Summer Equine Balancer

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This ultra low iron, equine balancer has been formulated for summer feeding using data obtained from scientific analysis of our many samples of forage. It contains only the commonly deficient minerals found to be needed to help balance a forage based diet.  The minerals used are of a good quality to ensure against contamination with heavy metals and enable good absorption rates. 

All Forageplus Balancers are powders, are very low in sugar and starch, contain no fillers and only the highest purity minerals and vitamins. The balancers are best carried in a high fibre, fast soak feed or chop of your choice. If your horse is on a reduced grass or hay/haylage only diet then the Winter range of balancers are perfect as they contain high levels of vitamin E to maintain anti-oxidant processes in the body.

Forageplus recommends the feeding of additional micronised linseed throughout the summer months if a horse is on a predominantly hay/haylage diet. This will ensure good levels of the essential fat omega 3 to maintain and support excellent health.

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

Forageplus Summer Equine Balancer matches nutrients to the forage consumed by a horse. Supplying correct levels of nutrients in forage, as matched to ratios determined by the National Research Council, is an important consideration when maintaining and supporting:

“I can’t believe the difference in my horses skin and coat since starting to feed these minerals.  His coat has a sheen I have never seen before and his itching has stopped.  Thank you!”  Lynn Parkinson, Lincolnshire

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


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% 8.83%, Protein 17.65% and DE 7.80 MJ/kg

Each 100 grams contains:
25 grams of micronised linseed
10 grams lysine
5 grams phosphorous (mono-sodium phosphate)
12 grams magnesium (magnesium oxide)
400 mg copper (bioplex)
1200mg zinc (bioplex)
2mg iodine (calcium iodate)
1 mg selenium (yeast)
5 grams salt


When should I feed this balancer?

Feed this balancer in summer from April to October to horses which have access to green and growing pasture. Horses which do not have access to green and growing pasture should be fed the Winter version to ensure adequate levels of vitamin E are maintained.

Which horses suit this balancer?

Horses which have no hoof problems and are at maintenance or working at light to moderate level will do very well on this balancer. If your horse is working at moderate to heavy work loads then choose our Performance Balancer. To specifically support strong hooves then choose our Hoof Health Balancer which with the addition of the B vitamins will provide additional nutritional support particularly if your horse has itchy skin.

Please contact us if you have further questions.

Feeding rates:
200 – 400 kg horse 75 grams per day

400 – 600 kg horse 100 grams per day

600 – 700 kg horse 125 grams per day

700 – 800 kg horse 150 grams per day

4.11 out of 5

9 reviews for Summer Equine Balancer

  1. 5 out of 5

    Rating by alij on August 17, 2013 :

    I started my seven year old black gypsy cob on this two months ago. Within two weeks his coat was softer and shinier, then he started to go a lovely dark dappled chocolate colour. His mane is softer and so is the new growth on his brillo pad tail. He looks fab.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Rating by Carlysgirl on August 21, 2013 :

    I give all four of my barefoot horses Forageplus Summer balancer. The quality of their hooves has been supported so much that none of them have had to wear hoof boots this summer. The addition of linseed to the mix I think has made it more palatable too which is a plus, even though they have it in a very small feed, all buckets are licked clean!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Rating by Jillgriff on August 23, 2013 :

    I started feeding the summer balancer to support hoof quality of my 4 yo Irish Draught as I wanted to continue barefoot. It not only supported her hooves but within 10 days there was a noticeable difference in her coat. Previously I thought she may start to suffer from seasonal itching as I had to rug her to stop her scratching. However her coat is now soft, shiny and the flies don’t seem to bother her. Wonderful stuff, will be a regular user as it’s not often you find a product that works to such a noticeable degree. Well done Forageplus for bringing this to the market. There’s going to be a lot of shiny horses out there.

  4. 1 out of 5

    Rating by jennyg on August 26, 2013 :

    This is the first time I actually believe I’m feeding a supplement that is of benefit to my horse where thought has gone into supplementing what is necessary to balance typical British pasture. Both of my horses look super healthy and I think they really enjoy the addition of the micronised linseed for palatability. The service I’ve received from Forage Plus has been second to none and I thoroughly recommend this product.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Rating by Whinneyha on August 29, 2013 :

    I ordered the Summer Equine Balancer from you for my Quarterhorse gelding who, in 2011 had Laminitis and, last year had been pulling off his shoe and ending up with bruised and abscessing feet! The Balancer supported him nutritionally through his recovery. This year, and I can’t quite believe this myself, but he is barefoot and sound!!!!
    Thank you so much

  6. 5 out of 5

    Rating by LynseyT on September 2, 2013 :

    I use the Forage plus summer balancer for my 3 horses. The first is 24yr old semi retired pony who had his shoes taken off last year and now has the most wonderful rock crunching feet. I don’t feed him another supplements other than MSM for old age and people cannot believe that he is 24 as he looks shiny and full of beans. He also suffers from mild seasonal itching and since being on FP this has improved too with his mane and tail much less scurfy. My second horse is a 15.1hh 16yr old dressage mare who is a very good doer, and it’s nice to know that she is getting all the vits and mins she needs on her restricted grazing. My third horse is a 14yr old pony club pony who works quite hard and who recently had her shoes off. We are confident that she is getting the right balancer to help her hooves transition. Excellent service always from Forageplus who make products that are actually tailored for the equine and help us humans understand what they really need. Thanks guys!

  7. 2 out of 5

    Rating by Kathryn on September 17, 2013 :

    We have a seven year old Cob, he didn’t seem to have any health of hoof issues when we got him. We have just finished our second bag of Summer balancer. His feet are rock hard according to the farrier and have grown with a lovely smooth surface. He’s barefoot but has a little pedicure every 8-9 weeks. People often comment on his shiny coat and the length of his mane and tail even when he hasn’t been groomed. His temperament has improved and he’s a lot less jumpy. It’s very easy to mix up with Fast Fibre and chaff and he doesn’t mind eating it.
    Many thanks, going to move to winter balancer now.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Rating by aisling on April 12, 2017 :

    My two Arabs do well on this product. They are both barefoot and seem much sounder and stronger when fed this supplement.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Rating by Carolinecoe on April 12, 2017 :

    My horse looks great and he always eats it really well.

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