses to 1/3" (1cm), so I know it is possible for them to eat from smaller holed nets, but this was with lucerne hay that drove a desire to do so. If you do not have palatable hay, then it is likely 3/4" (2cm) will be too small.

This link has many more ideas to help you decide on what sized hole hay net may suit your individual animals and situation.

This super soft netting is made from 0.2in (5mm) thick and high strength PP (polypropylene) with a super-strong 240ply, the strongest on the Australian market. 

Like our regular knotted nets, the knotless hay nets are available in small, medium, 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.

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.

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

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.

What size will suit my horse, pony or livestock best?

There are MANY factors to take into consideration when deciding what hay net hole size you should choose.  Click here for some great information to help you decide.

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 (since 2022) 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.

A GutzBusta® Round Bale Hay Net decreases wastage by up to 46%. In our situation, a 4x4 round bale of pasture hay can last 3 to 4 horses for 7 to 15 days with a 1 3/4cm net, depending on how cold the weather is. This rate was for Winter, however, in Summer, we found that a 4x4 lasted these horses nearly 3 months due to being low sugar/palatability.

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

Caution:

  • Shoes: If your horse is shod then simply tie your net up a little higher if it is a smaller net. If you are using a round bale or larger size net, then put your net inside a large box, hay ring or other device that stops their feet from coming into contact with their hay net. Direct contact of shoes and nets is not recommended.
  • 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.
  • Similarly, do not let horned animals such as cattle, sheep or goats eat from the nets due to possible entanglement.
  • Cattle or stock with ear tags are cautioned from eating from the hay nets as they may rub their head and potentially remove the ear tags.
Reviews

Customer Reviews

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Monique Smith
Best hay bags

I have tried several different hay bags, but these are the best by far. We have 4 of them and the horse love them. Helps my horse with stomach issues tremendously.

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Linda Dix
Knotless small net

Great product. I was concerned how my horses would cope, having to work for their food but they worked out how to go out about it really quickly. With the soft material I don't need to be concerned about their teeth but they dont bite the net anyhow.

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Maurice Castro
Easily loaded with the number of hay biscuits it is supposed to take

The single most annoying thing about old style slow feeders is loading them, it can be a real struggle. With these ones just put the number biscuits in and pull the draw string and you are ready to go, no stuffing, no struggle.

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Bonnie

Knotless Hay Nets - Small

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Gwendolyn Murdock
Love my Gutzbustaz!

I love these nets and the company's customer service is top notch!

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jessica buckler
Hardy

This hay net is great, my pony pulls on his hat nets and this is the first one to last longer than. Week 😂 still going strong

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Fara Shumack

Knotless Hay Nets - Small

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Tracy

I like how soft the nets are and that they are knotless, but my horses are all very frustrated eating from them. They are used to 1" knotted hay nets, but are not happy eating out of these, just a 1/4" smaller. I wish I'd only bought two instead of four, then I wouldn't be out so much $ and could buy my usual nets. I like the price point and size of these and shipping was fast. I wish they fit over my bucket I use for filling hay nets too, but they're too small.

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:
$40.00