Hi… I need to know more about these as they may be the thing to slow down my mare eating her night check hay. I’ve read a lot of reviews and only found two horror stories (mini got a hoof stuck in it; horse broke it and got his jaw stuck in it.)
So… have you used these, how much do they hold, are they easy to fill, etc.
She is shod, so hay pillows are out. Hay nets do. not. work. She yanks on them and hurts her neck. I need something super easy for the night check guy to use. If using hay balls, they would be prefilled and he could just put them in the stall.
Mare is now IR and needs to have her hay cut back a bit. The barn is generous with hay during the day, but they feed 2 flakes off a 2 string bale at night check (8 p.m., and no more hay until 6:30 a.m.) When we cut it to 1 flake a few years ago, mare ended up with ulcers.