Performance Winter Equine Balancer

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This superior, high specification, ultra low iron, equine balancer has been formulated for winter use with performance horses in moderate to heavy work. It can also be used with horses with limited turn out on green and growing pasture. This balancer is a powder, which is very low in sugar and starch, contains no fillers and only the highest purity minerals and vitamins. The Forageplus Performance Winter Equine Balancer makes the ideal accompaniment to straight feeds such as beet pulp, oats, alfalfa, copra and wheat bran although compound mixes can also be used. It has been formulated using data obtained from scientific analysis of our many samples of forage and contains only the commonly deficient minerals, vitamins and amino acids found to be needed to help balance the diet of a performance horse. All the ingredients are designed to aid optimum health and performance. This Winter version contains 3000iu of vitamin E per 170 gram amount.

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This balancer will support muscle strength and development, enhance stamina and athleticism and give your horse the extra nutrients needed to maintain a high level of performance in all activities. The minerals used are of a high quality to ensure against contamination with heavy metals and enable good absorption rates.  We also recommend the addition of linseed with this balancer to provide adequate amounts of omega 3.  Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid which is in short supply in winter forage, feeding 42 grams of micronised linseed per 220 kg of bodyweight will provide optimum amounts.

Forageplus Performance Winter Equine Balancer matches nutrients to the forage consumed by a horse. Supplying correct levels of nutrients, as matched to ratios determined by the National Research Council, is an important consideration for horses in moderate to very hard work so that there is support and maintenance of:

Facilitates good stamina, supports healthy muscle and creates resilient, strong tendons and ligaments. Promotes a healthy skin and a coat which gleams and is not prone to bleaching. Grows the best hoof health too as well as energy which is not out of control. Our formula provides a blend of forage-focused minerals and vitamins to maintain high performance health whilst matching very carefully to the all important greatest proportion of the diet, grass, hay or haylage.

  • healthy, structurally sound and robust hooves with a strong laminae connection
  • heathy frogs
  • healthy skin
  • vibrant, shiny coat colour
  • robust tendons, ligaments and joints
  • a strong immune system
  • healthy muscles
  • healthy nerves
  • healthy lungs and breathing
  • a well functioning metabolic system
  • good fertility and bone
  • a healthy digestive system
  • strong liver function
  • healthy joints
  • good growth in young horses


Horses which are subjected to high levels of stress through frequent competition and or traveling may also benefit from Egusin SLH and Egusin 250  for maintenance of strong, gut health.  To help support the maintenance of muscles and a healthy immune system we recommend APF Pro.

Horses in heavy work may also benefit from higher levels of vitamin E which we sell as a separate for additional supplementation.  Please contact us if you need advice on amounts to feed.

This product is particularly useful for those unable to take forage samples for analysis or those wishing to add further products from a mineral base which contains no iron or manganese but good levels of copper, zinc and magnesium. 

For 10% discount on 25kg or over just choose the 25kg option from the drop down menu when choosing your product option and the discount is included in the price. Please note that 25kg orders come as 5 x 5kg refill bags.

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The minerals used are of a good quality to ensure against contamination with heavy metals and enable good absorption rates. We use a particularly low form of magnesium oxide in our balancers, please read here  for info on our ultra low formulation.

Oil 6.74%, Protein 19.20% and DE 7.39 MJ/kg (Please note the amount contained within one Kg of product)

Each 170 gram feed level contains:
23 grams micronised linseed
20 grams lysine
10 grams phosphorous (mono-sodium.phosphate)
12 grams magnesium (magnesium oxide)
400 mg copper (bioplex)
1200mg zinc (bioplex)
1.5 mg selenium (yeast)
3 mg iodine (calcium iodate)
15 grams salt
10 grams yeasacc
3000 iu vitamin E Oil
2500 mg methionine
2 grams vitamin C
100 mg thiamine
50 mg riboflavin
25 mg niacin
20 mg biotin
25 mg folic acid
20 mcg vitamin B12
50 mg pyridoxine
50 mg pantothenic acid


When should I feed this balancer?

Feed this balancer to horses in moderate to heavy work, grazing pasture in winter from October to April.

Which horses suit this balancer?

Horses working at moderate level to very heavy work levels will do very well on this balancer. The addition of the B vitamins will provide additional nutritional support particularly if your horse has itchy skin.

What should I feed with this balancer?

We recommend the feeding of straight feeds like beet pulp, oats, alfalfa and copra with our balancers, however you can also use compound mixes. The important thing to remember is that our minerals provide the nutrients needed to fuel the chemical reactions taking place in the body. Having the correct ratios of minerals available matched to forage in a nutritionally focussed supplement works much, much better than a broad spectrum approach which is the one used in all bagged feeds. Feed our minerals to provide optimum nutrient levels then provide your energy requirements from a range of straight feeds. If you need advice then contact us as we are experts in this field due to hunting our horses through winter and competing in endurance through summer.

What about electrolytes?

Our balancer supplies 15 grams of salt per 170 gram dose, this is above the normal amount needed to match what is commonly deficient in most forages. However if your horse sweats heavily for more than 1 hour we would advise the addition of another 20 grams of salt in the horses feed after exercise and drinking. If your horses is sweating more than this then contact us for advice.

Contact us if you have other questions

Feeding rates

200 – 350 kg horse 130 grams per day

350 – 450 kg horse 150 grams per day

450 – 650 kg horse 170 grams per day

650 – 800 kg horse 190 grams per day

5.00 out of 5

2 reviews for Performance Winter Equine Balancer

  1. 5 out of 5

    Rating by Caroline on April 3, 2014 :

    My horse has been on this just over 3 months now. His feet are about half way grown out after removing his shoes. He has been in full work the whole time including competitions, hacking on the roads and working in the school. He has not needed boots at all. His feet look great, he has a nice shiny coat and plenty of energy for his work. But the best thing is that after 4 years of trying every Pre/Probiotic on the market to help with his loose droppings, he now does ‘normal’ droppings. No more ‘cowpats’ and dirty tail to wash every other day!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Rating by Joellis on August 27, 2014 :

    Yesterday while riding on a dull day i noticed how lustrous and shiny my horse’s dark brown coat was. A few years ago at this time of year he had orange highlights in his mane and tail and his body was faded and dull looking. I feed Forageplus Winter Performance balancer because my horse works pretty hard all year round and he looks and performs fantastically. I knew he looked better but sometimes it just makes you stop and stare. the only difference is the balanced minerals so thanks Forageplus.

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