Horses of Course, LLC provides NATURAL SOLUTIONS FOR HORSES- All of our products are manufactured and assembled in the USA
Freedom Feeder “Pasture in a Net” are the original slow feed hay nets in the USA which create a feeding system. We pioneered the slow feed movement in 2007 and have transitioned 1000’s of horses back to grazing. Freedom Feeder allows your horses to have the closest thing to pasture in an environment which is void of regular pasture. We are here to help your horses live happier, healthier lives.
It is our goal to get horses back to grazing in a natural fashion by providing forage 24/7 which reduces ulcers, colic, boredom, stall vices and saves money on wasted hay. When horses are provided consistent forage and exercise, they are given the opportunity to reset their natural instincts and will naturally slow down. Meal feeding is not natural for horses it is one of the major causes of colic, ulcers, and insulin resistance. It is why horses need to be slowed down in the first place.
Creating stations encourages your horses to move from net to net self-exercising and stimulating natural behavior. Even in a 12×24 stall, put one at either end of the stall. The smaller mesh trains horses to slow down by restricting the hay which mimics natural grazing. Which size capacity you choose for each station depends on how often you want to fill nets.
Our nets are regularly recommended by Veterinarians, Equine Hospitals, Equine Dentists and Equine Nutritionists including Juliet M. Getty, PhD and author of Feed Your Horse Like a Horse.
Please read through this website for more very valuable information on this new “old” way of feeding. Since we are made right here in the USA, we can even do custom orders if you have a special application or idea to fit your existing feeding set up.
How many of us get up at the crack of dawn with horses pawing, chewing, calling, pacing… anything to get us out to give them food because nature designed them to graze up to 22 hours a day?
Horses’ digestive systems never truly stop producing digestive acids. Feeding two, three or even four feedings a day is unnatural for horses. Their sensitive stomachs are empty 2 hours after they finish a meal and they become stressed, prone to colic, ulcers, and boredom leading to destructive stall vices just to mention a few of the consequences. Horses should have access to low calorie, high fiber forage at all times. We are tied to feeding them “small meals” throughout the day because that’s the old way of thinking and we care about their sensitive digestive systems. But what are the horse’s eating at night while we are sleeping? Dinner out with friends, overnight outings, a full day away from the barn, those are only memories… .
UNTIL NOW! Veterinarian recommended1 Freedom Feeder Extended Day Small Mesh Hay Nets allow your animals to feed naturally 24/7 through a simple “controlled free access feeding” program!
These nets can be hung on fences, box stalls, laced closed and thrown on the ground like a pillow. They are made of 1/8″(3mm) Dupont Nylon shrimp fishing mesh woven into 1-1/2″(2.25sq”) and 1″ (1 sq”) squares. This material has 275 lb. per strand of tensil strength!
You can use any kind of hay in the nets The broader the leaf, the slower it goes through the net. Although we do not recommend free feeding alfalfa, it too can be fed through the net but the leaves will fall through. If you use a mat or tub underneath the net it will catch any small pieces, protect shoes from the netting and leave zero waste.
Freedom Feeder is now featured all of the major equine catalogs because it has stood the test of time. Don’t waste your money on cheap products coming from overseas, keep our USA market strong and have customer service available when you need it.
**Please make sure you follow the instructions included with the bags. These bags are extremely strong, so if your horse wears shoes or is extra playful, please use the break-away attachments either in place of the strings, or between the bag and strings. However, some very aggressive horses will chew through them quickly. If you have followed the directions and this happens please send us an email with photos. These horses need the bags most and we will work with you to make sure they have what they need.**