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!
NibbleNet’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
How’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.
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.
- Slide hay into the top
- Snap the front and back dee rings together and hang.
- Secure the bottom of the bag using the third strap and dee rings.
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.