Winter Equine Balancer

4.69 out of 5
(13 customer reviews)

£10.29£231.70

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This ultra low iron, equine balancer has been formulated for winter 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 balance a forage based diet.

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 Winter Balancer is perfect as it contains high levels of vitamin E to maintain anti-oxidant processes in the body.

Forageplus recommends the feeding of additional micronised linseed throughout the winter months or 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. 

“My horse has looked stunning all winter on your product.  His skin on his heels has remained without sores or mud fever, a great product and makes so much sense once you understand about ratios and matching minerals to the levels found in hay or haylage”.  Martina Fox, Wirral

Forageplus Winter 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
  • healthy frogs
  • 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
  • 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

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 7.43%, Protein 16.73% and DE 6.98 MJ/kg (Please note these amounts are per Kg)

Each 100 grams contains:
28.89 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
2000 iu vitamin E oil

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 winter, from October to April. Horses which do not have more than 6 hours access to green and growing pasture should be fed our winter version balancers  all year round to ensure adequate levels of vitamin E are maintained. Find out about Vitamin E and it’s importance here.

What is the cost per day of a Forageplus Balancer

BalancerWeight
Forageplus Winter Balancer 200-400 kg Horse400-600 kg Horse600-700 kg Horse700-800 kg Horse
Cost per day£0.77£1.02£1.28£1.54
Days one 5KG bag will last66.6504033.3
Forageplus Summer Balancer 200-400 kg Horse400-600 kg Horse600-700 kg Horse700-800 kg Horse
Cost per day £0.66£0.89£1.11£1.33
Days one 5KG bag will last66.6504033.3

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 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 Winter Equine Balancer

  1. 5 out of 5

    Anna KG

    Great balanced product.
    I love that Forageplus has actually taken heed of research and made a good mineral balancer. It fits my small driving pony very well :).

  2. 5 out of 5

    Rosie Harford

    Almost through my first 5kg tub of Winter Balancer and another of Micronised Linseed. My horse’s coat is looking amazing and his (barefoot) feet are super healthy and robust. Will carry on buying. It is a great feeling when people are unable to believe that we got through Winter living out 24/7 in a very muddy field with absolutely NO hoof or skin issues either!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Aperrott

    I have used this balancer for two winters on two horses, both maintained their coats, skin and hooves beautifully!!
    I have a lot to thank Forageplus for as my 18 year old horse looked a picture of health right up until the day I sadly lost her! I would strongly recommend Forageplus products to everyone!

  4. 5 out of 5

    ellerkincato

    My supersensitive lad has been on this low iron balancer since January and this, combined with FP’s low iron magox, has made a noticeable improvement to both feet and tummy – happy in his general wellbeing. He is on restricted grazing in summer so will keep him on this all year. Thanks FP!

  5. 5 out of 5

    rjwilkinson@live.co.uk

    I’ve used this balancer for two winters now and it’s an excellent product. I have had no mud fever at all since starting using it despite the fact that we used to really struggle with it and had had no luck with a wide range of other products. My horse even lived out all winter this year for the first time ever and still no mud fever or thrush.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Scarcar

    Strong healthy hooves, a lovely glossy coat and no skin issues despite a horrible winter. My 18 year old is in fab condition. She was injured at the start of autumn and had 6 weeks of box rest, I think the balancer really supported her recovery and rehab period as well. Wish you did one for dogs!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jane Lloyd-Francis and Georges Dewez of Carreg Dressage

    Capriole, our Lippizaner mare, is 30 this year and despite the huge gaps between her teeth she is doing well – mainly due to the support and products of Forageplus.
    Capriole has just moved onto the Winter Balancer from the Summer balancer and has top quality Joint-Plus.
    We are delighted with the results.
    Capriole thanks Forage Plus for supported digestion and joints that creak less. I think we might try it ourselves!

  8. 1 out of 5

    dalhaikie

    5 horses & ponies started on a balanced feed plan using the winter balancer in January. I use the winter balancer all year round because I use a paddock paradise system where hay is the predominant forage. Why oh why didn’t I do this sooner!! Warmblood now holding weight, hooves no longer cracked or showing incident lines, calmer horse, shiny coat! All ponies have shed their excess weight nice & gradually, seemingly without effort. After years of sweat & literally tears to get them to do so! Itchy skin settled, tender feet no longer so and, most glorious of all, new mane growth that is either luxurious for those whose growth was slow, and/or shiny black where previously it was frizzy, coarse & sun-bleached, tired looking. All so much more spritely, chill & altogether we smile! Thank you Forageplus.

  9. 5 out of 5

    michellep

    I’ve had my horse on this balancer for about three months now and not only is his hoof wall growing down at a tighter angle but the constant splitting and cracking of his hoof walls is pretty much a thing of the past. I’m also finding he’s less prone to infection in his feet and some skin irritations and scabs that wouldn’t shift have cleared up all by themselves. I really do recommend it!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Natasharoot

    Winter balancer has enabled me to keep my thoroughbred ex-race horse barefoot. Yes, a barefoot thoroughbred!! He looks fantastic. Lovely coat and great healthy hooves. He also loves the taste and licks his feed bowl clean every time. Thank you very much!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Nina13

    I started my black Welsh Section D on this last winter. She had a really sparse coat the previous year which had gone an odd colour, tinged with ginger. The difference was amazing, she was very shiny and properly ‘black’

  12. 5 out of 5

    mousey1

    This product has changed my life! and my horse’s lives!

    After some short sharp learning after my pony foundering and seemingly becoming IR I finally gave in and bought this product to nutritionally support and maintain his health.

    I wish I had done this two years ago when the problems peaked. Now 6 months on and we have 1/2 a tight hoof capsule and things are looking much better and the management of their weight and metabolism much easier.
    Coupled with this is their coat colour which is much deeper. The balancer is also supporting health WITHOUT head-shaking 80% of the time!!! phenomenal – this horse head shook on his own in the field and wouldn’t eat some-days it was so bad. He still gets an itchy upper lip and has some…erm….behavioural head-shaking and the true but useful head-shaking as a barometer on hot days when it is about to rain but I have a NEW improved version of the horse I loved before. Its truly phenomenal and unexpected!

    I am learning everyday the changes supporting nutritional health is causing and seeing as this is the only change (as I already fixed restricting grass, movement, trim and ad lib soaked hay) it is truly amazing!!!

    Thanks Sarah xx

  13. 5 out of 5

    brucea

    We’ve had our little laminitic and PPID driving pony on the Winter Balancer for most of the summer. Bramble had a severe episode of laminitis in the spring, despite great care with his diet and a grass free environment. He was also struggling with RAO which was severe enough to need nebulising at least twice a day. It wasn’t looking good for him. His ACTH levels were tested high and Prascend has made a big difference to him, and surprisingly made a very big difference to the manageability of the RAO.

    The addition of the Winter Balancer has been part of the big picture for him, supporting his optimum nutritional health.

    Winter Balancer has also helped with the inappetence problem, once we started to get him to eat it of course, but he has gone from leaving his bucket to polishing off a good size bucket twice a day and we are seeing his condition improving and he is putting healthy condition back on. After his initial reluctance to try it, he seems to like the “tang” of the minerals in his feed!

    Winter Equine Balancer has definitely been one of the pieces in the jigsaw of nutritionally supporting this pony while getting back to better health. We had been feeding minerals for over a year, but the mix from Forageplus seems to be more effective than the self assembled mix I was using – and Sarah has done all the hard sums for me :-).

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