Derby Originals Patented Four Sided Hay Bags are Designed with Your Horse’s Comfort in Mind. Our hay bags are the only hay bags on the market that allow your horse to eat freely from any side of the hay bag. Derby Originals holds the patent, U.S. Patent No. D742,078., for this innovative feature. Our brand is the world’s only brand with a completely open four-sided design that allows for optimum ease of feeding, air flow, preventing hay rot, and allowing for easy in-bag soaking. We are also proud to be the first company to offer a one year warranty on hay bags. Our patented hay bags are the result of years of careful study and testing with horses to create a design that is attractive, functional, durable, high-quality, and preferred by horses. Our hay bags are made of a strong 1200D double-layered nylon that is UV resistant, can withstand high temperatures, is mildew-resistant, and dries quickly. With a large line of size options, opening size options, colors, and styles, we have a patented hay bag designed to suit every horse!
EXCLUSIVE PATENTED DESIGN - our patented four-sided design allows your horse to comfortably eat from any part of this hay bag while also offering superior airflow and allowing dust and debris to exit the hay without creating excess waste.
HELPS TO SUPPORT GOOD DIGESTION - our hay bags replicate natural and healthy grazing patterns by slowing down your horse’s rate of hay consumption to both decrease hay waste and help prevent digestion issues such as potentially deadly colic.
HEAVY-DUTY CONSTRUCTION - our hay bag is made of super tough double-layered 1200D nylon and features premium hardware and straps and reinforced stitching that allows it to withstand whatever forces your horse exerts on it.
THE IDEAL SLOW FEEDER - this 26”x18”x19” hay bag features uniform 2” square openings which allow your horse to eat comfortably at a more natural pace that mimics grazing. Our hay bags are ideal for helping to prevent colic or digestive upset.
ONE YEAR LIMITED MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY - this product comes with a one-year limited manufacturer's warranty that protects against manufacturing and quality defects. This warranty does not cover accidental damage.
Updated October 2020
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I have been using this for a while now and it is holding up very well.
These are amazing. They do exactly what they're supposed to do... and I don't have to attach it to anything. I just throw them around on their track or in a paddock (any place where it's safe for them to eat off the ground). We get a lot of wind in winter here, so on the very worst days I probably won't use them outside, but these bags are *heavy* even when empty, so I am confident they won't blow away. I could agonize over the hole size, but in the end, I think this is the right balance between small enough to slow them down significantly (and greatly reduce waste), but large enough that they aren't frustrated. And because it's heavy, they don't seem to have any need to hold it down with their hoof. As it gets close to empty, they will nose it around, but I think it's really the perfect choice for something you can just throw on the ground. I love that it's open on ALL sides. I don't have any problem closing it, though I suspect the velcro is not going to last long, and then I'll have to come up with something else. And it will still be worth it.
I'm SUPER happy with this purchase. My horse will gladly rip a hole in a hay net without a second thought so free feeding with a basic net was no longer a solution. The nylon webbing is strong and much more up to the challenge of withstanding a hungry horse than the flimsy nets. He LOVES his cube and "grazes" all day. I love how easy it is to fill and that it's completely safe for my horse to have in his stall 24/7 because there's no potentially harmful hardware or hooks. The only downside is that this really doesn't fit a full half bale at a time, but to be fair, none of these nets ever fit what they claim. It does, however, fit 2-3 days worth of hay as a supplement (my guy gets fed by the barn also in another feeder) or 1 full days' worth of hay if this was their entire feed.
I didn't like when, most of the time, my pony was more distracted by when I was going to feed him instead of staying on task. He just seemed in a slight panic because he would eat breakfast too quickly and just be waiting the second half of the day to eat dinner. Well, now I can stuff this full and he grazes when he wants. The issue I had at first was that, since he was used to just eating so quickly because of being nervously waiting to eat, he was able to rip four seams out of the end of the bag so he could bolt his feed as usual. Before that, he was just shoving it around and making the hay fall out everywhere and I solved that problem by tying it to a post. Then he ruined it. Fortunately the company honored their warranty after I sent them photos of the damage. I believe this is a great idea that needs a small amount of improvement because the horse needs to adjust to it at first. Double reinforcement on the ends would probably do it. The replacement bag should last now that I don't think he will try to get it open anymore.
I rarely write reviews but this product is outstanding. I have a horse who destroys everything and he has not yet destroyed this after nearly a year. It is EXTREMELY tough and very well-made. It also serves the purpose of slowing down the eating process for horses who wolf down their hay. I've put it through the wash a few times too when he's trampled it into the mud... it is still in perfect condition. Superb product.