Safety for shod horses or foals
GutzBusta use for small hooves or foals or Shod Horses
When using ANY hay net, always take note of the size of the horse, foal or ponies feet when using a hay net.
Most ponies feet are bigger than 4cm but foals and mini pony foals may not be. The last thing you want is your foal to get caught in a net.
Once your foals feet are larger than the net size then they are safe to be with a hay net at feet level like these 2 gorgeous stock horse babies.
Simple solution is to tie your nets higher until the feet grow big enough, or put the net in a box/container or hay ring feeder that the foal cannot get it's feet in to.
A good solid barrier to keep foals or shod horses away from the netting.
Another way to keep small feet or shod feet out of the net is to use a box such as this old peach box also shown below.
A Peach Box works well to separate feet from nets.
As you can see the image below illustrating tying your nets higher so foals cannot get their legs caught
To keep foals feet away from the nets until their feet a larger than the hole sizes, tie your nets higher.
Hay Nets tied higher for shod horses.
Medium GutzBusta® Hay Net tied higher for shod horses.
A hay ring like this is also great for keeping horses hooves away from the round bale hay nets
Hay tied higher for shod horses
Hay Huts work great with GutzBusta® Slow Feed Hay Nets for both weather protection and keeping hooves away from nets.