It is a perfect small bag for easy keeping miniature horses, young goats, sheep & mini donkeys, Rabbits, and chickens. Not just saving you time, but keeping them content, with forage lasting longer. A cleaner environment, without the risk of ulcers, colic & cribbing. Place a few around the feeding area to promote movement.
All animals 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 a time, some horses master the 1.5-inch hole and now consume their 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 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 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 will not 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! See our hay page for more information.