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hay

dried green grass (meadow hay) or cereal crop (wheat, oats or barley hay) or legume crop (lucerne, alfalfa) used as feed for housed animals in the winter time and for supplementary feeding of pastured animals when there is need.

hay itch
see glycyphagusdestructor.
hay net
a wide-mesh string net to be filled, and hung in a loose box, to provide day-long nibbling for a confined horse.
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My friend and I would cycle five miles, muck out, groom and make up hay nets all day then cycle home again.
Charges ranged from a failure to pick up horse droppings to empty hay nets.
Before becoming an apprentice jockey in flat racing or conditional jockey in jump racing, time has to be served as a stable hand, performing tasks like filling hay nets, sweeping the yard and mucking out stables, grooming, feeding and watering horses and taking them through exercises.