Learn about how to use your OptiMizer, the benefits of slow feeding, and more.
How to Use Your OptiMizer
Quick Filling the OptiMizer in 1, 2, 3
Introducing Horses to the OptiMizer
Advice on Choosing a Slow Feeder for Hay
Pasture Management for Better Forage
Tips for a Healthy Hay Loft
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My horse is a 17 year old, off-the-track thoroughbred. She lived outside all last winter in a small herd with 7 other horses. We use OptiMizers at our barn and the horses always have access to hay. My mare is a hard keeper, but by getting the right amount of hay, whenever she wanted it, it was the first winter that she did not need a blanket or extra grain.
- Laura T.
We have 8 horses, so we used 3 OptiMizers last winter. We filled them one time a day or so, even on the worst days, and used a lot less hay this year. I am confident that the OptiMizers will pay for themselves in the amount of money we save in otherwise ruined hay.
- Heather M.
I have been using slow feed hay bags for years. I needed at least 5 or 6 bags a day in the winter to feed 3 horses. Last winter, I used the OptiMizer. I could slow feed 2 bales of hay in the OptiMizer and saved so much time not having to refill bags every day. Plus, I noticed it was a lot cleaner in the spring. The OptiMizer is really a "hay miser" when it comes to not wasting hay.
- Amanda M.