Hay nets stop gorging, only allowing a few strands of your hay to be eaten at once and not huge mouthfuls.
Improves mental health
Slow feeder hay nets simulate grazing improving your horses’ physical and mental health - horses are supposed to eat 18-20 hours a day.
Reduces boredom in horses
Hay nets slow down hay consumption rate and replicate your horses’ natural grazing pattern.
Medical Benefits of Horse Slow Feeding
Reduces incidence of stomach ulcers and colic: Constant chewing allows sodium bicarbonate to be released in the horse's saliva therefore reducing risk of stomach ulcers by reducing the amount of HCI in the horse's stomach.
Great for Laminitic, IR, Cushings Horses: With hay available all the time, there is no insulin spike. Allows free choice/ low carbohydrate hay access all the time. Pasture hay is usually the best (but not ryegrass or clover hay).
How to put a GutzBusta Hay Net onto a Round bale of hay?
This would be one of our most commonly asked questions as I think people can be overwhelmed when faced with a brand new hay net and a round bale. We all want to put it on correctly, quickly and efficiently. I have created a very detailed video on how to do this with lots of options which you can click and watch here.
Slow Feed Hay Nets on round bales have been shown to reduce wastage by up to 46% so they are a very worthwhile investment.