GUT Plus Balancer

5.00 out of 5
(11 customer reviews)



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Digestive health is crucial for the happiness and performance of your horse. GUT Plus is an effective equine feed and probiotic horse gut balancer supporting nutrient digestibility, the health of the stomach lining and normal acid levels in all horses.

When can a gut balancer for horses be used?

A gut balancer can be used for immediate digestive support for horses. It can be used continuously or simply in times of high stress, irritation or digestive upset to restore natural gut balance. Irritable horses will often benefit from a gut supplement being added to the daily feed.

Suitable for all horses and ponies, on high cereal or forage diets for ongoing digestive tract maintenance and general wellness of the equine digestive tract.

A gut supplement is ideal for older horses, poor doers and horses and ponies that lose condition at any time of year. It may also be fed to horses or ponies at times of stressful situations such as travelling, competing, lack of appetite, loose droppings, changing yard, changing feed or needing greater natural immunity.

GUT-Plus is low in sugar and starch so can be safely fed to support hindgut microflora and gastrointestinal health of horses and ponies prone to laminitis. The large intestine and caecum are often referred to as the hindgut.

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Why should you maintain healthy digestive systems in horses?

A horse’s digestive system is unique, which has evolved for many years to digest a constant supply of low starch, fibrous feed. But domestication and modern horse management mean that horses are sometimes fed diets that the digestive system isn’t adapted to resulting in poor digestive health, excess acid and tummy trouble.

Optimum support for the digestive lining can be achieved by feeding digestive supplements with an effective prebiotic, a balanced combination of plant extracts and raw ingredients to act as digestive soothers, tackle excess stomach acid and support correct intestinal flora. Supporting beneficial bacteria and addressing the effects of mycotoxins are also important to avoid poor condition, health and performance.

Why should you feed our gut balancer?

  • Supports recovery of a vulnerable digestive fore and hind gut prone to digestive upset
  • Re-establishes and maintains healthy mucosa for optimum digestive function with each application
  • Contains nutritional soluble fibres to support dietary fibre and healthy intestinal function and normal acid levels
  • Contains whole oatmeal – to re-establish and maintain a healthy stomach and gut mucosa
  • Includes aloe vera gel extract – soothes vulnerable and delicate gastric epithelial cell lining for optimum digestion
  • Contains prebiotics fructo-oligosaccharide and probiotics yea sacc and biomoss – supplying probiotic supplement for total gastric health and the maintenance of supportive population of bacteria
  • Pectin and Lecithin – form a physical barrier between the gastric juices and the sensitive non-glandular region of the stomach to combat irritation
  • Zeolite – has the ability to absorb undesirable substances and reduce the damaging effects of mycotoxins which may be present in feed such as haylage
  • Acid Buff – provides a slow release form of one of the key nutrients, calcium carbonate which has a acid buffering action superior to normal calcium carbonate or sodium bicarbonate
  • Pea Protein – raises levels of essential amino acids which has a range of benefits. High levels of essential amino acids support the formation of a strong epithelial intestinal lining free from weakness.
  • Contains no alfalfa meal to irritate or excite horses
  • Under 10% ESC sugar and starch for sensitive good doers and laminitic horses

What is Gut Plus and how does it work?

Gut Plus is a digestive support powder acting as a digestive balancer for horses with irritation from excess acid and stomach lining vulnerability. With easily digestible ingredients it is a cost effective and a successful supplementary nutritional feed product for the healthy horse.

Gut Plus also improves the efficiency of the digestive tract and creates a robust gastric lining.  For the greatest nutritional benefit feed with essential vitamins and a mineral package matched to grass and hay.

The peppermint in Gut Plus makes it enticing for good doers and poor doers.

If you have seen no success after 6 weeks then look at muscular/facial issues.

What to learn more about equine gut health? to download our latest EBook on the microbiome.

Additional information

Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 30 × 30 × 8 cm

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What are the benefits of a gut balancer?

  • Gut Plus works instantly with the horse’s digestive system to help maintain and sustain a natural stomach pH for maximum effect
  • Maintains healthy mucosa with each application
  • Contains nutritional soluble fibers to support healthy intestinal function and fibre digestion
  • Easy to administer – no waste, easy to top dress
  • Very palatable – mixed into feed concentrates, horses will eat it willingly
  • Can be used in periods of both training and competition – contains no prohibited materials
  • Supports healthy fore and healthy hind gut digestive support
  • Supports friendly bacteria to support gastric health
  • Supports a healthy appetite
  • Helps maintain optimum feed efficiency and a healthy weight
  • Supports happy stable behaviour, contentment whilst grooming, and a positive attitude when ridden

Analysis Info

Analytical Constituents

Crude Protein 12.00%

Crude Fat 16.75%

Crude Ash 16.50%

Crude Fibres 1.0%

Calcium, Ca 6.0%

Magnesium, Mg 1.10%

Combined ESC and starch under 10%

Composition Lecithin, Acid Buf, Zeolite, Pea Protein, Whole Oatmeal, Pectin, Biomoss, Fructooligosaccharides, Aloe Vera Gel, Yeasacc, Spearmint

Storage Keep dry and cool

Feed Rates

How to use this horse gut balancer?

Feed 40 grams of GUT Plus per 100kg of body weight daily for a minimum period of 2 weeks, divided into the morning and evening feed.

1 x 75 ml scoop equals approx. 55 grams of GUT Plus.

Feed maximum 350 grams per animal daily.

Forageplus have found that the protocol for feeding this product is best as feeding for a two week period and re-assessing and either reducing the feed rate to 50% if all behaviours have gone or keeping at the full rate of 40 grams per 100 kg of body weight for another 2 weeks.  Do this one more time if only partial or no progress made.

GUT Plus can be top dress mixed into the bucket feed or mixed into lukewarm water. Add 1o0 grams of GUT Plus to 500 ml of water and mix it into soaked feed (beet pellets/high fibre feed).

GUT Plus can be supplemented in periods when horses are participating in competitions, as the product does not contain any substances prohibited by the FEI or Jockey Club, and there are no undesirable secondary effects.

If feeding for an average 500kg horse this product should last you 25 days.

A 75ml scoop contains approximately 55 grams.

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11 reviews for GUT Plus Balancer

  1. 5 out of 5

    victoria ashby (verified owner)

    Sadly my pony has had a complete lifestyle change. This has without unsettled him and instead of putting him through the stress of no forage, a trip to the vets to test for ulcers, whilst no visible signs to speak of after speaking to forage plus I decided to give this a try, He absolutely loves it, seems to be a lot happier and content living on his grass free track. Very much looks forward to mealtimes. The latest results have shown levels are back to normal, along with soaked hay and a forage plus based diet we have achieved quite a turn around in 8 weeks. I Will keep him on this a little longer

  2. 5 out of 5

    Catherine Hardy (verified owner)

    I have been using this product for my 2 mini ponies who suffer from gut issues and have been pleased that even the fussy eater has found it to be palatable and eats her meals enthusiastically. Both ponies currently look well and happy. The fussy pony is particularly cheerful at the moment which is great to see and the right management, including diet, is key for both these little ponies.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Kelly Elliott

    I use this to compliment the performance balancer and feed Gut Plus when Eventing at big venues, Chatsworth, Rockingham etc. And when travelling much further afield 2hrs+. I’ve never had any digestive problems and I would attribute that to feeding Gut Plus during times of high pressure and stress. If you have a horse with historical digestive problems I can see (when used continuously) Gut Plus being hugely effective at preventing further problems.

  4. 5 out of 5

    jaspersvits9 (verified owner)

    I wormed my 11hh 22yr old Cushings and metabolic pony and she had a laminitis attack a few days later. I had never heard of this before, but it seemed to be too much of a coincidence to not be connected. Apparently death of worms, or even the wormer itself, can upset gut flora and trigger an attack. Sarah recommended I try Forage plus Gut plus (as well as the usual laminitis protocol of course). Wow, I was not expecting such rapid results, but 5 days after starting the Gut plus the little pony was completely sound and back out on the track with her friend. I will definitely keep a bag in store to help prevent future problems. Thank you so much Forage Plus.

  5. 5 out of 5


    I would like to thank you for your efficient customer services. My order was delivered to me super fast. I am two weeks into using this product on a horse which I recently acquired. His owner gave him to me because he was under performing, so decided to retire him. The difference in this horse after two weeks is marked. He is much happier and no longer sour. His stress levels have dropped markedly. All round he is much happier horse and is happy when eating his food and being groomed. This has to be one of the first products I have used, that does what it says on the can. Brilliant product highly recommended. Thank you so much from both myself and Chip.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Samantha Moore

    Only 5 years old and not in a lot of work, my trimmer noticed he did not like to stand still for any length of time whilst being tied up to have his feet trimmed, that he stood there chewing the wooden rail, he was fidgety and constantly needing occupying. He was on a high fibre, very low sugar/starch diet but was difficult to manage. However, I tried him on this product. I noticed a slight change within a few days but the noticeable change came after 4 weeks. By the 5th week, he stood quietly, did not chew the wood and was generally much easier to handle and to be around. I thought he would be fine after being on it for 5 weeks so discontinued feeding but at the same time he went on 2 months box rest which in hindsight was very naive of me. I have now ordered more to help him get through this as the stress of being on box rest will mean he needs support to maintain a healthy digestive system. Having seen such a difference in his behaviour, I will be keeping him on this as maintenance for many months to come! I totally recommend this product and would strongly recommend a 4/5 week period minimum to see the best results. Good luck!

  7. 5 out of 5


    I suspected that my horse may need gastric support after attending a Dr Kerry Ridgeway talk organised by Forageplus. She was constantly fidgety and difficult to manage at both feed time, whilst tied up and being saddled in the stable. I decided to support her nutritionally. She improved within 3 days of starting this product and is now back to be very happy to tack up, eating better and generally looking much happier. I would definitely recommend this supplement.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Carol Ross

    Balou has just started his 3rd tub and is maintaining a healthy digestive system.

    It’s great to see him enjoying his food and cleaning up his bowl. In the past he was not eating at all except hay. He would look at his food and turn away. Forageplus suggested using this to naturally support his digestive system. When we started his desire to eat improved 100% almost overnight. I will certainly be continuing to use this in the future to support and maintain his healthy gut.

    C. Ross and a very happy 20 year old named Balou

  9. 5 out of 5

    Fran Turner

    An absolute miracle product
    I swapped my ex racer, Prophet’s Star (Pea), who is now doing dressage, on to this to support and aid his recovery in addition to the Gastroguard which my vet had prescribed. He had behavioural problems: aggressive kicking at the leg under saddle, rearing, running backwards, and biting/tail swishing when groomed or touched along his sides.

    I can honestly say this has been an absolute miracle product for him and I would not be without it in the feed room. He is always going to be a quirky horse but he has completely stopped kicking and running backwards, and is happy to be handled and touched now. Not only is he comfortable, but he looks fantastic, shiny coat, super topline etc, he gleams with health.

    Pea is now competing happily at PSG level, quite an achievement for an ex racehorse, and we are aiming to eventually compete at international GP level. There is no doubt in my mind that this will have helped us get there by maintaining and supporting my horses health. I would not hesitate to recommend this or other Forageplus supplements, to friends or clients.

    So from myself, and Pea …… thank you!

    Fran Turner

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jo Smalley

    Happy and Hacking Out after using this Digestive Support

    Since being fed this our horse is now happy and hacking out confidently and doesn’t mind being girthed or brushed. Thank you so much for your help. Looking forward to our summer of hacking happily and safely along our lanes!

    Jo Smalley, Cumbria

  11. 5 out of 5


    Thrilled with the results from this product

    We have been using this with our own horses for a while now and have been thrilled with the results. Most of our herd are rescued horses and are all now looking very happy and comfortable.
    Sylvia Byerley

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