Has anyone ever used one of these 15 gallon Fortex rubber feed tubs with a hay net? I’d like to do something like the Hay Burners Equine Tub Toppers somehow.
Their muck tub topper looks like there would be a little too much hay net in the 15 gallon rubber tub since it’s made for a 17.5 gallon muck tub that is 17in high and 21in across. Whereas the 15 gallon rubber tub is 14.5in high and 26.25in across. Also not sure if the rubber tub would tear if I tried to drill/cut into it to secure a tub topper?
I was thinking as alternative that I could just put a big normal hay net around the 15 gallon rubber tub but was worried about what I’d do with the excess tie string. Also don’t know if this would be a huge pain since I board so it wouldn’t always be me filling it.
Trying to stay with this kind of ground level hay feeder since my horse is barefoot so I’d like her to eat off the ground for her back/neck. I have tried the Kiwi Helix feeder which is somewhat similar to the Portagrazer but she hated it. Thoughts on either of the two ideas with the big rubber tub? Normally would use a Tub Trug but they seem to get brittle & break in the winter so it probably wouldn’t work since my horse would definitely chuck it a bit.
Edit: Currently thinking about just putting the rubber tub inside a normal hay net, replacing the pull cord with a piece of rope, and then tying the net shut with a non-jamming knot. Thinking an Alpine Butterfly Bend knot since it looks relatively easy to tie even with gloves and can still be untied after the knot is untied (ex after the hay net & tub get thrown).