My big baby keeps pulling the eye hook out of the concrete wall where his hay net is attached to. We have a nylon slow-feeder net which holds 1-2 flakes, and I used a carabiner type clip or lobster claw type clip attached to the eye-hook. The holes are pre-drilled and we've tried using the inserts that grab more purchase into the wall (screw-in type). Aside from drilling into the wall (which may not be a possibility), does anyone have any suggestions? Or am I just going to have to figure out how to drill into the wall? This horse has bent the metal hooks before and is STRONG. I don't have anything else to attach the hay net to.
My guys used to 'spin' them out as they pushed the hay nets around. I finally drilled a 2nd hole and put another screw eye in at the same level about 2' away and tied the hay net up like a hammock. So far they haven't figured out how to mess that up.
Sometimes you have to burn a few bridges to keep the crazies from following you!
Forget about hanging it and make a hay pillow out of the net if he is not shod. You just toss them in the stall and le them "graze"
I would never do that. Even the ones made with nylon webbing and have impossibly small holes still have the opening at the top. Even if it's sewn up tight on all four edges, they're just a torn seam away from a problem.
I agree with keeping the slow-feeders up and clear of feet. Move to another wall if necessary.
Re: hay pillows: I use the small hole hay nets from Dover's.
You take the string out, and use heavy duty threaded carabiners to close the opening. Nothing to get a lip caught in like a regular carabiner.
I have also done the following with success (horses had shoes on, so hay pillow was "out")
Put a large water tank in the corner of the stall, or build a wooden corner hay "bunker" using 3/4" plywood. screw an eyebolt (with an exterior bolt and big washers on both sides) on the rear lower wall of the wood or tub. Clip slow feeder net to that. Horse can't get a foot in it unless they decide to stand in the feeder...(possible but unlikely), and it keeps the hay in one spot. Additionally, it's better for horses to eat from the ground.
I have IR horses and ponies, so have tried any permutations of slow feeding nets...sigh