A wonderful size for the gone all day owner/boarder or a paddock paradise setup can be placed in a tub or left loose for entertainment! (no shoes with loose nets)
All NAG Bags help prevent digestive issues, colic, cribbing, ulcers, stall vices, inhalant allergies & boredom.
Grass sensitive horses / 24 hours - forage is always available with this size.
Reduces wasted hay and cleanups, hays stays in the bag
Makes for easy & quick feeding for any farm, barn or boarding facility
Horses are always performance or play ready!
All horses need to start with loose hay in addition to the nets for the first few days when introducing the slow feeding method. ( even if the horses have used slow feeders before.)
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 Mini's 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 the 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 re-introduce the NAG Bag - when you see them leaving the loose hay you know the net has been properly accepted, especially when starting with the nets in colder months. This even needs to be carried out even if your horse has used 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 lose 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!