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Re: Haynet clarification Re: [RC] stall rest - rwatts

<< To make the horse work harder to get hay out of a (cotton, hopefully)
haynet, try putting a one net inside another.>>

Another possibility (with less effort!) is to get a "trawler net".  It has much 
smaller holes, making the horse pick a little more (also making it nearly 
impossible to get a hoof through the net, though a shoe could get caught, 
horses being horses!)  Trawler nets, so named because they are made of the same 
cord and with the same knotting technique as fishing trawler nets, are of a 
much thinner cord than typical haynets, but it *is* nylon.

The only problem is that I have yet to see them marketed in the US.  I got mine 
from England (where I first ran across them).  I love them in the trailer (much 
less hay pulled and dropped on the floor).

<g> Of course, my cagey older horse tried to take his usual big messy 
mouthful--stopped, stared at the net, then turned and gave me the most 
*disgusted* look!

Rhonda Watts


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