Tough-1 Slow Feed Square Bale Net

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Product Summary:

Tough-1 Slow Feed Square Bale Net
Made from nylon, the Tough-1 Slow Feed Hay Net features 2" x 2" openings to help slow down consumption while creating less waste. It's perfect for use in dry lots or in arenas where you want to keep your horse busy. Dimensions: 66"L x 48"W when stretched out (width while un-stretched is 22"W).
  • Slow feed
  • Use in dry lots or arenas
  • Not recommended for horses wearing shoes 
Item Specifications:
Holds full bale
Style Item Number Model Number UPC
Black E013360 BLK 72-4802-2-0 688499541244
Royal E013360 RYL 72-4802-4-0 688499541251

Product Reviews by Customers

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Great Hay net for feeding bale of hay.
Works great to feed a bale of hay over a weekend while away...super easy to fill, tie and carry... Love these! I have 3 now! Will buy more this winter. Good price too. They last for a long time...
August 3, 2018
9 months ago
Good for horses
When I turn out my horses, I use this hay net to make the hay last longer, and as an added bonus, it keeps the hay from blowing away. I use four carabiners to clip the filled hay net into a shallow trough, which holds it in place and keeps it off the ground. Makes hay last longer, which is healthier for horses. Sturdy and large enough to hold a small square bale.
June 28, 2018
3 months ago
Extremely durable
My gelding eats anything and everything ! ... I'm confident this net is lasting beyond my expectations ! I know my gelding is eating slower and more often ... healthy !
May 5, 2018
7 months ago
Too big for small bales
It would be helpful to know the size bales this net holds. It is way too big for my smaller bales & too expensive to ship back! Also once the twine is cut, the bale expands incredibly. To use with shoed horse one could hang it laterally. I will have to find a local buyer as shipping costs are prohibitive.
April 6, 2018
5 months ago
It works and it slows them down just enough.
February 25, 2018
7 months ago
holding up well to outside weather and the horses.
tricky to get a bale inside with just one person, but I finally figured out a method--with bale on its side slip the net over one end and up about 1/3 -1/2 way under the bale, then when set bale on end can pull it up the rest of the way.
hardly any hay goes to waste.
January 15, 2018
9 months ago
Great Product overall
Excellent Product quality and design.
I can easily put 2 square bales in one net. I put the bales up on end, slide the net down and over then cut the twine.
Only criticism - holes aren't small - greater then 2" but it doesn't make a difference.
I put my hay nets in an open wooden box in a run-in shed. When the horses finish a net they throw it out of the box.
There is no chance of a horse's hoof getting caught as the drawstring closely tightly.
December 27, 2017
9 months ago
I was initially pleased with it as it was plenty big and easy to put on, however, I have used for about 1 week and there is already a hole in it. Not happy with that.
December 21, 2017
9 months ago
Big hay net, not very well made
I was excited to get a bigger hay net. However, my other hay nets last so must longer (the quality). But yes a whole bale did fit into it.
September 27, 2017
over 2 years ago
Great quality Great price
This hay bag fit my whole square bale then some. The slow feed is nice makes the bale last a lot longer with little to no waste. It is heavy-duty and made very well easy to fill and tighten. I would definitely recommend this to others and I would buy it again.

Durability: 5
March 22, 2017
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for when traveling and need a slow feeder
Greta P on Aug 26, 2018
Can't wait to try it! Nice price!
ALBERT H on Apr 28, 2018
for when traveling and need a slow feeder
Greta P on Aug 26, 2018
Trying to set up a slow feed system to keep new horses feeding for at least 2-days now that winter is coming. One horse is a very aggressive eater; one is easy/slow to feed . Slow feeders are trial and error and this is affordable for experimentation. Less expensive than the Freedom full bale feeder.
Teri H on Aug 26, 2018
Can't wait to try it! Nice price!
ALBERT H on Apr 28, 2018
Need to save hay waste
Heidi S on Mar 2, 2018
My horses waist a lot of hay.
Tina T on Aug 22, 2017
thought id use this while i was camping
PAULA E on Jun 24, 2017
GWEN H on Nov 24, 2016
Good prices, excellent value. Works to contain hay and very durable. Easy checkout.
LeArda M on Apr 2, 2016
needed a large bag for bale
jane t on Oct 6, 2015
reasonably priced and will compare it to the Freedom Feeder for durability.
Terri H on Sep 25, 2015
horses wasting hay and needed a solution to keep them from peeing on it and slow them down. works great .
James S on Aug 3, 2015
Hopeful this 'Slow Feeder' will allow me to be able to leave for a couple of days and not have to ask the neighbors to feed, as they are NOT horsey-people. The neighbors are OK with checking on the horses by giving out a treat and filling the water trough, as they don't have to get in the actual pasture with the horses. Happy Horses, Happy Neighbors and Happy Me!
Rita T on May 7, 2015
The 40" nets work great but these large bale size ones will save me tons of time stuffing bags.
JANICE T on May 5, 2015
to fit a full bale of hay for feeding in a feeder
SHARON H on Jan 25, 2015
need to put extra weight on an older horse who is stabled.
Suzann K on Dec 14, 2014
Needed a slow feeder for outside. Liked the size of openings
JOAN W on Dec 2, 2014
The bags will help my horses eat slower and not waste so much hay. I do go to Seattle and sometimes I don't make it back in time for their night hay feeding. This bay will ensure they always have hay.
Stephen M on Nov 27, 2014
Trying to set up a slow feed system to keep new horses feeding for at least 2-days now that winter is coming. One horse is a very aggressive eater; one is easy/slow to feed . Slow feeders are trial and error and this is affordable for experimentation. Less expensive than the Freedom full bale feeder.
Teri H on Aug 26, 2018
Need to save hay waste
Heidi S on Mar 2, 2018
Do you hang these, tie them to a fence or leave them on the ground?
Kim P on Jan 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: if you just put them in the stall on the ground, be sure to make sure they do not get their shoes caught in them since it did happen to my horse and she went running with it attached to her. horses can get their shoes caught on it easily. you could tie them to something if you want them to stay in one area or place. You can try to hang them on the fence if you wish, would probably have to be a strong sturdy fence since bales are heavy
I'm concerned that a shod horse that paws at bag could get back of shoe caught on webbing. Has anyone experienced this hazard?
JoAnn C on Jan 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You are right to be concerned. Most slow-feed hay net manufacturers put a warning on their product that says it's not safe for shod horses or horses that are blanketed (buckles can get caught in webbing). This hay net in particular is made like a crocheted style with just loops. The squares aren't fastened and a horse could open the loop up to a width of more than 8 inches easily. They paw at these hay nets and could easily get a foot and most of their face through the loops. I bought one but am sending it back. We have used the Bale Buddy slow feed hay nets for round bales successfully but our horses are not shod.
I am searching for the smallest opening on a full bale slow feeder?
Judy M on May 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This IS NOT what you are looking for. The horses can open the squares in this feeder to fit their whole head in. I bought a Bale Buddy feeder with the 1 inch secured openings that holds a bale and it works really well. I wanted to return this feeder but it cost more to ship it back than what I paid for it so I kept it but have never used it as a hay feeder.
Will this fit a 3 string bale of hay?
Jeremy J on Sep 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Was even able to stuff 2 bales in one of them. But that was more work than it was worth. Another note: They learned to chew holes in the netting. Ugh!
I am looking for a place to buy the smallest opening full bale slow feeder?
Judy M on May 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The net "squares" measures measure 2 inches. So it is a "slow feeder". I will say that once the horses figured out how to eat from the 'bale', they did get very the entire bail ate within what I thought was a short period of time for two horses (while we gone, and other people were checking in on them). Two bales (each in their own bag) lasted less than two days, while we were gone - once they got the hang of it. I finally went back to having some one come every morning and every evening to do chores for me. Horses are just too damn smart sometimes. Ha-ha
Have the bags been improved in the last year so they hold up longer?
A shopper on Nov 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have purchased 10 to 12 of these hay nets on 3 separate occasions during the past 18 months or so. The first batch purchased in April 2016 were by far the best and strongest. They lasted about 9 to 12 months before needing replacement. I purchased the second batch in January 2017, but I noticed these had thinner netting material and the knots were not as tight. As a result, the nets quickly stretched to about double the original intended size and the horses were able to make big holes in the netting material with most of the nets needing to be replaced in 4 to 6 months. The last batch was purchased in July 2017 and there was a noticeable difference in quality of the netting material which was about 1/3 the size of the first batch and 1/2 the size of the second batch. Although the knots were tight like the first batch, the horses were able to rip through the inferior netting material in 3 to 4 weeks. So my experience tells me the quality of the hay nets is getting inferior, not better over the past 18 months. I complained to Tough One about the noticeable drop in material quality and they responded they are checking with their supplies. I have not heard back yet and am disappointed.
what measure ments is this hay bag?
A shopper on Nov 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Dimensions: 66"L x 48"W