I started developing what has become Eco Nets, after doing research on Metabolic Syndrome and Insulin Resistance for my daughters 20 yr old mare. Originally I was putting multiple nets over her hay to make it harder to access, as she had developed a ravenous appetite & was gaining to much weight, but she was destroying them in only days. So I began making & testing various net types to seen how long before she would destroy them. Eventually, after many trials + errors, I found a netting that stood up to her vigorous ‘testing’ and that she enjoyed eating from. Slowly, I gave her unrestricted access to the full nets, this satisfied her chewing needs as she could eat as she needed. Because the hay was always available she began to relax, not being so anxious or aggressive & was also losing weight. The smaller the holes the longer it took to eat the hay, significantly reducing the amount she consumed and her weight & attitude slowly returned to normal.
Along the way I had begun making round bale nets for the rest of the herd. Immediately the hay was lasting longer & there was virtually no waste. As one horse was nibbling from the net, any hay that fell was quickly cleaned up by another horse. These 2 things combined were making the hay last almost double what it was previously! And like the mare, the rest of the herd settled & relaxed. As some were eating, others were sunning or getting a drink. By the time they were ready to eat again, the horses at the bale were going for a drink, to sun or to play. There was this easy going rotation that never happened before.
Friends were hearing & seeing the difference’s and wanting to use the nets for their horses, before long I was kept busy making nets for them. The Economical benefits of hay savings, Ecological benefit of less manure & Environmental benefit of almost no wasted hay, is how “Eco Nets” got it’s name.
Eco Nets are available in many fine Tack & Feed Stores across Canada & the US. We make nets in most of the common sizes from 1/2 a Flake up to 7′ x 7′ Round bale & in 5 different sizes of mesh! We work with customers to create nets for feeders they already have too. All products are developed & tested before added to the product line. With the growing popularity of Small Mesh Nets, we are able to help more horses & their owners all over the world :))

Coloured Web & Draw Cords on all small items in 5 standard color’s. 

Mini's w/ different mesh sizes

Mini’s w/ different mesh sizes

MICRO, MINI & HALF – D Ring’s on both ends of the webbing with a HD swivel Snap on Draw Cord. Hang anywhere in a multitude of different ways.
No more tying knots & struggling to undo…
Load, Hang, Snap & Go, it’s that EZ! 

The Square, Texas, Round & Lg Square bale nets come with 1- D Ring on the open end of the webbing to make securing closed EZ – just pull drawcord tight, put excess inside net & secure onto the ” D ” !!

HD mesh– the twine that makes up the netting is 50% bigger than the regular mesh, meant for aggressive eaters & to deter net chewers. If you don’t have these issues then continue with the regular mesh.

Check out the “Products” tab for all the items we carry.

Using an Eco Net slows down the hay consumption by making the horse take 5-7 nibbles rather than 1 big bite. This increases chewing motion, slows intake & eases any digestive stress. This relieve's ulcers, cribbing, colic, stall vices, boredom & other stresses as well. By restricting the hay with the Eco Nets the horse is challenged to figure out where to nibble the hay from the net, engaging his brain and creating curiosity & less boredom.

Horses in nature browse and graze throughout the day, best utilizing their digestive system, but horses in stalls/pens are usually fed 2-3 times a day and this stresses their digestive system. By using an Eco Net, you extend the time it takes to consume their hay (up to 30-50%), without using more hay, thus feeding in a more natural way.

Use Eco Nets to offer 'restricted free-access', they learn that they will never run out of feed (similar to horses on pasture). Provide more nets than there are horses (or use our round bale nets) & never let them run out of feed. The horses learn that their food is always available and the stress associated with getting/guarding food goes away.

The benefit's to the horse owner are many. First the horses' actual consumption rate drops & is extended up to 30% as he is better able to utilize the smaller consistent amounts. Next, as the horses eat, any hay that falls to the ground is now cleaned up like a vacuum cleaner, almost eliminating the waste completely! These things combined make the hay last close to 30-50% longer than previous, on average, depending on types of hay,  horses and location. That is a large saving over the course of the winter or year. Also the horses relax, and you will see a significant difference in their attitude and interaction between themselves. Not to mention that their performance, whether trail riding or competition, will improve when they are on the nets.

All of our products are developed, tested and sewn right here in Millet, Alberta, Canada by dedicated staff & horse people.

Nancy Csabay, 2015 CFR Barrel Racing Winner & other top titles
Nancy + Wicked at trailer w:net mar:16
Barrel Racing Champion, Nancy Csabay, uses the 1.5" Half bale Eco Nets on the road to keep Wicked satisfied, occupied & content. Along with keeping the dust away from Wicked, Nancy knows that there is always hay available for her as they travel the competition trail, putting on lots of miles. Eco Nets is very proud to help fuel this winning combo !!

Cain Quam, Mounted Shooting World Champion

Cowboy Mounted Shooting Champion Cain Quam uses 1.5" Half bale Eco Nets to keep his & his clients horse's content & healthy when on the road. Like here, on way to the Mounted Shooting World Finals fall 2015. Both on the road and at home he and his wife Roberta choose Eco Nets to save hay & keep their horses healthy. At home they eat free choice 24/7 from 1.5" and 1" Medium Round bale nets. We're happy to be on this team, Best of Luck in 2016 ;))


Some of the other local "Eco Net" Endorsee's:

Chris Miller of CMPHH - QH & Paint, Perfomance & Halter horse Top Trainer

Tyler Batchelor - 2014/15 LRA Team Roping Champion Heeler

Sharon Wickham- Ladies Mounted Shooting
Doug Wickham - Rodeo Announcer

King eating w/EcoNet 2016-06-03Travis James - Rank Mini Pony, rodeo entertainer & Bull Fighter

and many more ;))







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