We saw this comment from someone online in a forum, so thought we’d offer some tips.
When introducing a slow feed hay net, its imperative the net is introduced correctly. Horses that are hungry may become frustrated and quit trying to get the hay from the net. You will need to provide loose hay (or feed some hay in the usual way you used to) while introducing the slow feed hay net to your horse. By doing this it gives your horse time to explore the net and work out how to graze from it, while they have some hay in their belly. If you find your horse is still having trouble you may need to go to a larger hole size for a while. Just Grazin Custom Nets® have the traditional slow feeding 4x4cm size netting, along with the larger 6x6cm netting and also the smaller 3x3cm, so there are many options to choose from.
Feedback we received from one customer who purchased a 4cm net – at first her horse got frustrated and would always put a hole in the net, she fixed it, but he’d do it again, basically making his own 6cm net. So she tried him with a 6cm net, the frustration stopped and he stopped putting a hole in the net. After several months using the 6cm net she tried the 4cm again and this time he accepted it, without frustration and without trying to wreck the net.