Hoof & Skin Health Balancer | Summer

£12.30£277.75 or subscribe and save 5%

(34 customer reviews)
Hoof & Skin Summer Balancer - 5kg
Hoof & Skin Health Balancer | Summer £12.30£277.75 or subscribe and save 5%

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Key Features
  • For Superior Hoof & Skin Health.
  • Matched to grass, hay & haylage.
  • Optimal levels of key minerals.
  • Ultra-low iron formulation.
  • Free from fillers or additives.
  • Under 1% in sugar & starch.
  • Formulated using our own analytical data.
Suitability

Best suited for adult horses with sufficient access to spring or summer grazing. Suitable for those in maintenance, light or moderate work.

Specially formulated using analytical data from the thousands of forage samples that we test.

Ingredients

Magnesium Oxide, Lysine, Salt, Monosodium Phosphate, Methionine, Bioplex Copper, Bioplex Zinc, Calcium Iodate, Selenium Yeast, Biotin, Thiamine, Pyridoxine, Folic Acid, Micronised Linseed.

Feed Rates
  • 200 – 400kg – 75g per day
  • 400 – 600kg – 100g per day
  • 600 – 700kg – 125g per day
  • 700 – 800kg – 150g per day

A 50ml scoop contains approx. 48 grams.

HOW LONG WILL IT LAST

For a 400 – 600kg horse – 50 days.

Delivery & Returns

Free UK mainland shipping on orders over £80*

  • 60-day returns on unopened items
  • Order yours before 11am for same-day dispatch*

This ultra-low iron, summer horse feed balancer has been formulated for superior hoof and skin health, using our own unique analytical data from the thousands of forage samples that we test.

It contains only the commonly deficient minerals, vitamins and amino acids found to be needed to help develop optimum hoof and skin health, matched to grass, hay and haylage.

hoof & skin supplements for horses

A horse grazing in the summer pasture.

Our powdered balancers are under 1% in sugar and starch combined. Free from any fillers, additives, preservatives or bulking agents.

We only use the highest purity minerals and vitamins to produce the lowest iron formulation, minimising contamination from heavy metals and ensuring maximum absorption rates.

How to feed the balancer?

All Forageplus Balancers are best carried in a high fibre, fast soak feed or chop of your choice.

We have a handy video here on how to best feed the balancer.

If your horse is on reduced or restricted grazing, or a hay/haylage only diet, then opting for the winter version of this balancer would be best.

A close up of the hoof & skin summer balancer

Nutritional Information

Under 1% in sugar & starch combined. Free from any fillers, bulking agents or preservatives. We only use the highest quality minerals to ensure against contamination with heavy metals, enabling high absorption rates. We use ultra-low iron forms of monosodium phosphate and magnesium oxide in our balancers.

Oil 5.80%, Protein 17.35% and DE 6.70 MJ/kg (please note these are Kg amounts)

IngredientQuantity per 100g
Micronised Linseed25.17g
Magnesium Oxide (low-iron)12g
Lysine10g
Salt5g
Phosphorous (low-iron monosodium phosphate)5g
Methionine3g
Zinc (Bioplex)1200mg
Copper (Bioplex)400mg
Selenium (yeast)1mg
Iodine (calcium iodate)2mg
Biotin30mg
Vitamin B1 (thiamine)100mg
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)100mg
Folic Acid20mg

The above analysis for 100 grams is equivalent to elemental values fed. The volume feed rate (100 grams) is not the same as the elemental feed rate values (above). Therefore the above figures will not equal 100 grams.


Our forage analysis showed us that this balancer would match our forage mineral deficiencies, perfectly. My horse is bouncing with healthy hooves. My vet and farrier are astounded.”

— Carol Bent, Gloucestershire

horse galloping

What are the benefits?

Our Hoof & Skin Summer balancer contributes to the support and maintenance of the following:

  • Healthy, structurally sound, crack and brittle free, robust hooves.
  • A strong laminae connection.
  • Healthy frogs.
  • Healthy skin.
  • A vibrant, shiny coat colour without coat bleaching.
  • Robust tendons, ligaments and joints.
  • A strong immune system.
  • healthy muscles
  • A healthy nervous system.
  • Healthy lungs and breathing.
  • A well-functioning metabolic system.
  • Good fertility and bone health.
  • A healthy digestive system.
  • Strong liver function.

Forageplus Hoof & Skin Summer balancer matches nutrients to the forage consumed by your horse. Ratios are determined by the National Research Council.

Free from any prohibited substances as defined under Jockey Club and FEI rules.

Compare the ingredients of Forageplus Horse Feed Balancers

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

34 reviews for Hoof & Skin Health Balancer | Summer

  1. Lucy Bradshaw (verified owner)

    I’ve always been sceptical on supplements as I think so many do nothing. A friend recommended this to me as an almost final resort as my horse kept having repeat abscess and recently going barefoot. He had bad rain scald this year too. This honestly seemed to work in about a week- rain scald gone and I can actually hear his barefoot hooves sound harder on the roads! He had a big crack from a ruptured abscess that the farrier was originally going to glue back together but since having this supplement, the farrier has said his feet are growing back so healthy he doesn’t need to. I almost emailed to ask for help on feeding and I got sent back a whole feeding guide which has helped so much too. Highly highly recommend!!

  2. SallyMac (verified owner)

    Great product. Highly recommend.

  3. SallyMac (verified owner)

    Bought a trial pack of this and have been so impressed with the results. Coat is silky soft and shiny and it seems to give everything he needs. I was worried he might not like the taste but he is still licking his bucket clean, so I am happy. Will be buying the 5kg versions next.

  4. KarenB (verified owner)

    Excellent product, been using this for years. Great for getting good growth in the hoof and my horses skin and coat are gleaming! Alternate between winter and summer balancer depending on season, although I would question that we actually have a summer anymore in UK!

  5. Holly Rees (verified owner)

    I’ve been using this for a good few years now. My horses are barefoot, have strong hooves have shiny coats.

  6. Claire Knight (verified owner)

    My barefoot horses hooves have improved since using this, definitely made them harder. My trimmer complained he had a hard time trimming them. Would recommend for hoof health.

  7. Jody Pilkington (verified owner)

    I have been using this balancer for 7 months. I was previously using a biotin free supplement because Hugo has mallanders and sallanders but he got seedy toe in October 2022. His physio recommended I use forageplus due to the iron free nature of their supplements.
    He did not have a reaction to the biotin and his skin is good. His seedy toe is totally healed up and his feet are fantastic. My farrier is very impressed. Hugo eats the powder mixed with Thunderbrooks healthy herbal chaff. He has no problem with the taste. I used the beetroot powder to help him get used to it. I will change to the winter version when my current bag runs out. Great company. Super fast delivery. Very helpful when I emailed with questions. Thanks

  8. Bryony Goodwin (verified owner)

    After a gradual introduction both my horses are now eating this supplement happily, my farrier thought that one horses hooves were harder already, so hopefully they will continue to improve.

  9. Beth Stanway (verified owner)

    Switch my daughters barefoot pony onto this balancer in the summer. He doesn’t need any extra calories so this is the perfect way to deliver what he needs with a small feed. He looks great, feet are perfect and he’s happy to eat it despite being pretty fussy for a greedy pony!

  10. K8large (verified owner)

    Brilliant customer service and quick delivery been on the plain winter balancer so far and very impressed with the results horses eat it all up. So I’ll let u know how we get on… Thank you

  11. Katie Adamson (verified owner)

    Made a huge difference to the hoof quality of my two horses. Really pleased with the amount of each ingredient and how palatable it is for the horses.

  12. Tricia Callow (verified owner)

    Our light-exercise and retired equines don’t need any other additives or cereals or mixes – just Hoof & Skin Health Balancer and forage. They are healthy, happy, have good feet and plenty of energy.

  13. Beth Stanway (verified owner)

    Needed a balancer for my daughters pony. We have to watch his weight but he’s also in full work and barefoot so I wanted to make sure he was getting all the vitamins and minerals he needs. He is looking fabulous with a lovely shine on his coat and perfect feet. Relieved to know he is getting the best care without having to use calorific balancers or dealing with several supplements.

  14. Veronika Lacuskova (verified owner)

    I love this product. Its works great for my 2 ex racers. The main difference I noticed is the better hoof quality and the new growth that is much stronger.
    Their coat is very shiny as well. They live out 24/7 and are only fed handful of chaff and fibre nuts and the balancer and they look great.

  15. Kara (verified owner)

    My pregnant mare is doing extremely well on this supplement. She is quite fussy but has no issues eating two scoops of this per feed. She is shining and her feet are in fantastic nick. Would recommend forage plus to anyone, and won’t be going back to trial and error with 900 supplements!

  16. Elizabeth Florey (verified owner)

    All the products I buy from Forageplus are brilliant.
    I keep my two horses barefoot, so the correct nutrition is important.
    Forageplus have been so helpful with advice and very interesting articles.

  17. Lisa Mackay

    My barefoot horses live on very poor grazing on a Scottish Hillside. The field is very low in copper. This is the one product that consistently keeps them looking well and I don’t have to worry about balancing separate minerals. I have tried copper only supplements in the past but FP Hoof and Skin works the best.

  18. Emma Harris (verified owner)

    We did take a few weeks to get my TB mare used to the taste, but now she happily enjoys her meals… We are just 6 weeks in, so early days but so far really pleased with the results 👍🏼

  19. maisey phillips (verified owner)

    Since starting my pony on this product, I have noticed a significant difference. He is looking so much healthier, his coat is a different colour and is so much shinier! His feet are completely different! So much stronger and the difference in the growth and development of them is huge! It’s been amazing to see the difference in him. These are only a few changes I have listed, there are many others! I highly recommend this product!

  20. Tricia Callow (verified owner)

    Before finding this product, my horse was on two different supplements and still had poor hooves.
    Now, one product – Hoof & Skin Health Balancer Summer or Winter – and his hooves and everything else are healthy and I’m happy!

  21. Kitty (verified owner)

    I started feeding forageplus balancers shortly after my horse needed very important liver support. He’s responded really well to them and is feeling in excellent condition! I can’t imagine changing back now and love that there is no-nonsense ingredients either.

  22. kasey matthews (verified owner)

    Brilliant product from Forage Plus, always quality & actually make a visible difference, better feet & beautiful shiny coats. Big differences since using this the last year.

  23. JTippers (verified owner)

    Love this product! It keeps my barefoot ID in top form over the summer months when out at grass- he also has the winter version from Oct onwards to make sure he gets plenty of Vit E

  24. Kelly Elliott (verified owner)

    I put my eventer on this when she goes barefoot over winter and I have never had any hoof problems.

  25. Susan Dixon (verified owner)

    I used to use Progressive Earth supplements but moved over to Forage Plus once I learnt they had a lower iron count. Seems to be doing my boy good but too early to really tell.

  26. Kelly Renaut (verified owner)

    I’ve been feeding this balancer for a couple of years now to my barefoot cob. His feet are in great condition and his coat is really healthy and shiny. I’d highly recommend Forage Plus products

  27. GreyConnie (verified owner)

    A great product that complements the Winter Balancer. Wouldn’t use anything else as produces great hooves!

  28. GreyConnie (verified owner)

    A great product that complements the Winter Balancer. Leo’s hooves have never been as good since we started these balancers.

  29. Tricia Callow (verified owner)

    My horse had never had good feet – brittle, breaking and always losing shoes. He’d been on other additives for hooves for most of his life. I replaced these AND another general additive with Hoof and Skin Health Summer Balancer and geronimo! within a couple of months, even my farrier (professional, cautious, pessimistic) had to admit that there was a remarkable improvement in his feet. He also needs smaller amounts of expensive feed and is full of energy mostly on hay, un-molassed chaff and a little sugarbeet. See also my review of Hoof and Skin Health Winter Balancer which I swap to every winter.as he gets no grass for 6 months.

  30. Nikkiandcassie30 (verified owner)

    Love this product! My horse has never looked and felt so healthy!
    It really shows in her hooves, coat and temperament!

  31. Lorna Jagger (verified owner)

    I’ve only been using this balancer for 3 weeks, but already there are changes. My 20yr old tb mare has changed coat colour she was a dappled bay. Now she is definitely a dark dappled bay. My boy a Welsh d x, has always had reasonable feet but since he has been diagnosed with navicular, I wanted to get the best feet he could possibly have, and the soles of his feet have already hardened off. I will continue to use this balancer, but may upgrade to a bespoke one.

  32. Ciaramunn (verified owner)

    The difference this supplement has made on my 4 years old hooves and coat has been amazing. After 4 weeks you could see the new growth half way down the hoof. His hooves are stronger than ever before. I had him on other supplements last year but they didn’t make half as much of an impact.
    In terms of his general well being, he looks healthier than ever. His coat is gleaming even though he is out during the day with no rug on. This product is definitely worth the price as it has ultimately reduced my costs in other supplements and products.

  33. Ciaramunn (verified owner)

    The difference this supplement has made on my 4 years old hooves and coat has been amazing. After 4 weeks you could see the new growth half way down the hoof. His hooves are stronger than ever before. I had him on other supplements last year but they didn’t make half as much of an impact.
    In terms of his general well being, he looks healthier than ever. His coat is gleaming even though he is out during the day with no rug on. This product is definitely worth the price as it has ultimately reduced my costs in other supplements and products.

  34. Elizabeth

    My horse seems more relaxed and is not as tense throughout his body since using this product. There is no problem getting it down him as he licks his bucket clean afterwards!

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