Food for Thought
The OptiMizer Blog
As horse owners, we love giving our horses treats. But which ones are the healthiest? How do they contribute to energy and sugar intake?
This case study is the story of a young horse, Dia, and her experience with gastric ulcers before using an OptiMizer slow feeder.
If you own a horse, chances are you know someone who has had to deal with gastric ulcers. This is Jasper’s story.
Many people keep their horse on a rigid meal schedule and panic when it’s disrupted. But is there actually a reason to be stressed about it?
Taking care of horses in the winter can seem difficult, but they can do extremely well in cold temperatures when given some extra supports.
Most of a horse’s diet should be forage, but modern management may place more emphasis on concentrates and meal feeding. What’s the impact?
When seeking hay, requesting “good quality hay” isn’t always enough. How can we truly determine what hay is ideal? It depends on our horses.
Hay waste is a big issue when caring for horses, but it’s either wasted on the ground or through overeating. Find out how to control it.
There are many factors that influence the nutritional content of a hay analysis, which is why you need to have it analyzed every year.
It’s well known that access to forage improves gastrointestinal tract health, but how can we use locomotion to support our horses’ digestion?
What Our Users Say
So nice, we bought it twice! The Optimizer slow feeder. With the money that we saved on our first purchase, we purchased a second feeder a year later, we monitored the wasted hay from ground feeding, hay huts and the Optimizer. Hands down the Optimizer saved us money compared to the other two hay feed methods.
If you are looking for a safe and reliable hay feeding solution, that will save you money, the Optimizer is the one for you.
- Tracy G, Serenity Stables
The health of my horse has improved, which has made me so happy !!!
- Kaitlyn M
My horse is a 17 year old, off-the-track thoroughbred who lives outside all year. She's a hard keeper, but by getting her the right amount of hay, whenever she wanted it, it was the first winter she didn't need an extra blanket.
- Laura T
Absolute game changer for my very messy Clydesdale. Zero waste, quick filling, and best of all slow feeding all night long.
- Taylor S
I've always had slow feed bags. I needed five or six a day to feed three horses. Last winter with the OptiMizer I could slow feed two bales in one place. This saved me a ton of time not hvaing to refill bags everday, plus I noticed it was way cleaner in the spring.
- Amanda M