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See How Much You Could Save with the OptiMizer

by | Feb 27, 2020

Horses evolved to eat small amounts of forage continuously throughout the day and night. Free-choice hay often results in over eating, and hay that’s fed from the ground can be soiled and wasted.

The OptiMizer combines the best of slow feed netting with the convenience of a multi-bale feeder—preventing hay from going to waste, controlling consumption, and ensuring horses can always have access to hay.

Sue Wilson

Growing up with a love for horses, Sue established a cooperative stable for trail riding enthusiasts in 2010 located just outside of Guelph, Ontario. To manage her "easy keeper" horses, she used both an earlier version of the OptiMizer—a galvanized steel container with a heavy metal grill floating on top of the hay—as well as slow feeding hay nets. Secretly, she wished that her OptiMizers, which were so fast and easy to use, could be as slow feeding as the nets. In 2018, she shared that wish with Matthew Bulmer, a hay farmer and the inventor of the OptiMizer. Gradually three prototypes were built, improving each time to make the OptiMizer better, easier, and safer. A patent application was filed and the new OptiMizer was born.