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Gauging the Competition

Since Hay Burners Equine started up in 2014 we have experienced tremendous growth thanks to our loyal customer base helping to spread the word about our top quality products and customer service.  Since then the market for slow feed nets has gained a number of companies vying for a piece of the market.  Most are…

New Optional Shipping Insurance

  We have now included a check box for shipping insurance at Check out.   Sadly, as a small business we can no longer absorb the costs of lost/misdirected shipments.    All packages have $100 of shipping insurance automatically from the carriers so there is no additional charge.   Any shipment value over $100 is not covered…

Slow Feed Hay Nets – recent forum discussions

It appears there is sudden surge of misinformation (or misleading information) on the web forums concerning the use of hay nets causing teeth and gum issues.  The forum posts I have seen are not parts of any kind of official study and appear to be just assumptions made by a couple of individuals without any…

Websites to purchase our products.

We have been asked several times lately if we sell our slow feed nets on Amazon.  The quick answer is no.   The only platforms we sell our products on is our own website hayburnersequine.com and Etsy. We decided to quit selling on Amazon about 2 years ago as the seller fees were crazy high and…

Custom Net Requests

Custom Nets   We are frequently asked about making custom nets.  Hopefully the Q and A below will be helpful to you.   Do you make the net openings (mesh size) custom? No.  We offer 0.75″, 1.00″, 1.25″, 1.75″, 2.25″ and 3.0″  This is the largest range of mesh sizes in the hay net industry!…

Updated Web Site

Updated web site! One thing we dislike at Hayburners Equine is spending money frivolously.  We work very hard to watch every expenditure and test the expense against the added value it brings to the business and ultimately the customer.  It’s how we’ve been able to mitigate cost increases while facing ever increasing material costs and…

Tub Topper Tips and Tricks

We do suggest anchoring your tanks to a post/corral panel/tree if possible as horses love to toss them around. If none of the above works, a couple 50# bags (sealed bags) of sand work great and is much safer than blocks. The “tube” sand works great (these are found in snow areas and are used…

Basket Topper Tricks

Basket Topper Tips and Tricks If you have an ingenious horse that is breaking into the basket by lifting the elastic (most don’t but we do see a over achiever occasionally).  You can add extra ties along the side easily using bale twine/rope/string and a clip as shown below. Net draping over the side –…

Everyone loves a Sale!

Everyone loves a Sale! From time to time we get asked if we are having a sale.  A Black Friday sale is the most common question.  Our answer is no and for the following reasons. We maintain a modest profit margin and we are extremely busy.  Working 7 days a week and up to 12…

The Great 6 x 6 Round Bale Search

Recently we had a customer that had just purchased one of our 6×6 round bale nets reach out to us and state that our net was way too loose on his 6×6 bales.  Unfortunately, we were never able to find a 6×6 bale to use as a model.  So, when we are forced to size…

Shape Shifters

Over the years we have had a few customers reach out to us and say “I LOVE your hay nets and I just bought another and I think I received the wrong size”.  So, we look up the order history and typically see the same exact unit was ordered 2 or 3 years ago.   We…

Sharing information on understanding Carbs and NSC

I generally don’t promote other sites but I really felt this information was worth sharing.   Slow feed nets for forage as it slows the cycle of the NSC because it helps space out the forage intake.   The Impact of Carbohydrates on Horse Health

New Math

We did a blog entry entitled Simple Math a while back that illustrated how the use of hay nets for slow feeding will pay for themselves.  We also have all felt the pinch of higher prices at what seems every turn lately.  Gas prices, food prices, and don’t even get me started on lumber prices. …

Made in the USA – clarification

We get asked occasionally if our nets are Made in the USA.  I thought it was a good time to clarify what that really means in the eyes of the government. Made in America (or Made in USA), both mean the same thing.  In order for a product to be legally labeled as either one,…

Lets talk about hanging nets

Lets talk about hanging nets Hay Burners Equines’ regular nets come with a paracord draw string with cord lock, The idea of using the paracord it that its stays tied quite well. You simply pull the cords to close the slow feed hay bag with the cord lock, do a quick slip knot to lock…

Frozen nets

Frozen nets We get asked a lot about if our slow feed hay nets will freeze if they are used out in the weather, the answer to this is Yes, then can freeze. Most hay nets freeze when it gets super cold and they are damp or wet from rain/saliva/snow and are out in the…

Flexible Filly Muzzles

Changes to the Thinline Flexible Filly Muzzles. Thinline has discontinued the larger grazing hole 3.6 CM (1.44″) and is now offering only the smaller 2.5MM ( .984″ which is about the size of a quarter) as their standard product. The instructions on the muzzles tell folks to cut them larger if they want a bigger…

Veterinarian Approved…

Veterinarian Approved… More recently we have been getting customers reaching out to us saying their Veterinarian told them to purchase a slow feed hay net. For the most part this has been in a response to a diagnosis of ulcers. We applaud these veterinarians realizing the benefits of slow feeding in conjunction with the more…

Lets talk bag sizes

Lets talk about Hay Burners Equine LLC slow feed hay net bag sizes We have removed the word “bale” from most of the bag sizes, this word seemed to cause too much confusion even with the descriptions of which each size bag held for hay noted. Part of the underlying problem is hay bale sizes…

Be Better Prepared for Hay Shortages

Ask yourself, If you had 30% more hay in your barn would you have made it through the shortage this year?  When pondering the purchase of a slow feed hay net we usually focus on the health benefits to your horse, and that certainly should be your first priority.  But when you run out of hay, and many we know…

More ThinLine products and Review updates

We have added ThinLine muzzle halters and tie wrap covers to our product offerings – these new halters will help eliminate any concerns for rubs with the Flexible Filly grazing muzzles. Remember to get your muzzles for early spring – spring grasses are very high in sugars! We do have access to any ThinLine products…

Hay Burners Equine Website Face Lift

We have tweaked our website in a attempt to make it more user friendly for our slow feed customers. Hopefully our customers will be able to navigate a little more easily. We have also added a new materials page showcasing our netting with close up photos and brief description of each net type that we…

Slow feed net for hay baskets and tanks

Slow feed net toppers for Hay Baskets and old water tanks These are great additions to any slow feed program, One of the big questions we get is “what mesh size should we use?”. This will really depend on the type of hay you have, if your horses are used to nets and how long…

Lower prices!

New lower prices on most items, yes, in a time of price increases on shipping and materials, we at Hay Burners Equine LLC have managed to lower our prices on many of our slow feed hay net products. Since moving our business to Tennessee and now having a nice large work space to make hay…

Its been awhile

Its been awhile since we have added posts.  Hay Burners Equine was busy with buying a new place down in Tennessee.  We have officially moved out of NY and are now located in the little town of Philadelphia TN, just outside of Knoxville. We are still making our slow feed hay nets and carrying the…

Expanding on slow feeding options

Hay Burners Equine became a supplier to ThinLine some time ago for a very creative packaging solution for their new “Flexible Filly Slow Feed Muzzle”. Never heard of Thin Line? Thin Line is a premier brand for saddle pads and many other tack products. They are a small, grass roots company and they ride what…

Simple Math

Ask yourself, how many horse related items you buy that actually pay for themselves. This is difficult at best with, let’s say a training aid or general tack related purchases. This however is not difficult at all with the purchase of a slow feed hay net. By the savings in wasted hay alone you will…

Playing Tag

Some time ago we decided to incorporate a brand tag on our slow feed hay nets.  It occurred to us that when your slow feeder net is finally in need of replacing, you may not remember where you got it.  Customers reaching out to us basically stated just that so what better way to create…

How to make a Basket Feeder even better

How to make a Basket Feeder even better For this week’s blog, I figured we would talk about the horse hay feeders, specifically the hay basket feeders.  We purchased ours about 2 yrs ago from a local farm store.  It’s a 6-foot diameter Tarter brand.  The reason we ventured into making a hay nettop for…

Mesh Questions

Mesh Questions   Our new web store has been up and running for a few weeks; there have been a couple of hiccups, but I believe its much better than our old site.  It is a challenge learning new software during our busy time of year but I am getting it done.  More improvements to…