Whole-bale slow hay nets: buying and hanging
Can all you clever people help me choose and plan how to install a small-mesh/slow-feed hay net that will fit a whole square bale? My horse is already getting some of her hay from a Nibble Net, and it's really helped with waste. But I want her to have hay all the time.
As far as I can tell, I can choose from the Freedom Feeder Bale Net ($87 / holds 100lbs / 1.5" netting) or the Cinch Net Small Bale (the option I'd go for is $82 / holds 65 lbs / 1.25" netting). I've heard that Cinch Chix has good customer service. Experiences? How durable are they? Her NN is iron-clad.
Secondly, I'd be looking to hang the net. I'd like to have it above pawing-height, not that my horse is a big paw-er. I was thinking of passing the cord through an eye hook high off the ground and using leverage to hoist it up, then securing the cord to a second eye hook at a more human-friendly level. I wouldn't want to use a panic snap, since they do yank on these nets, but should I just tie with baling twine in the unlikely event of a hang-up?
If anyone has pictures of their set-ups in use, I'd be really excited to see them. Thanks!