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sonnie (sonnie)
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Post Number: 34
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Posted on Monday, October 01, 2018 - 12:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Has anyone tried one of these?
https://www.thehaypillow.com/
I have used a slow feed net,but this
looks interesting.

I would just be using it for a small pone

in his stall. (Doesn't wear shoes)

Thanks!
Nancy
MrPerfections (mrperfections)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 02, 2018 - 03:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Looks excellent.. I wanted to board at a place that used them, but they told me I couldn't if my horse was wearing shoes. So I couldn't board with them. But, wanted to. It's such a great way for getting horses to graze all day long. Just be careful of shoes I guess.
melg27 (melg27)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 02, 2018 - 08:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I use them for my mare. I prefer the hay chix hay nets but my barn owner finds the hay pillows easier to fill. I attach mine to the wall(very low to the ground so the pillow is flat on the floor) because if not, it ends up stepped on and in the manure/urine. The company does not advise doing this because the wear and tear is greater but I have to say that for the most part, they have held up well.
sonnie (sonnie)
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Post Number: 35
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Posted on Wednesday, October 03, 2018 - 10:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks so much for your input MrPerfections
and Melq27.
melq27 - I didn't even think of it
getting ruined that way. Something
to think about. I would have to attach
to the wall also.
memom (memom)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 03, 2018 - 03:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Id worry about getting hoof caught in it if attached to the wall.
"Don't wait for the storm to pass, learn to dance in the rain."(author?)MA
melg27 (melg27)
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Post Number: 323
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Posted on Wednesday, October 03, 2018 - 07:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I use an eye bolt tucked into the space made by one of the boards around the stall door .I have also used a plastic dome thingy you can get where you find door hardware/door stops. I just cut a slit in the plastic and slid it over the eyebolt so only enough protruded to get the double end snap in. Always a risk but in 5 years, no issues.
maresrgreat (maresrgreat)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 12:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thank you for posting about the hay pillow. My girl has recently had a choke from being a piggy and trying to inhale her second cut hay that I mix with first cut. The hay pillow looks like it will really help me get her to slow down. I am going to try one. I have always been against hay nets since I read of a horse strangling in one. If a horse can find a way to get into trouble he will. The hay pillow looks safe and just what I need right now for my piggy girl. Thank you so much for posting!!
jcluvhrses (jcluvhrses)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 08:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mares, there are proper ways to tie a hay net and if done properly they can not get it around their neck. I thought about the hay pillow but then it would have to be attached to something or I just know it would wind up in a pile of poop! So I decided to stick with the small hole hay nets. I've used them for 13 years now and have never had an issue safety wise....but then I know how to tie them properly too.
Everything is a choice.
maresrgreat (maresrgreat)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 11:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Jc i was taught how to tie a hay net when i was a working student a million years ago. I never saw anything bad happen with them either. I did read a post here years ago of a horse that lost his life from one. I like the idea of a hay pillow since zero chance of that as well as natural ground grazing. Those 2 things convinced me to give it a try. It could very well end up in the poop but I like it enough to try it. Ill let u know how it works out. So yeah hay nets are ok and serve a purpose I just like the idea behind the hay pillow. A little pricey but hopefully its worth it!
jcluvhrses (jcluvhrses)
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Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 07:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yes mares, repost how you like it please!! I am also worried my horse might flip it too close or under the electric fence.
Are you going to anchor it or just toss it out there?
Everything is a choice.
jcluvhrses (jcluvhrses)
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Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 07:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I was just reading the info. on them and it only holds 8lbs. of hay which is not enough for me. They also don't recommend they be used with a horse that wears shoes and not to anchor them except by putting a rock inside them. My guys barefoot but I can see an issue with putting a rock inside there if they grab the bag and lift it up and flip it around. I think I'll just stick with my small hole hay nets. I could buy 10 hay nets for the price of one of those pillows.
Everything is a choice.
maresrgreat (maresrgreat)
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Username: maresrgreat

Post Number: 6022
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Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:31 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hmmm... All very good points. Will have to think more on this one... My girl wears front shoes. She has been bolting and getting a choke every once in a while. I like that it looked like they could get hay without being frustrated. I was going to try it without a rock, just like it is. She is very good and "I think" would stand and eat it like the horses in the video. But can't be sure till I try it. I do need to slow her down right away though. That is my main objective here. I have electric tape fencing so not conducive to a hanging net. She usually just stands and eats and doesn't push her hay under, but again wouldn't know till I got it. I'd have to do refills with only 8 pounds but right now I've reduced her hay and she gets a lot of hay stretcher mashes along with frequent small hay feeds, until we sort this problem out, so I guess I am looking at it from a different perspective, until I get her stabilized again. She's been seen by vet and dentist recently, so hoping her problem gets resolved soon. Good points though for sure.
Rudy (rudy12)
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Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 10:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I use the hay pillows and love them. I did hear that they are not recommended for horses with shoes because they can get caught in the pillow. I have a few on the ground and a few hanging on the fence (3 horses together) and so far they are great!!

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