Monday, March 12, 2012
Hay Net? YES!
This drives me crazy! We bought this roll of hay less than two days ago! It's amazing how fast my two horses can spread it! Lucy wasn't so bad, but Dixie, pictured here, literally SHOVELS the hay out onto the ground! And every day I either pitch it back onto their pile or over the fence for the cow. Either way, it's alot of extra work - and waste!
That's why I was so excited to have my husband lend a hand and learn about this hay net. It's made from heavy duty nylon fibers - comparable to hockey netting, treated with a UV protectant. Made in the USA, the company claims that it should last 5+years in outdoor weather conditions. They make all sizes, from square bales to round rolls, and the cinch is included. It is recommended that if your horse is shod (mine aren't) you should use a traditional hay ring as well as the net to prevent horseshoes from getting caught in the netting.
To use the hay net it's just a matter of encasing your bale or roll of hay in the netting and cinching it up.
As you can see, it's quite easy to use - especially with a friend.
Once the hay is in the netting, cinch the drawstring, stuff the extra rope into the hole and roll the hay over on top of the opening.
Then let the horses out. A slow feeder hay net will ensure less waste and inevitably save time and money.
We're sold! We'll be ordering ours today from www.cinchchix.com