Tips and instructions


Lid attachment
There are four lugs which must be aligned with four matching
recesses underneath the lid rim to remove the lid.
There are protrusions on the lid and the body which, when aligned,
mean that the lugs and the recesses are matched up for release.



HayHutchLockBoltThe Lock Bolt

Very occasionally, a persistent, "naughty” horse can learn to rotate the lid
and remove it.
If this is problem, use special the Lock Bolt (supplied).

Attach the lid and rotate until the Lock Bolt hole lines up with the
embossed arrow.
Insert the Lock Bolt and tighten.


Hay-Hutch Net attachment

1. Place net inside Hay Hutch.
2. Locate a top corner.
3. Thread cord in from the outside choosing a hole BETWEEN feed apertures. (This is so that the join does not end up in an aperture.)
4. Thread through three top loops of the net and then out through the NEXT BUT ONE hole.
5. Thread cord back in through the NEXT hole and repeat.
6. When you get back to the beginning, tie off in a slip proof, tight knot.
7. Repeat at the base.

Notes / tips:
1. The net will reduce spillage and slow hay intake but, particularly on the Large, horses may not be able to clear up all of the forage to the centre. Just make it part of the refill routine to spin the left forage out as you refill.
Alternatively, you can place an item in the middle of the Hay Hutch - an upturned bucket or maybe a traffic cone.
2. If you want more “give” in the net, it can be threaded with 5mm bungee cord. Available from hardware stores/website or Amazon.
3. Take a look at our video. Click HERE.


The judgement as to suitability of using the Net for your horse lies

with you, the owner. We have not had any problems with the Hay Hutch Nets

with our own horses but cannot be held liable if you do.

Nets in Large Hay Hutches will need more adjustment and matching to suit your needs

which is why there are extra holes. It is unlikely that with a Net deployed that hay can

be reached from the centre region of the Hay Hutch. If this is a bother, you can fix

something like an upturned bucket or a traffic cone in the middle.


If you would like to download the instructions in printable form, please click HERE.



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