These make a fantastic addition to any trailer. They can be soaked before trailering - adding moisture and reducing dust.
Also great for horse shows, keeping your horse occupied during tack up, and keeps horses from pawing trailer.
Also for miniature donkeys and ponies.
Not just saving you time but keeping them content without the risk of ulcers, colic & cribbing.
Note: Make sure to never soak any longer than an hour & let the nets drain out totally before loading. You do not want a slippery wet trailer floor. If the soaked hay is not all consumed within the next 6 hours please discard.
All horses need to start with loose hay in addition to the nets for the first few days, when introducing the slow feeding method.
We like to see average sized horses start with 1.5-inch netting, as this size allows your horse to graze easily from the net. After time some horses master the 1.5-inch hole and now consuming his or her hay fairly fast, this is the only time we suggest or recommend a 1-inch net hole size, but best to add a more fibrous hay type as this will also slow down the consumption of hay to a slower rate. Ponies and Minis do very well right away with the 1-inch netting.
All bags do not need to be filled to their full capacity & can be left loose on ground if there is no shod or horned animal.
We have many customers that do not use hay nets or round bale nets all summer. Please remember you must feed some loose hay for a period of time when you reintroduce the NAG Bag - when you see them leaving the loose hay you know it has been properly accepted, especially when beginning to use the nets in these colder times. This even needs to be carried out if your horse has had this system last year or last month.
Remember that starving a horse out with only a flake of hay in the AM and PM is not going to help them loose weight! It only causes stress, ulcers and may cause other habits that form with this feeding practice. It’s the hay that needs to be corrected. Then it can be fed all day 24/7 and you will see many changes physically and emotionally!