Summer Equine Balancer

5.00 out of 5
(13 customer reviews)



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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. 

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All Forageplus Summer 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 antioxidant processes to help neutralise against free radicals 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.

“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

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:

  • 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

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 which contains no iron or manganese but good levels of copper, zinc and magnesium.

Additional information

Weight 5 kg
Dimensions N/A

Analysis Info

The minerals used are of a good quality to ensure against contamination with heavy metals and enable good absorption rates.

We use particularly low forms of mono-sodium phosphate and magnesium oxide in our balancers.

Read here for info on our ultra low formulation

Oil% 8.83%, Protein 17.65% and DE 7.80 MJ/kg (please note these are Kg amounts)

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

Be aware that 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.

Feed 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.

A 50ml scoop contains approximately 45 grams.

Feeding a 400 -600kg horse this product should last you 50 days.

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FAQ Info

When should I feed this balancer?

Feed this balancer to horses in maintenance to light work, in summer, from April to October. Horses fed this balance should  have access to more than 6 hours of green and growing pasture. Horses have access to less than 6 hours of green and growing pasture should be fed the Winter version to ensure adequate levels of vitamin E are maintained.

What is the cost per day of a Forageplus Balancer

Forageplus Winter Balancer200-400 kg Horse400-600 kg Horse600-700 kg Horse700-800 kg Horse
Cost per day£0.82£1.10£1.37£1.65
Days one 5KG bag will last66.6504033.3
Forageplus Summer Balancer200-400 kg Horse400-600 kg Horse600-700 kg Horse700-800 kg Horse
Cost per day £0.69£0.92£1.15£1.38
Days one 5KG bag will last66.6504033.3
Forage First Pelleted Balancer200-400 kg Horse400-600 kg Horse600-700 kg Horse700-800 kg Horse
Cost per day £1.45£1.74£2.03£2.32
Days one 10KG bag will last4033.328.525

Visit this page for more information about the cost of using Forageplus horse feed supplements

Which horses suit this balancer?

Horses with healthy skin and hooves, with access to more than six hours spring and summer grazing, who are at maintenance or working at light to moderate level will do very well on this balancer.

If your horse needs support to develop strong hooves then consider using our Hoof Health Balancer range

If your horse needs support to develop resilient itch free skin then consider using our Skin Health Balancer range

If your horse is working at moderate to heavy work loads then consider using Forageplus Performance Balancer

If your horse is a laminitis prone horse on older hay without access to grazing then consider using Forageplus Laminae Plus Balancer

How does Forageplus formulate their horse feed balancers?

We have a very different approach to the levels of nutrients which starts with the grass, hay or haylage horses eat. Find out more about how we use statistical analysis of hundreds of scientific reports of forage to formulate the levels in our horse feed balancers here.

Please contact us if you have further questions.

13 reviews for Summer Equine Balancer

  1. 5 out of 5

    susanabbott613 (verified owner)

    After changing to Summer Balancer I can see lovely new hoof growing down. He eats this readily, mixed in his soaked Timothy pellets.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Kelly Elliott

    A great all round balancer

  3. 5 out of 5

    Claire Kilburn (verified owner)

    I have a good doer Heavy Horse so this product is perfect because it means I can feed him the correct levels of supplementary vitamins and minerals without having to give very large bucket feeds. It mixes in well with a handful of basic chaff and a bit of water. I use this through summer while my horse is on overnight turnout then switch to the winter balancer when he switches to day time turnout in winter.

    He looks great all year round and this has helped with his diet and helped with the routine to lose weight. He remains his normal happy self but I know he has what he needs for a healthy diet.

  4. 5 out of 5

    susanabbott613 (verified owner)

    Just changed on to the summer version. My very fussy horse eats this happily. His hooves have improved so much since being on Forage Plus. So easy to order, and dispatched quickly. Excellent company.

  5. 5 out of 5


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

  6. 5 out of 5


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

  7. 5 out of 5


    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


    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!

  9. 5 out of 5


    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 major hoof issues! 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

  10. 5 out of 5


    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.

  11. 5 out of 5


    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.

  12. 5 out of 5


    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!

  13. 5 out of 5


    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.

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