Filling your net
Instructions for Filling a Small GutzBusta® Hay Net
Simply lay the empty hay net with its mouth wide open on the ground next to the biscuits of hay you wish to put in the net. Pull the netting up around the hay until it is totally within the net. Pull the drawstring up tightly and your hay net is filled in less than 20 seconds.
You can then hang the hay net up (for shod horses or horses that paw a lot), or if you want to throw it on the ground (only for unshod and regularly trimmed horses) then simply tie a knot at the base of the net and then untie the existing knot at the end of the drawstring. This then leaves the drawstring loose and free and unable to get caught up in feet and legs.
Step 1 - lay net beside biscuit
Step 2 - Open topside of net and put biscuit into net
Step 3 - Lift hay net up and push in any missed hay
Step 4 - Pull drawstring tight and GutzBusta® Hay Net is full
Voila! Hay Net secured
Filling a Medium GutzBusta® Hay Net
Start with 2 mediums and 1 bale of hay. To fill your medium quickly, simply put your bale up on its end and then pull the one net down over the bale towards the middle of the bale. (If using 1 medium, pull net over half the bale, then lay it back down and cut the strings to release hay). To fill 2 Mediums, flip the bale over and then repeat from the other end of the bale. Then let the bale drop to the ground so you have both strings of the bale face up to you. Open up a gap between both end of the nets at their drawstring edge to give you clear access to both twine strings on your hay bale before cutting the string. Once you have opened up a good gap between the 2 nets and have access to the twine strings, carefully cut the strings.
This effectively fills both nets.
Grab and pull out the baling twine strings, flip each filled net up and pull the drawstring of one hay net. Then flip up the other hay net with hay inside and pull up the drawstring. Your 2 GutzBusta® Medium Hay Nets are then full, quickly and easily. You can then hang your hay net up, or if you want to throw it on the ground (only for unshod and regularly trimmed horses) then simply tie a simple knot at the base of the net, then untie the existing knot at the end of the drawstring. This then leaves the drawstring loose and free and unable to get caught up in feet and legs.
Because our hay nets are a square-holed pattern and not diamond, it doesn’t matter if you have 1 biscuit of hay or the hay net is chock full of hay. Either way your horse can eat out of the hay net as the holes don’t collapse down on each other like the diamond pattern hay nets do.
How to fill a Medium GutzBusta® Slow Feed Hay Net
This is our most popular and versatile size, suitable for the float, stable or paddock. A great size net for overnight or all day. Easily filled due to very wide opening. Long draw string to hang anywhere, or tie up to safe objects.
Step 1 - Tip your small bale on end and pull net down over bale towards ground
Step 2 - Flip bale over 180 degrees
Step 3 - If you have another medium net, then pull this down over the end of the bale
Step 4 - Lay bale down and open up a gap between both nets and cut the strings
Step 5 - Tip up each net and pull drawstring firmly to secure hay within your GutzBusta® hay net
Filling a Large GutzBusta® Slow Feed Hay Net
Large GutzBusta® Hay Nets have a new design and are now super easy to fill. No other slow feed hay suppliers in Australia make their larges the same. These nets now open right up and you can fill from the long side of the bale, instead of trying to pull your hay net down the entire length of the bale.
Simply place your bale on the ground, open up your hay net and place over the bale length ways. Pull the net right down to ground level so the drawstring is at ground level. Then flip the bale over 180 degrees. Pull up any loose netting and then pull up your drawstring to take up any slack. You can then cut the twine strings from around your bale (be careful not to damage the net while cutting strings), or you may wish to do this after you have the bale in place where you want to put it. Your Large Hay Net is fill in about 10 seconds or less.
If you are leaving your bale on the ground or tied low (for regularly trimmed unshod horses only) then tie a new simple knot at the base of the net and untie the knot at the end of the drawstring. This then leaves the drawstring loose and free and unable to get caught up in feed and legs. If you are hanging the bale up, then you may or may not wish to tie a knot at the base of the net. You can then hang your net up
Due to the square pattern of the holes, the holes don’t collapse down on themselves and therefore the horses can always eat out of the holes. Diamond shaped holes can close up and the horse find it increasingly difficult to eat out of the nets as the hay amount gets less.
How to fill a Large GutzBusta® Slow Feed Hay Net
Also VERY EASY TO FILL if you are feeding from round bales or the large export bales (8x3x4’s/8x3x3’s) as the mouth opens VERY wide (1.3m+) so you can easily fill the net with hay and not waste your hay.
Tie your hay net up for shod horses or horses that paw a lot.