oh my goodness! This is so similar to what I do with my nibblenets!! I really agree that some horses worry about not having hay and then bolt their feed.. I hadn't thought it through like you did tho. One of my mares is like that. I just didn't put it together, ( I think I will stick with the nets and just work on a way to fasten them easier. When it is warm the snaps work fine. By the time I do chores, which doesn't really take long, working with snaps in -20 or more temps for weeks on end, the snaps are hard on my old fingers.