Slow Feed Hay Net

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Product Summary:

Slow Feed Hay Net

Save money and time! With small two-inch mesh holes, slow feed netting prevents waste and encourages feeding at a slower pace.


  • Small 2" mesh holes
  • Prevents waste
  • Slows feeding
Item Specifications:

40"L (Horse)

Style Item Number Model Number UPC
Baby Blue E006600 BBL 1024 BBYBLUE 40 5038083553453
Black E006600 BLK 1024 BLK 40 5038083048317
Blue E006600 BLU 1024 BLUE 40 5038083048294
Green E006600 GRN 1024 GREEN 40 5038083048324
Pink E006600 PNK 1024 PINK 40 5038083616103
Red E006600 RED 1024 RED 40 5038083048300

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Why did you choose this? Store
i'm hoping these are the same that i bought a couple of years ago. the net and drawstring (cord) are thick. we have 3 horses that abuse these every day. fingers crossed that they are the same.
karen r on Jun 12, 2019
I ordered the smaller bag so I can load up a days worth of hay in separate bags and give one in the morning and one in the evening. The slow feeding helps a lot with boredom as it imitates grazing not gulping.
Laurice C on Mar 12, 2019
i'm hoping these are the same that i bought a couple of years ago. the net and drawstring (cord) are thick. we have 3 horses that abuse these every day. fingers crossed that they are the same.
karen r on Jun 12, 2019
To control hay intake
G V on Mar 15, 2019
I ordered the smaller bag so I can load up a days worth of hay in separate bags and give one in the morning and one in the evening. The slow feeding helps a lot with boredom as it imitates grazing not gulping.
Laurice C on Mar 12, 2019
Ann G on Mar 12, 2019
because its better for the horses to eat slowly
lynn p on Feb 19, 2019
size of holes, encouraging reviews
Christine W on Feb 11, 2019
I wanted to try a slow feed haynet and these were priced low and had a good review
Debbie B on Jan 28, 2019
I have similar nets and wanted to try your's. The price was reasonable. The holes are 2 inch by 2 inch, which is enough to slow them down a bit without being overly frustrating.(They still have to eat!) Also must take into consideration that smaller holed-nets can cut horses' muzzles and noses when it's too hard for them to eat. I have noticed with friends' horses with the smaller 1' X1'' nets that their horses are much more aggressive with their hay nets, which get ripped up quickly.
Melody B on Jan 27, 2019
Been using them for years. Great product
Joan H on Jan 21, 2019
These bags are used at the horse rescue ranch where we volunteer and they work great.
Terry McCulloch T on Jan 8, 2019
Customer ratings
Dawn M on Jan 7, 2019
Wendy W on Dec 27, 2018
Good quality. I have 3 of these and have not had any issues with them.
wendy t on Dec 12, 2018
I hang these in my run-in sheds so that the horses do not have to stay inside the barn in inclement weather. I also use them when I need to put them in stalls to help keep them from being bored.
Elizabeth R on Dec 4, 2018
I put hay nets out in the pasture. I've lost a few black nets so decided to try pink for easier locating.
Elisa S on Nov 26, 2018
larger rope draw for easier tying and handling, lasts longer
Morgan on Nov 21, 2018
I need it
Shannon G on Nov 16, 2018
My horse likes to toss his hay everywhere, this saves money and slows him down.
Tara G on Nov 4, 2018
To replace hay nets in my slow feed hay feeders
Robyn P on Oct 25, 2018
My horses take longer to eat the hay waste less too
Charlotte R on Oct 20, 2018
Very strong, holds 2 to 3 big flakes and the holes are a true 2"x2" so my mare is actually able to get some hay out unlike some of the other slow feed hay nets she just gives up.
Kylie L on Oct 6, 2018
Purchased before and held up really well until my pony got a hold of it. GRRRRR I have to feed the pony with a big hole bag to keep her from having a temper tantrum and ripping bag apart. But she is so cute otherwise.
Kerry M on Sep 15, 2018
Keeps my hay off the ground when it's muddy.
SONDRA B on Sep 9, 2018
needed replacement
Dierdre O on Sep 2, 2018
in stall feeding ease.
tami d on Aug 30, 2018
Ginny K on Aug 24, 2018
For stalls and trailer. To save time before work.
lori d on Aug 14, 2018
Testing out feeder for an aggressive eater
Teri H on Aug 8, 2018
This is my third time buying these. They are simply the best. Hole size, quality of materials, and even the color, all just perfect. My Haflinger is very hard on these, and does manage to make a hole eventually. But these beat many others by a long shot. My Peruvian horse eats more daintily, and hers may last forever, lol.
Joann S on Jul 29, 2018
Needed it for my trailer
Virginia M on Jun 18, 2018
they really save on hay wastage. Plus with my schedule I fill about 10 bags and then put then out during the week. Saves time opening a bale and then filling it each night or morning.
Honey C on May 31, 2018
I use this net already, just needed one extra.
yvonne s on May 20, 2018
To keep stalls cleaner and to keep them grazing
Steve B on Apr 20, 2018
I use these for my horses regularly in the winter and the ones I have need to be replaced.
Karen G on Apr 5, 2018
To reduce waste
Lisa S on Apr 4, 2018
I'm hoping this is the same as the ones I ordered in 2014, which are still in great shape. With all the outsourcing, though, I'm concerned the quality may have decreased as I found when ordering from another hay net brand. I won't know until they arrive.
BROOKE T on Apr 3, 2018
Need an option the hay won't simply fall out of. I'd ordered an extra slow feed net, but the holes are too small. I'm hoping this will be right.
Lark T on Mar 16, 2018
I have used this brand for years. They are the best in my opinion.
Jean M on Mar 14, 2018
last one flew out of the back of truck
LISHA J on Mar 10, 2018
This is perfect for hanging in trailer for long trips.
Jeffrey M on Mar 1, 2018
Price was great
Lisa H on Feb 20, 2018
Diana Z on Feb 4, 2018
M. Christine H on Feb 3, 2018
Need a hay bag for overnight rides.
Hugo G on Feb 1, 2018
hard wearing
KATHARINE B on Jan 30, 2018
Good Reviews, Cheep Price
Dennis E on Jan 30, 2018
I love these I now have four. The feeders just have to hang a bag once a day and my horse has hay when he comes in for the night. I will now just have to set them up 2 times a week. Zeus loves to nibble his hay.
shaughsee on Dec 16, 2017
Need to slow my horse's hay consumption. Trying this one out.
Karen N on Dec 15, 2017
To try with my minis
Mary L on Nov 27, 2017
I chose this model because of the positive feedback. Wanted to give this brand a try. Great price!
PAMELA S on Nov 25, 2017
To control hay intake
G V on Mar 15, 2019
Ann G on Mar 12, 2019
how many flakes does it hold?
A shopper on Jul 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Approximately 14 lbs of hay. However, depending on flake size, this will vary.
I have a mustang and she will eat a hay net up, will this one hold up? Is the pink like the one in the picture?
A shopper on Feb 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I purchased several of these almost 2 years ago.....I have 6 horses and one mule....some are aggressive....the nets still look like new....
what brand is this one?
Lisa R on Oct 14, 2013
BEST ANSWER: I Ordered ThE blue A Few Weeks Ago. I Think The Tag Said Shires. But It WaSn't The Extra Small Hole. Also The Bag Holds Less Than SmartPak SloW Eater Bags, If You Are Familiar With Those.
(Sorry For ThE Caps My Phone HaS A Glitch)
I have a wild mustang and she will tear up a hay net so fast, Will this one hold up. Is the pink one pink like in the picture?
A shopper on Feb 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have some pretty destructive horses and mules. This feed net had certain held up to them. I bought the blue ones , so I don't know about the pink.
what are the sizes of the holes on this feeder?
tk123 on Mar 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 2 inches. Slow feed
how high do you hang your hay bags? if you are using them in the stalls- do you hang on the outside or in?
Ellie on Mar 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I hang the bag on the opposite corner from the waterer inside her stall. Feed, hay or water should be no higher than the horses own heart. I use the whole string to tie it up, that keeps my horse from getting her hooves or neck in it. She has better stall behavior than the horses that do not have a slow feed hay net.
What is the size of the holes on these nets?
Laura M on Sep 27, 2013

When I was researching slow feed nets, I believe I read that the size of this haynet's holes was 2 inches. Now that I have them, I can say that the holes are definitely much smaller than regular haynets and probably 2 inches though I haven't gone out and measured. I have been using them for a couple of months now and am very happy with them. My Fjords (VERY food oriented) used to finish their hay within 15 to 20 minutes with lots wasted under foot. Now the same amount of hay takes about an hour for them to eat and there is very little waste.
Does this hay bag have the metal ring at the bottom?
Bonnie J on Aug 28, 2013
No, these hay nets do not have the metal ring at the bottom. These hay nets are flat across the bottom, which allows more room for stuffing hay flakes. The nets with the metal rings, were the original slow feed hay nets with small holes and a ring at the bottom. I have 3 of those nets with the metal rings and I have not been able to find any more of them for purchase. These hay nets that State Line Tack sells, are made out of the same thick material and have the same small holes, but these hay nets hold more hay, they are bigger. I have tried other brands of slow feed hay nets, and they have had too large of holes and were made of very thin cording material which made it easy for my horses to pull their hay out quickly - not much better than a standard hay net. I have 10 of these State Line Tack slow feed hay nets and I am very happy with them, I use them every day.
how much hay does this bag hold? I purchased a slow feed hay bag that holds about a half a bale of hay but I don't remember the brand. These look the same, but I want to be sure. I bought the Weaver brand that have the bottom ring and HATE them, they have a smaller opening and are harder to fill. Thank you.
Brenda V on Sep 21, 2013
BEST ANSWER: About half a bale of hay,too. Depends of the hay sort you are feeding , more stemmier hay fits lesser good. But I have a trick to fill it very easy: get a square laundry basket and insert the hay net, it will widen it up and make it easy to fill cause it stays open! :-) good luck!
how long does the bag last?
Johan n on Jan 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This net stays in my horses stall. We fill it everyday with coastal, timothy and alfalfa, it holds a lot. She really likes her net and prefers it over eating her hay just thrown on the ground. It has held up perfectly even as many times as I have used it to soak and drain her hay. I have 2 of them thinking I would need it after she broke or chewed through the first one; I haven't needed the second one yet.
does it come with a hanger?
A shopper on Apr 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, you have to get some kind of device to attach to wall or hook. I use double end snaps because my horses' stalls have metal mesh dividers.
Would this be good to hang in the trailer for longer trips?
CYNTHIA M on Mar 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I purchased this item and I only use it in my trailer for long trips. I have large warmbloods and I have had a few break apart the twine a bit so they have bigger holes. Overall for the price of the item it has held up okay. I like that it keeps them occupied on the trailer.
Does this slow feed hay net have rings at opening like the tough-1 hay net? Being 2" shorter that the tough-1 should hold about the same.....maybe a little less? Is the material as strong as the tough-1?
Marlyn H on Dec 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It does not have rings, and I have replaced the blue rope at the top with a white one to make it easier to distinguish from the net. It is incredibly tough -- I attach it at 3 points to a big Rubbermaid bin, and my horse is rough on it, twisting & tossing it within the bin. It holds 10-11 pounds of grass hay, and keeps him happy for hours. I highly recommend it.
Would this hay net be suitable for a horse wearing a grazing muzzle? Just wondering if he'd be able to get anything out!
A B on Feb 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Hi, I wouldn't personally use both--I would use one or the other. This hay net has pretty large holes--I didn't measure them but there are nets with smaller holes out there. Once it gets back to being warmer and I am monitoring their hay more, I will go back to using a nibble net. (I think that is a registered name so you can look it up if you want to. I think there is another brand out there called "busy bag or "busy feeder". Hope that helps.

One other thing I just thought about--this is a super big hay net. You could probably buy two and double them up and it would slow him down. But I would forego the grazing muzzle and the net together--too frustrating for the horse.
how do you close the top?
Sharyn L. on Jan 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: We use it with the hay hoop. We love feeding.using the slow feeder. Less hay waste and it.keeps them busy. You can also close them by pulling up on the rope and.tie to your trailer.
Is the mesh on these bags elastic?
A shopper on Apr 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, the mesh is not elastic. I'm not sure what these hay nets are made of, but they are soft, pliable, and tough! I have had these nets for two years and they are still in great shape! No stretching, fraying or broken mesh! despite my draft horse attempt to destroy them! These are a great product! Don't be afraid to give them a try.
is this hay net made of cotton?
A shopper on Feb 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No. Not sure what it is but is very strong. Have had mine for over 7 years. Just now will have to replace one of my 6 bags. You won't be disappointed.
how high should hay net be hung?
A shopper on Oct 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Natural grazing position is best because it promotes ideal swallowing action and encourages more healthier chewing. Slower and relaxed chewing in a more natural grazing position reduces the risk of esophageal obstructions, choking, etc.... I always use one more net than herd count (3 horses=4 nets) I hang them from separate trees (set wood post if no trees are available) I use large eye bolts and large spring action clips that hang through the bolts. Thread your drawstring through the clip, wrap the string around the tree, then open the clip and secure tied end of drawstring over the hook end of the clip. The bottom of my nets hang no lower than 1ft. from the ground and no higher than the average chest height of my horses. I introduce my horses to the natural slow feed method with 2" then 1.5" down to 1" nets. If horses are easy keepers the 1.5" or 1" is best to use, but 2" would be the largest, regardless, in my opinion. Anything bigger than 2" is really not "slow feeding."
My horses have 24 hour access to their "filled" hay nets, water, and shelter that are located in the smaller pasture section.They are turned out daily to graze 4-6 hrs. in wide open pastures that are rotated weekly.
Since I want their hay to be available 24/7, I use nets that can hold up to a minimum of 3-4 flakes each. This size works well because 2 flakes/net/day seems to be sufficient during the prime grazing season here in Kansas. When winter hits and green pastures lay dormant, I load the nets with a minimum of 3-4 flakes each. My horses are content and relaxed.......hanging out, grazing from their nets during the hours they are confined to the smaller pasture. I am an absolute believer and advocate of any quality made "slow feed" net!
Good Luck! Rebecca from Kansas!
what are the sizes of these nets?
A shopper on Oct 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Hi , I use these daily and love them !! They hold 3,to 4 flakes of hay depending I how tight you pack them . These nets slow my horses feeding time , so they stay busy longer . For me if I pack tight flat flakes of hay into the nets it lasts longer than loose fluffy hay .
does this have the small metal rings at the drawstring?
sheila n on Mar 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No, it does not contain the metal rings, which is why I feel the price is lower for something that is non-essential. The quality is superb; I draw 3-4 loops of the drawstring contained in a double snap. I can then loop around a fence board or trailer connection and connect to holes in the hay net. Has served me well for many years with no failure. Also, this method eliminates the endless time-consuming knots and ties.
How much hay does this hold?
Teri E on Mar 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You can stuff at least 3 good size flakes in it. My horses actually get stressed out eating from these slow feed hay bags. I will not buy again.