Hay Feeder for Horses
Slow Feeding. Quick Filling.
- Keeps hay clean, out of sand and mud
- Mimics natural slow feeding and grazing position
- Creates a safe herd environment for feeding with 2 – 4 horses eating together at a single OptiMizer.
- Load two bales of hay in less than a minute.
- Feed more hay at a time.
- Take advantage of the benefits of slow-feed hay bags without the loading time.
Stop Wasting Hay
- Prevent hay from falling to the ground. Research shows that up to 50% of hay fed directly on the ground is wasted.
- Spend less time cleaning up uneaten, soiled hay.
- Reduce overeating.
About the OptiMizer®
Peace of mind … hay is always available
The OptiMizer holds two small (two string) square bales of hay. The bales can each be up to 42″ long and 16″ tall. It can also hold up to 150 pounds of flakes of hay from 3 string bales, large squares or round bales.
The manger is made of the same polymer used to make playground equipment (LLDPE). All the corners are rounded or bevelled for safety. Drainage holes on the bottom prevent hay wastage due to prolonged soaking.
Slow feed netting is a thick, knotless weave, specified for equine use and proven to be durable yet gentle for feeding horses. Standard netting hole size is 1.6”, as measured at the open edges. The netting is mounted on an assembly made from stainless steel with a unique slide arm that quickly positions the net over the hay.
Horse Owners Who Care
Horses quickly learn how to eat hay from the OptiMizer. It mimics natural grazing. The horses eat slowly. They have their heads down in a natural position. They select, nibble, and chew their hay—just like they would be eating in the pasture. They’re so content when they’re eating together.
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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
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
We use 3 OptiMizers for our herd of 8 horses. We fill them about once a day, even on the worst days, and have found ourselves going through a lot less hay. I'm confident our OptiMizers will pay for themselves in the amount of money we've saved in otherwise ruined hay.
- Heather M
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