Tough-1 Slow Feed Square Bale Net

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Product Summary:

Tough-1 Slow Feed Square Bale Net
 
Made from nylon, the Tough-1 Slow Feed Hay Net features 2" x 2" openings to help slow down consumption while creating less waste. It's perfect for use in dry lots or in arenas where you want to keep your horse busy. Dimensions: 66"L x 48"W when stretched out (width while un-stretched is 22"W).
 
Features:
  • Slow feed
  • Use in dry lots or arenas
  • Not recommended for horses wearing shoes 
Item Specifications:
 
Size:
Holds full bale
 
Material:
Nylon 
Style Item Number Model Number UPC
Black E013360 BLK 72-4802-2-0 688499541244
Royal E013360 RYL 72-4802-4-0 688499541251

Product Reviews by Customers

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4.5 / 5
Durability
4 / 5
easy to use - does it's job
July 14, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
5 / 5
Best hay nets I've had!
I have been using these for 3 years & just this year they're showing wear and tear. The others brand I ordered didn't last 3 weeks! :(
June 21, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Durability
5 / 5
Great slow feeder!
Most well made one I have come acrossed. Definitely fits a full bale
April 12, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Durability
4 / 5
Slow Feed Square Bale Net
The Slow Feed Square Bale Net easily holds a full bale of hay. It did slow my horses down but not as much as expected. Wish the holes were a bit smaller. My horses have not chewed through the net.
April 1, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Slow feed square bale net
Very easy to use. It is large enough for all bale sizes, long, thick cord to secure the bale in the paddock. The openings do stretch open quite a bite, but I have a horse that is a master at getting hay out of the net no matter what the size of the openings. At least with the bale net she is able to do her nibbling all day instead of woofing down flakes of hay, then bothering us till she gets more. Better for her mind and after two weeks I have noticed some weight loss, which she definitely needed.
December 21, 2017
Purchased
7 months ago
Ordered two, one was defective
I ordered two, but one is defective and will not open unless I cut the cord and re-thread. However, the one that is good is working out great. Not sure if I will return the defective one or just cut the cord and fix myself.
December 4, 2017
Purchased
8 months ago
I have been over all happy with them.
I would recommend this to someone else, however it needed some adjustments. I purchased three of these nets, and every one of them had the tightening rope woven through the opening on both sides of the mouth so you could not open it without cutting off the metal washer, feeding the rope back through, and then re-weaving it properly. This was a pain. One of my nets the end of the rope has let go and we had to crimp it to itself, and so far that's holding well, but the nets are doing their job, and slowing my horses down considerably!
December 4, 2017
Purchased
8 months ago
Great nets
Nice bags but I wish they had a different closure on them. They are hard to handle with gloves on.
December 3, 2017
Purchased
8 months ago
Better than expected
Iâ??ve been using it for a couple of weeks and it appears to be good quality and stronger than I expected. Holds a small 50# bale easily with some room to spare. Hardware holds it closed so no need to tie anything. One bale per horse lasts about 2 days. Happy so far.
November 22, 2017
Purchased
8 months ago
It is large enough to hold two 80 lb bales I really like it
September 21, 2017
Purchased
10 months ago
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Using the full bale net for outside tubs in the paddock, and again, to reduce waste. Good investment. My horses are barefoot all year round so don't need to worry about concerns expressed in other reviews.
TRACY L on Sep 27, 2017
We chose this hay bale net in order to allow our horses to eat more naturally. Studies show that horses are healthier when they are able to eat consistently throughout the day. This keeps the gut healthier.
JANIE N on May 30, 2017
Using the full bale net for outside tubs in the paddock, and again, to reduce waste. Good investment. My horses are barefoot all year round so don't need to worry about concerns expressed in other reviews.
TRACY L on Sep 27, 2017
This puppy is huge! Super easy to load, too. If I leave for the weekend, I can leave a bale or two out for the kids to nibble on while I am gone. The neighbors don't have to feed for me; they just check to make sure all legs are attached and nobody is bleeding. ;-) I will buy another one.
Sally T on Aug 17, 2017
We chose this hay bale net in order to allow our horses to eat more naturally. Studies show that horses are healthier when they are able to eat consistently throughout the day. This keeps the gut healthier.
JANIE N on May 30, 2017
It had good reviews on the site and I'm always looking for ways to keep my horse healthier.
K. D on Jan 2, 2017
Have a mare that eats too fast and constantly. Hoping to try it if we need to be gone a couple of days since I can't leave her out on grass.
Sheryl T on Oct 18, 2016
These nets are great. I use them all the time and they hold up well.
PATRICIA P on May 12, 2016
Bought a couple to try in December. They are working out great so am buying more. The quality and price are great.
laura p on Jan 10, 2016
Good reviews
ELEANOR E on Jul 20, 2015
hay snacking ..hope it works
melinda c on Mar 4, 2015
This puppy is huge! Super easy to load, too. If I leave for the weekend, I can leave a bale or two out for the kids to nibble on while I am gone. The neighbors don't have to feed for me; they just check to make sure all legs are attached and nobody is bleeding. ;-) I will buy another one.
Sally T on Aug 17, 2017
It had good reviews on the site and I'm always looking for ways to keep my horse healthier.
K. D on Jan 2, 2017
Is this ok to use in my horses corral for slow feediinng or are they just meant for large areas?
A shopper on Oct 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The item can be used wherever you'd like however, it does hold an entire bale of hay.
Is there way to hang this feeder sideways, since I'd prefer to not use the open/close string for hanging it?
texanvet on Feb 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I believe this large slow feeder is meant to be put in a paddock, not hung up. I use the smaller hay nets to hang up. I actually ordered this bag for a friend and she has it in the horses paddock. I use the smaller hay nets in the stall. Good luck. Oh, the mesh is really strong though, so you might be able to figure out how to hang it.
What can I get to repair the holes, like a role of black twine, since I get a few hoes per month with 4 horses? thank you!
karla on Dec 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: People I know who use hay nets use baling twine for repairs. Any sturdy twine could also do the job.
what is the actual size of the net? I am on the west coast and have the larger three strand bales. Will this fit those?
A shopper on Jul 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: holding the top and hanging straight down, the net is about 6 feet in length. Stretching side to side (not holding from the top) the net measures about 3 feet wide. The net is very stretchy and I have plenty of excess room using 2 string bales. I often wrap baling string around the end closure to "shorten" the net so it fits the bale tighter. I put my netted bale in a short wide 50 gallon trough with holes drilled in the bottom in case it gets wet. I drilled two holes in each end and tie the net to the trough with baling string, otherwise the net ends up in the paddock as my horse pulls the hay out to eat. (I would rather keep the hay under the cover of the open stall rather than have the hay exposed in the paddock.)
I have three horses and feed coastal hay that is the reason for my question I don't want to put tons of coastal out and one pig out. Do the folks with multiple horses just put one bale out or two? I have two piggy ones and then one that is on the bottom of the herd. Just trying to decide if two would eat and then leave for him to get some.
A shopper on Dec 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have 3 horse and as pecking order goes, one is always working around the other two. Because this is a slower feeding process and horses are natural grazers for a majority of their day, mine don't leave these much. I have found that putting out two is best. I bring my horses into the corrals at night and turn them onto the feeders during the day. Their weight has stayed maintained and they come into the corrals at night easily, telling me they are getting what they need.
I have one horse, and was wondering on average, does it take to go through a bale of hay?
Mary F on Mar 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I bought these hay bags and i absolutely love them! Great quality products. They are large and i currently am using 35-40 pound square bales. For one horse, you would be looking at this size bale lasting two days. The bags i ordered have the 1.5" netting. Hope this helps. :)
what are the approx HxWxL measurements of the tough-1 slow feed square bale net?
Elizabeth L on Oct 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The feeder will hold a bale approximately 18" x 36" x 14".
How do you open it to put the bale in? Mine is closed on both ends, the rope is woven through in a way that will not allow it to stretch open....It looks like the only way to open it is to cut one end of the rope.
PL P on Nov 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The rope should be ran through a buckle of some sorts once you pull the rope through that buckle the end will open there is a spike like piece of metal in this buckle that kind of locks the rope in place I stand my hay bales on end and work the open end over the bale while it's standing then I'll drop the bale and work the net over th3 bale after tightening the rope again I'll run my rope through the ring on the opposite end and tighten it and pull the rope back this makes picking the bale up much easier i feed small square bales and can fit a bale n half in these haynets there is so much less waste and it helps prevent the horses from getting heaves from shoving their noses into the bales and inhaling the dust I've also have used ground stakes to help secure the haynet in one area makes it easier to track them down once empty lol if for some reason you're not finding the buckle that the rope runs through with the prong in the middle you might of unfortunately received a faulty bag I've ordered a total of 4 haynet in 3 years and am very happy with them I suggest to others to order from thia sight cause they're not as costly as other haynets available and last just as long also if still having issues contact customer service that might have a picture of the buckle that the rope runs through so you'll have a visual to help you understand 😊 Good Luck
After you get the bale of hay in the net and pull the string too tighten can the horses get their hooves in the end of the draw string?
A shopper on Nov 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If left ‘as-is’, yes a horse could get their hooves in the end of the draw string. You have to get creative with the end.
I would place the bale into the net and then remove the twine.
The Slow Feed Square Bale Net itself worked really well.
What is the size of the holes 1 inch or 1 1/2 inch?
Donna D on Apr 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: For sure they are NOT one inch holes. It has been quite some time since I purchased it but I recall they were regular 2" holes.
How do you safely secure the rope that closes the bag, if you want to put the bag out in the middle of a corral, rather than along the fence?
Travelcat on Oct 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Let me first say that this is a great product, I have always tied mine to the top rail on my no climb fence wrapping the long drawstring rope around the top pipe several times before tying it off.
unfortunately the net bags do stretch and my horses were using there hoofs to pulverize the nets to get more hay out which ripped up the net, wasted feed, and one day my paint horse had gotten his hoof inside a net section and was dragging the empty net around, luckily nothing happened and I caught it in time.
Currently I have my nets hanging from the top of my shade cover so the bottom of the net is at least 4 feet off the ground which is a two man Job. Once hung I place a galvanized feeder under it to catch the falling grass. I have also tied to the top of fence and let the hay bale/net just sit in a large feeder. Anything to keep it away from there feet. Hope this helps.
Do you discount purchases for humane society?
A shopper on Aug 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We do not have a specific discount for humane societies, but we usually have excellent general discounts going at any given time. We'd be happy to research current offers for you -- please call our Customer Care team for assistance. We are available 8AM-8PM weekdays, Eastern time at 888-653-0026.