How to fill your hay net the easy way.


By Lisa Barry, FEI 5* Rider and Trainer

Want your horses to eat out of hay nets to slow them down, but struggle to get the hay in the net? Put the hay net in a muck tub, just like you would put a garbage bag in a trashcan. Toss the hay in the muck tub and then gather the hay net around it and pull the drawstring. Your hay net will be full and ready to keep your horses happily munching for hours.

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About Lisa:

Lisa Barry is a four-star event rider who has been riding and competing horses for 29 years, and has 16 years of international competition experience. Her horses have had top placings at many FEI events including at the Advanced/CCI4*/CCI5* level. Lisa has trained with Karen O’Connor for 25 years, and has worked for and ridden with Karen and David since she joined the O’Connor program as a working student when she was 17. Lisa competed at the 2015 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event aboard her beloved FIS Prince Charming, aka “Peanut,” a tiny, feisty New Zealand OTTB. Lisa is currently training and coaching out of Lexington, Kentucky and Ocala, Florida. If you have questions for Lisa or would like to learn more about her program email her at

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