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 your animals feet.
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.
There are many ways to keep their shod hooves out of the net:
You can use a box like an old peach box or a hay ring to keep their hooves away from the hay nets. Click here for other safety ideas and things to consider when using slow feed hay nets with your horses or livestock.
Another simple solution is to tie your nets higher until the feet grow big enough.
Another option is using Hay huts. They work great with GutzBusta® Slow Feed Hay Nets for both weather protection and keeping hooves away from nets.
When considering buying a slow feed hay net, there are many factors to take into account. Please click here for more information on taking into consideration the type of hay you are feeding, quality of the net, chosing the right size, shoes and youngstock, customer ideas and ingenuity.