The Hay OptiMizer
Slow Feeding. quick filling.
The OptiMizer combines the best of slow feed netting with the convenience of a multi-bale feeder.
- Holds two small square bales or up to 150 pounds of hay from large square or round bales.
- The manger is made from the same polymer used to make playground equipment, and the netting is made from knotless nylon. The patent pending assembly mechanism for the net is made from clean and smooth stainless steel to provide a rust-free cleaning environment.
- All corners are rounded or beveled.
- Drainage holes help prevent hay spoilage due to prolonged soaking.
For your horses…
- Hay is always available.
- Eating is slow and relaxed.
- Their heads are down in a natural position.
- A safe herd environment is created.
And for you…
- Easy and fast to refill (done in under a minute).
- Hay consumption is regulated.
- Hay isn’t soiled or wasted.
- Peace of mind—hay is always available.
- Length and Width: 4′ by 4′
- Height: 34″ (can be adjusted from 22″ to 37″)
- Weight: Approximately 100 pounds when empty
- Net Size: Large enough to drape into the manger as all the hay is consumed. Net openings are 2″ as measured on the square. Replacement netting is available in both 2″ and 1.5″.
How to Buy
You can place an order directly with us or visit one of our distribution partners.
$995 (CAD plus taxes + applicable fees)
*Please note that prices set and charged by our distribution partners may vary.
The manger is made from LLDPE, the same polymer used to make playground equipment, and has rounded or beveled corners to create safe and smooth edges. There are 12 holes on the bottom to ensure water drains out on any terrain. Slow feed netting is made from knotless nylon, proven to be durable yet gentle on your horses’ muzzles. It’s mounted on an assembly made from stainless steel. The netting is made in Canada and is supplied exclusively by Slow Feed Netting, the trusted and proven source of quality hay net products for horses. Netting is available in 2″ (standard) and 1.5″ sizes.
A slide arm at the top of the OptiMizer locks the netting into place over the hay. The net conforms to the shape of the hay, and horses slowly pull and eat hay through the mesh. Up to four horses can comfortably eat at the same time from an OptiMizer.
The OptiMizer measures 4′ by 4′ square. The legs can easily be removed to change the height from 22″ (no legs) to 37″ (with a height extension kit). When empty, the OptiMizer weighs about 100 pounds and has hand holds on two sides so it can be easily moved around the paddock or loaded into a vehicle.
It takes less than a minute to fill the OptiMizer. Simply un-clip the slide arm and slide open the top. Add two bales of hay, cut and remove the twine, slide the net back over the hay, and re-clip the slide arm. You’re done—you’ve slow fed two bales of hay in under a minute!
The manger is made of durable and lightweight Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE), the same material that playground equipment and drinking water tanks are made from, with a stainless steel assembly mounted inside.
All corners are rounded with 1″ diameters, making a smooth and safe surface if rubbed against.
The slide arm provides for smooth, one handed operation to open and close the feeder.
Slow feed netting hangs freely inside the feeder and conforms with the hay right to the bottom of the feeder.
The tiniest bits are the tastiest. With an OptiMizer, these delicate leaves aren’t lost to the ground but remain within the manger.
Ensure drainage on any terrain with 12 holes distributed around the base of the OptiMizer.
Questions about the OptiMizer? Send us a message and we’ll be in touch soon!
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 or grain.
- 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 having to refill bags everyday, plus I noticed it was way cleaner in the spring.
- Amanda M.