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SmartPak Small Hole Hay Net

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Feed your hay smarter with the SmartPak Small Hole Hay Net! With smaller openings than an average hay net, this hay net restricts access to the hay inside so your horse will slow down and enjoy his hay longer, and you'll have a whole lot less waste. Ideal for travel, as you'll have to fill up less frequently, and your horse won't leave as much behind. Also great for horses who need limited access for dietary reasons.

Favorite Features

  • NEW design, 2x wider opening to make loading hay a breeze!
  • 42" Diameter
  • 3 1/2 cm holes for restricted access to hay

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SmartPak Small Hole Hay Net is rated 4.382289416846652 out of 5 by 463.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome small hole hay net Perfect hay net for my easy keeper/fast eater. This slows him down a bit and keeps him entertained. I use it everyday, feeding 3x/day and it has held up very well.
Date published: 2016-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Barn Must Have! I use this haynet everyday for my mare. I hang it in her stall at night to minimize the amount of hay she throws around her stall and then won't eat. And then I use it in her turnout paddock so she has something to nibble on while she's out, and it keeps the hay nice even in snow/slush/mud. The small hole net is wonderful because it doesn't let much hay fall out and make a mess. The only negative I've found is that the twine of the net isn't the hardiest and starts to separate after a little while.
Date published: 2016-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these hay bags. Bought these a couple months ago and I really like them. They are made stronger than some of the others I've used & the holes are smaller so it keeps them occupied longer. :)
Date published: 2016-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best hay net out there, hooves down! I have a very easy keeper, who thinks he is starving all of the time. I bought this hay net to extend his munching time. I love this hay net! The wider opening really helps in loading hay into, its a breeze! The longer rope allows me to tie it off a rail and best of all, my horse has to concentrate on eating instead of being a vacuum. He doesn't appear to be in "starvation" mode at feeding time. Hooves down, love this product!!
Date published: 2016-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does the work This one has openings really too small for my horse to stick his foot in, which he was doing on a regular basis before. Seems strong enough to last for 2 days, we'll see how it fares long term.
Date published: 2016-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect amount of hay, you can also load less if y This is the 2nd set of hay nets I have purchased, the 1st set was around 3 years ago, so they last plenty long. I prefer to leave hay for my horses, but don't want them to eat too fast!
Date published: 2016-01-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Small hole hay bag Hay bag is durable but I hoped it would slow my mares eating down and it did not
Date published: 2016-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Work great, last longer. Just hung these up on my fence mounted metal hay bag holders (sorry don't remember name ) but they fit great and hold up longer than the less expensive ones. I had bought one before the sale to test it out and it has held up at least twice as long as the less expensive ones. Worth the extra couple bucks.
Date published: 2016-01-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Durability I'm a little disappointed; the horse has been able to rip/enlarge the openings rather easily and I have had to repair the net 4/5 times already. It holds a good amount of hay though and is relatively easy to fill. In a pinch, I would recommend this product while pursuing other alternatives.
Date published: 2016-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect purchase for my boys recovery After impaction surgery introducing hay super slowly back to my boy. Needed a way to slow done how quickly he loves to eat his hay and this works perfectly. A flake takes him 3 hours to nibble through.
Date published: 2016-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent to slow down the consumption of hay and to keep it off the ground
Date published: 2016-01-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Saves Hay Waste This hay net does prevent waste of hay being pulled out and put on the floor but my horse gets rather frustrated because he can't get the hay out and then gets really unsettled. It is a good product, just realize what you are getting into and that your horse may get frustrated with not being able to get more than a string of hay at a time.
Date published: 2015-12-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The quality is lacking, and it looks like it will fray easily.
Date published: 2015-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Haysaver This is a great hay net for the trailer, greatly reducing the amount of hay ending up on the floor!
Date published: 2015-12-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Loved at first, but the honeymoon wore off These are easy to fill and hold a good amount of hay. I loved that the openings were much smaller than the standard 2"x2". This really slowed my mares down....until the nets started falling apart. The nylon frays and breaks, the knots come undone, and the next thing you know, there is a perfectly sized hole that their entire muzzle fits though.I spent a lot of time doing patch work with baling twine, but I'm replacing these as soon as I can.
Date published: 2015-12-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great net! I bought these nets to help eliminate a mess on the ground, they are great! It take 5-6 hours for the horses to eat what used to take half hour. I would highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2015-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite I now have 5 of these so I can preload them. I think 1 time a knot came out but just retied. I use a carabiner or clip to loop around a post. Holds plenty of hay, several flakes. I drape it over a garbage can & it holds the opening so I can load at ease. Love these.
Date published: 2015-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My kind of hay net This net is big enough to hold 2-3 flakes of my hay and has a sturdy draw rope. I like a "flat" bottom like this one has instead of a ring at the bottom. I liked it well enough that I'm buying another. I just wish there were other color choices besides black.
Date published: 2015-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this hay bag! Well made product, easy to use. Keeps my horses happy and occupied while saving on hay- no wasted hay anymore!
Date published: 2015-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well made Quality better than others I have bought. Also a little longer so flake fits in without having to fold it over. Tie cord at the top is good quality but too thin. Would be better if it was 3/8 inch instead of 1/4 inch. The ends of the cords eventually start to fray and it would be nice if someone would sell replacement cords. The replacements I try from a hardware store are not good.
Date published: 2015-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from money saver. My horse Ranger is a hay hound. Loves coastal but would rather spread it everywhere looking for the choicest strand while the "get to later" strands blow away. This product ensures he gets almost every single strand at a nice slow, steady pace.
Date published: 2015-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I wanted I've been meaning to try 'slow feeding' for a while now, and I am only sorry I didn't pony up for these hay bags sooner! I have two ponies, one of whom eats like a 16 year old boy and the other who disdains hay once it touches the ground because, well, reasons. The pig is frustrated by the bag, but it really, really slows his eating down, and wonder! of! wonders! the picky eater LOVES to pull a few nibbles at a time and now EATS his hay instead of stomping on it and glaring at me. I bought four of these, two for stalls and two for my trailer. No question, LOVE THEM.
Date published: 2015-11-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Falls apart Sadly super disappointed in this bag! I bought over 15 of these between the two farms and I must say, don't waste your money! The big issue is that the knots on the body of the bag fall out. The poly fiber rope is of poor quality also. I spent lots of time last year fixing these bags- until I found these: http://www.bigdweb.com/Hay-Net-Slow-Feed/productinfo/67307/These other haynets are much more resilient and have held up next to the Smartpak nets year for year and still look brand new. Also, you can get them on sale for $6- yes, $6.00 that's it! They have rings that are heavy duty, they are a bit smaller, but hold enough for my guys. Smartpak, can you please get these other ones?
Date published: 2015-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hay next I bought this slow feeder for a horse that when fed finishes fast. This hay net has worked well for his as it always allows grass to be placed in the net so he can graze during the day.
Date published: 2015-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First time User I have always wanted to try this product. My horse was eating hay faster than I could put it down. This really slows him down and his evening ration of hay lasts all night. I wish it came in bright colors though...black nets are hard to find in the pre dawn Am feed. Thinking of getting another for the day hay ration too.
Date published: 2015-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Hay Bag Love it, love it, love it. The horse does not waste all that hay in the trailer and the net is much more durable then the trailer hay bags. Was so impressed that I ordered 2 more.
Date published: 2015-11-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from so far, so good i've been using this hay bag almost daily for 3-4 weeks. it opens super wide, so it's easy to fill. my horse is a chow-hound and so far no open holes or damage. feeds slowly which was my goal.
Date published: 2015-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best hay net This is the only hay net I've found that really prevents my mare from inhaling her evening flakes within an hour. The tie rope is nice and sturdy, and so far it's held up better than her past nets, which she's very rough on! Definitely would recommend this as a go-to hay net, over other nets or bags.
Date published: 2015-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works very well This hay net is fantastic. It keeps the floor of my trailer much cleaner and still allows the horses to access hay during the entire trip (6 hours) instead of finishing and wasting hay in 2 hours!
Date published: 2015-10-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from poor quality bought this to use on my trailer for trail rides this fall. First time I used it my horse ripped a large hole in it within 20 minutes. not durable at all.
Date published: 2015-10-06
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