Standard Hay Pillow® Slow Feeder Hay Bag
Our best selling slow feed bag - The Standard Hay Pillow® is offered in 1/2", 3/4", 1", 1-1/4" and 1-3/4" mesh sizes. Rugged 1000 denier nylon Cordura.® Solid back design keeps your hay out of the sand, dust or snow. Less waste. Less mess. Easy to fill and transport. Machine washable. Prices vary according to mesh size.
Standard Hay Pillow® Slow Feed Bag - Feed in a Natural Grazing Position
Allow your horse to nibble and eat in a natural grazing position with the only slow feed hay bag designed for use on the ground!
- Due to the dangers involved in using any mesh material that can potentially get caught in a horseshoe, this product should not be used on the ground by shod livestock. If your horse is shod, consider the Hanging Hay Pillow (to hang) or Day or Bale Nets which can hung or secured in a tub/trough (for shod and barefoot horses).
Questions on Mesh Size? Contact an expert by email or call 888-489-0022.
Interchangeable Netting Lets You Experiment with Mesh Sizes
See How it Works!
Easy to Fill
Rugged & Designed to Last - Constructed with Made in the USA Materials
- 1000 denier nylon Cordura®
- YKK® zipper
- Custom nylon (DuPont®) knotted netting
Easy to Fill & Eliminates Cheating
Reduces Waste - Ideal for Wind!
Best Choice for Slowing Down an Over Eager Eater
Standard Hay Pillow Dimensions
- Overall Dimensions: 32" L x 29" W
- Netting Area Dimensions: 24" L x 18" W
- Volume: Holds up to 8 lbs. of hay (in flake form)
- Mesh Sizes: (1/2"), (3/4"), (1"), (1-1/4") and (1-3/4")
We do not recommend hanging or attaching the Standard Hay Pillow® while in use - the solid back prevents most horses from being able to manipulate the hay properly resulting in frustration. The bags are designed to be used loose on the ground. The tabs are intended to hang the bags on a hook to dry or for storage. If you prefer to anchor or attach a slow feed product, purchase the Hanging Hay Pillow (to hang) or Day or Bale Nets which can be used loose on the ground, attached at ground level (for barefoot individuals), hung or secured in a tub/trough (for shod and barefoot horses). For photos and instructions see our Mounting and Hanging page for further details.
Standard Hay Pillow Testimonials
"Troy enjoys his hay pillow. He adjusted quickly and has been self regulating and eating less hay ever since. This worked much better than any slow feeder I tried. It was great in the snow and the fact that my hay is soaked did not make it harder! I am getting another so he can walk from "pile to pile." It stays pretty clean and washes beautifully when you need to. He is losing weight, he is happy all night and my life is easier!" ~Jane~
"I’ve been looking at these hay pillows for a long time. I have an IR/diabetic horse and easy keeper Icelandic and a mini donkey. Controlling their feed is a must. These pillows are just the ticket. Once I figured out the best way to weigh them down we were on the road for success. The boys love their pillows and we use them in the field as well as in the paddock. What a wonderful way to mimic natural grazing!" ~Tammy~
"Got my hay pillows today! Easy to fill, durable, strong. best ground feeder I’ve ever used. Smaller hole openings, really slows down my IR girl. Highly recommend this product!" ~ Emily ~
"Wow what a wonderful idea that your company has created a net like this! I am always looking for the best for my horse to give him a life as natural as possible despite sleeping in a stall. What a wonderful idea to have created a net that allowed horses to eat hay in a naturally way on the ground. My horse loves and has fun with his hay pillow bag. Everyone in the stable wants to buy one now! Valentine he’s happy, and his nights are shorter since he has hay longer! Thanks you so much!" ~Romy~
"Getting hay pillows was the best thing I have ever done for my horses! I love the freedom it has given me and my horses love having hay 24/7" ~ Nancy ~
"We have two of them [Hay Pillows] and she really seems to like them! They keep her busy by slowing the time it takes to eat her ration of hay. Our barn owner likes it because it’s easy to use and keeps wasted hay to a minimum." ~ Bonnie ~
"Having two hay pillows per horse works out so well because I can fill them both in the evening when I have extra time and morning feeding is so easy. I just go down the back of the barn and toss in the full pillow and pick up the empty one. We have cut our wasted hay by 80%." ~ Katherine ~
"Love, love, and love my Hay Pillows... we are so glad that we stopped by your booth and met you at the Sacramento Horse Expo years ago the pillows really changed the lifestyle of our three horses. Dollar & Change (both rescued Thoroughbreds and Lucy a Quarter mare, are their names and where we live it is all sand, pure sand and many cases of sand colic before we started purchasing the great invention of The Hay Pillow. They do not have grazing space but since the Hay Pillows they never seemed to be bored." ~ Joyce ~
"We finally found the Hay Pillow! The vet recommended this The Hay Pillow, Inc. as an alternative to hanging nets. This thing is awesome! We got the recommended 1 3/4 holes to start with...to reduce frustration. Luna eats VERY fast....and she is a very easy keeper...so this is going to keep her busy. Yay!" ~ Deborah ~
"Rosie has a long history with slow feeders. I gave up trying for awhile. She has metabolic issues and laminitis. When I saw the hay pillow, I thought it might be worth trying. The main positive observation is that she does not get frustrated and try to tear it up! She happily nibbles all day. That is important because I do not let her out to graze with the other horses and it keeps her busy. The bag is durable and easy to load. If Rosie is happy then I'm happy!" ~ SM ~
"I adopted an orphan foal and she turned out to be the cutest curly mustang you’ve ever seen. She LOVES her hay pillow and tugging out delicious hay day and night. I think it reminds her of when she was grazing in the wild! And I feel good knowing that it keeps her head in a natural feeding position and prevents a lot of waste. Her name is Bella Star and I know she’d give 5 stars to hay pillows!" ~ Sandy ~
"My horse lives by herself, she has Cushing's disease and can't be on pasture. She's limited to a certain number of pounds of hay per day. Without the Hay Pillow she would wolf down her ration in just a few hours and be bored and anxious until her next feeding time. I would often have to feed small amounts frequently throughout the day, which was kind of hard to keep schedule. Now I put her ration in The Hay Pillow and it takes her about five hours to empty it. I do this twice a day, so she's essentially grazing all day long on it and I don't have to run out every couple hours to regulate her intake. The hay pillow alleviates the boredom she was experiencing between feedings and keeps her happy and entertained. She's a very independent mare and just loves moving her Hay Pillow where ever she pleases. She rolls it into her run-in shed at night. Depending on wind direction, she'll move it to the leeward side of the shed. I moved The Hay Pillow into the sunlight for a better pic to send you. While I was getting ready to take the photo, she rolled it back into the shade where she wanted it. This is great entertainment for my horse. I love that there is less waste. It's an awesome investment. I would not hesitate to put out two Hay Pillows on days when we have to be gone for several hours and rest assured she'll be busy all day chasing them around her paddock. Thanks for a great product." ~Joy and Baby Doll ~
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