FAQs

Installation & Use

We can install the Feeder on request depending on location and number of Feeders required.

If there is space for the feeder but not for the entire standard retention bar then Simplefeeder can supply a shortened steel bar or a softer aluminium bar with can easily be bent to fit unusual spaces.
We can also supply a different rear mounted setup at no extra cost, we just need to understand the space restriction.

The advertised C10 SiMPLEFEEDER is for dry feed / pellets/ cubes and has a capacity of approximately 22 Kg, depending on the feed consistency. This is normally about 3 days feed, though this would depend on your individualised feeding schedule. The C30 SiMPLEFEEDER capacity is 18 Kg to accomodate a slide at a greater pitch for moist feed.

Research has shown us that the 5 versions of SimpleFeeders, cover all spectrum of processed feed produced by the Equine Feed companies. The SimpleFeeders have not been designed for Equine Feed with chaff included. You can see <a href=”http://dev.simplefeeder.com/shop/”>our feeder range here</a>.

You may not be able to check your horse several times a day or you simply want to make sure that they are not left wanting. The SimpleFeeder makes sure your horse doesn’t miss their meal time. Your horse is happy, knowing that his scheduled meal will be there on time and you have the peace of mind knowing that your horse is well fed and taken care of.

We have found that the SiMPLEFEEDER is used equally by both individual horse owners and large training yards.

The horse / pony’s stomach is very small and is designed for small regular meals. As a guide a horse should have no more than 2kg of grain based feed eg cubes / mixes at any one time and a pony 1kg at any one time.

The mounting bar setup shown does not normally effect the opening of a sliding door.

Research has shown us that the inconsistency of the home made feed which included chaff in Australian stud farms is not conducive to allow the SimpleFeeder to dispense the feed with the accuracy that we would recommend. Other research has confirmed that the homemade feed in the Ocala stud farms in Florida is conducive to allow the SimpleFeeder to dispense the feed with the accuracy that we would recommend. View a list of a few feed companies which are compatible with the SimpleFeeder.

Up to eight times within a 24 hour period and on a 7 day cycle.

It is easy to install, just follow the simple instructions provided.

SimpleFeeder is easy to install on the outside bars of a stable with all items provided. Just attach by screwing in 4 bolts to retain it, set timer and plug in.

For solid or cavity block stables, you just cut an opening in the solid or cavity blocks for the feed to slide down the stainless steel or plastic chutes down to the horse trough. Most professionals have solid block studs and they are more than willing to make the required opening. See the installation contents and how easy it is to bar-mount install a SimpleFeeder in 15 minutes.

You can feed all types of animals with the SimpleFeeder. Dog’s, Cat’s, Zebra’s – Not just horses! Feed all of your animals on time with the SimpleFeeder.

  • Easy Wall Installation – no difficult installations to frustrate you!
  • Electric Operation – the most convenient way to feed your horse
  • Settings from up to 8 feedings per day – don’t worry about missing meal time! Your horse won’t!
  • C10 SimpleFeeder dispenses grains, pellets cubes and C30 SimpleFeeders dispenses different levels of moist sweet feed.
  • The range of SimpleFeeders enable your horses to be automatically fed measured amounts of feed at precisely the time you require.
  • Digital Clock Programming.
  • Dispenses food with an Auger.
  • Precise measured amounts of feed is dispensed by the SimpleFeeder.
  • Timer to select time/s of feed drop.
  • Easy to use and maintain the SimpleFeeder.
  • All SimpleFeeder are run by a 12 volt battery or mains to 12 volt transformer
  • All models offer total flexibility as to where they can be mounted
  • The shell is made from high density ABS making it extremely durable, impact resistant; weatherproof thus allowing it to be used in both internal & external stables and ensure a long life
  • All SimpleFeeder’s work with all models of horse feeding troughs.
  • All SimpleFeeder’s are convenient, dependable and reliable so you don’t have to worry about the health and well-being of your horse!

Buying Online

For SimpleFeeder’s delivered by courier, payment for the Feeder and the courier charge is required in advance of shipment.
If the Feeder are collected by users, payment is required on collection.
For larger orders, bespoke payment terms are available with each order, on a case by case basis.

Yes we do deliver. Fastway Couriers provide a world-wide courier service on behalf of the SiMPLEFEEDER. We can deliver anywhere in Ireland incl. Northern Ireland normally within 7 working days (Monday-Friday) of receipt of payment. We deliver to the UK normally within 7 working days (Monday-Friday) of receipt of payment. We deliver to Austria, Belgium, Czech Rep., Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxenbourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden for prices please contact us or refer to our feeder prices. The delivery times from receipt of order and payment are equivalent to the standard mainstream courier providers. Courier rates for all counties can be quoted on request to info@simplefeeder.com or sales@simplefeeder.com

We are currently on the third version of the FEEDER Range. The initial feeder was individually made in Ireland and placed in the market to gauge acceptance and get an understanding of the markets needs. The second version was introduced in June 2011. The “C” Versions were developed by Atlas Global Metal Solution Limited, who have spent four years developing it.

Yes, every SimpleFeeder comes with a 2 Year Limited Warranty please refer to the Terms and Conditions for additional information on policies.

The C10 SimpleFeeder is by far the best seller as the majority of stud owners provide their horse with a low fat food content. The C30 SimpleFeeder is catching up fast as the extra large studs tend to use, heavy fatty feed. The C30H & C10 2X are bespoke automatic feeders requested by clients for their particular requirements.

The SimpleFeeder Equine range consists of five model types; “C10″, “C30″, “C30H” and “C10 2x”. Which all can be viewed here
  • The C10 SimpleFeeder (capacity 22 Kg) model can dispense grain, cubes or nuts.
  • The C30 SimpleFeeder (capacity 18 Kg) model dispenses High Concentrated Moist sweet feed.
  • The C30H SimpleFeeder (capacity 16 Kg) model has in built heaters for the harsher enviroments . It dispenses High Concentrated Moist sweet feed.
  • The C10 2X SimpleFeeder (capacity 46 Kg) model can dispense grain, cubes or nuts.

Benefits

Vet bills are expensive and they can accumulate really quickly! By implementing small, money-saving and time-saving methods like the SiMPLEFEEDER – you are able to avoid paying more to your vet! You can take the precautionary steps to ensure your horse’s health and happiness

Veterinarians universally agree that frequent small meals are more healthy for your stalled horses. Horses fed multiple small meals are less prone to boredom, colic and vices. The automatic horse feeders allow you to provide a more natural feeding schedule for your horse.

It can automatically feed up to 8 times a day.
  • It delivers improved weight gain on the horses while feeding less.
  • It feeds your horses even when you are not at home or when you want a sleep in;
  • When you use the SimpleFeeder, you gain these features which help make your life easier.

Assume hourly cost of €10 US$ 12.50 or Stg£ 7.80 per hour.
A horse in training requires feeding four times a day.
Each feed requires at least 3 minutes of your time.
4 Feeding times x 3 min each x 365 days @ €10/hr.
Current Feeding Labour Cost = €730
3 min refilling time every 5th day x 365 days @ €10/hr & cleaning time.
SimpleFeeder Labour cost = €80
No more overtime Labour rates.
Annual Labour Saving per SimpleFeeder = €650 or US$819 or Stg£507

Assume hourly cost of US$ 12.50 or Stg£ 7.80 per hour.
A horse in training requires feeding four times a day.
Each feed requires at least 3 minutes of your time.
4 Feeding times x 3 min each x 365 days @ €10/hr.
Current Feeding Labour Cost = €730
3 min refilling time every 2nd day x 365 days @ €10/hr & cleaning time.
SimpleFeeder Labour cost = €150
No more overtime Labour rates.
Annual Labour Saving per SimpleFeeder = €580 or US$730 or Stg£452

The SimpleFeeder is a great way to ensure your horse is getting exactly what they need and the time released feeder allows your horse to receive a regularly scheduled and appropriately portioned meals determined by you.

The SimpleFeeder helps you save time, money and heartache by keeping your horse on a routine. This helps them become more comfortable as they can now rely on their food being served on time.

The advantage of using our SimpleFeeders is that they are dependable, reliable, cost efficient and convenient for you. If you happen to be late or something comes up, you can be assured that your horse is still receiving his meal, right on time!

Technical Questions

The Feeder is powered from the mains with a powerpack reaching up to 5 meters. There is a transformer built in which reduces the voltage from 240v down to 12v, to ensure the horse’s safety. However SimpleFeeder also provides battery and solar options for an additional cost.

In our 4 years we have had no complaints on the Feeders durability when used in either internal & external stables but this is to be expected as the SimpleFeeder shell is made from high density ABS making it extremely durable and impact resistant.

We recommend a 40AH battery (car battery).This will give a life of between 1.5-2 years . Multiple unit can be connected to one battery but this will reduce the life proportionally
Smaller batteries ( like 20AH ) can also be used but this will give a shorter life.

  • Using a blunt knife (like a butter knife) push it between the black plastic timer surround and the white plastic box (the over label)
  • Prizing it from the top or the left side it should easily pop out
  • There are 4 push is connections in the back of the timer (1-4) Before you pull them out, photograph them, so you do not mix them up
  • The new timer can just be plugged in and pushed back into place
  • You will need to reset and reprogram

Each SimpleFeeder has a specific timer and therefore only runs a single feeder.

Our feeders are 12V units and comes supplied with a transformer to plug into a standard socket.

It will run with a battery but we do not supply the battery and the connection to the battery is an optional extra which you will find in our Shop.

  • Ensure it is plugged in and that the timer display is on
  • If the timer display is not “on” then please press the small reset button to get it going
  • Set the time to the current time
  • Set the start time to 1 hour before your feed and 30 minutes after (1.5-hour running time)
  • Example if you want to feed at 06:00 – set the start time to 05:00 and the finish time to 06:30
Things to watch out for
  • Ensure you have the heaters coming on for every feed not just the colder times of day
  • Ensure it is coming on 7 days a week (7 triangles)

Some of our compatible feed partners