Mom has been raving about her cinch net ever since she got it. I mean three blog posts on it in four days? Yeah, she's happy with the product.
I couldn't call her without her raving about the damn net, so I finally caved and bought one. The horses have had it all of three hours and are still working on it.
We tried tying it to the fence, but decided that wasn't such a good idea. Mom ties hers into her feeder, but we don't have a sturdy structure to tie into. Hopefully this summer, we'll get a hitching post put up and then we'll see if we can tie into that.
After horse sitting for our neighbors last week and using their Nibble Nets, I can honestly say the cinch net is much, much easier and faster to use. In fact, it was so easy that Jay and I are playing with the idea of picking up a second net so we can rotate. It will come in very hand on mornings when we're both running late and have to be in early - we can just throw the pre-filled bag into the pen and pick up the old one.
My guys went through a good amount of hay the first couple of days, but definitely showed a preference for the hay net over the loose stuff. Now they have settled into a 'less that usual amount' and I almost always find some left with them off star-gazing. They have cut back the amount by about 1/3. I have mostly easy keepers so this has been fantastic - besides it changing their whole demeanor at feeding time. They casually walk up to their bowls for their mash, then walk off again; no more wrestling around the hay feeder. They just seem more 'peaceful' all the time. Sooo glad I found this particular net!
Now I have posted on your blog about it.
Bionic Cowgirl a.k.a. Mom
Mrs Mom told me to get one a while ago, but I thought it would be a pain in the butt. I shoulda listened to her.
It looks good... pity we have the big round bales here.
PS I love the birdsong in the background of the video :-)
Good to know. I have a porta-grazer and NibbleNets. Just gave my girls some Nibble-N-Go nets. I'll check out this cinch net. I'm always looking for ways to slow down feedings.
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