Slow Bale Buddy
$129.95 – $299.95
The Slow Bale Buddy is the safest, best quality small mesh hay feeder on the market today. The only one with a one year warranty, it is the perfect solution for feeding horses round and square bales of all sizes. Unlike cheaper small mesh net feeders that are made out of poly or a poly blend that can cause wear on the teeth and muzzle, Slow Bale Buddy’s are made out 100% knotless nylon netting. Nylon is the strongest and softest of the netting materials, and will ensure that you get many years out of your hay feeder while not compromising your animals health and well being.
The netting has 1 1/2 inch openings, all seams are double surged and reinforced with a double stitched, nylon binding. The net fastens with a special patented safety fastener that eliminates the dangerous drawstring closures of other small mesh slow feeders. Once fastened, it completely encloses the bale so that the animals must pull the hay through the holes in the netting to eat. Waste is completely eliminated and aggressive and anxious animals are calmed by having to graze and forage for their hay. Overweight animals will walk away from the hay without overeating, helping to normalize weight. Because grazing is always on the surface of the bale it is excellent for feeding horses with breathing problems. Slow feeding benefits most animals and is the most natural way to feed hay.
The Slow Bale Buddy is available in six sizes:
Mini will hold one small square bale
Double Mini (Weekender) will hold 2 small square bales or 1 three string square bale.
Small will fit round bales up to 4 feet 5 inches in diameter and 4 feet high and will hold 6 to 8 small square bales.
Medium will fit round bales up to 5 feet 4 inches in diameter and 4 feet high and will hold 10 to 12 small square bales
Large will fit round bales up to 6 feet in diameter and 5 feet high and will hold 16 + small square bales
Large Square will hold a large square bale up to 4 X 4 X 8 feet.
While the Slow Bale Buddy is safe for all horses in their natural state, if the horse is shod, the SBB must be used inside a solid sided feeder or behind a solid barrier so that the heel of the shoe does not become tangled in the netting. Care must also be taken to ensure that any buckles or snaps are covered so they do not get caught. For the same reason, they should not be used with horned animals.
Bale Buddy will replace any broken or malfunctioning safety fasteners under warranty, but they are not available for sale as a stand alone item. This is because they are an integral part of their patented product.