Reviews



NibbleNet

Slowfeeder
Click to watch the Slow Feeder ShootoutVideo!

Horses and mules are made to eat slowly and continuously all the day through. Feeding once or twice a day can lead to problems.  In 2013 TrailMeister produced the “Slow Feeder Shootout” where we tested three leading tyles of slow feeders to see how they work. To see how these equine slow feeders handle long term use here’s a full review of the NibbleNet!

 

 

nibblenet6NibbleNet’s Claim: – “Our unique webbing grid is the best material for slow-feeding. This special webbing is custom woven for us. It is strong, yet soft and will not get stiff and hard with years of
use.”

 

 

 

 


nibblenet8How’s it Work?

We tried the Double-Nibble 6” deep style. One side has 2” square holes and the other has smaller 1.5” openings, for a slow and slower choice in feeding. Horse owners can regulate how fast their animals eat by choosing the hole size best suited.

Advantages:

Sturdy: The NibbleNet is heavy duty – after a year of regular use both in the barn and on numerous trailhead camp trips the NibbleNet still looks like new with no noticeable wear on the strapping/

Easy to Fill: The top of the NibbleNet has a wide opening that is easy to stuff several flakes on hay into.

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Using the NibbleNet: It’s as easy as 1-2-3

  1. Slide hay into the top
  2. Snap the front and back dee rings together and hang.
  3. Secure the bottom of the bag using the third strap and dee rings.

nibblenet4The Verdict:

After using the NibbleNet for a year we’re impressed and the NibbleNet regularly finds its way into the trailer for trailhead horse camping trips.

The sturdy, heavy, duty construction has held up to two aggressive, and occasionally, destructive horses that have destroyed lesser hay bags/ hay nets.

You can learn more about NibbleNets HERE.

  • Stacy and Rich Livermore

    We have Nibble Nets in our stalls and use them in the winter to help the horses pass the boring days when it’s rainy and nasty outside. They work great. Often, we feed loose hay on the floor as well, and the horses still go for the Nibble Nets first, as though it makes them happy to peck through the odds and ends coming out of it. We’ve used them while camping, too. The only disadvantage is that the horses are not feeding in a natural position, and one of our horses almost strikes like a snake to get hay out of the nets. That can’t be good for his neck in the long run, thus the loose hay offered on the floor as an alternative.