Working Young Horse Balancer | Winter

£13.24£297.90 or subscribe and save 5%

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Working Young Horse Winter Balancer - 5kg
Working Young Horse Balancer | Winter £13.24£297.90 or subscribe and save 5%

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Key Features
  • Matched to grass, hay & haylage.
  • Optimal levels of key minerals.
  • Ultra-low iron formulation.
  • Free from fillers or additives.
  • 3,000iu of vitamin E per feed.
  • Under 1% in sugar & starch.
  • Formulated using our own analytical data.

For young horses in light, moderate or heavy work, on winter pasture or with limited or restricted grazing available.

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


Lysine, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Monosodium Phosphate, Magnesium Oxide, Methionine, Bioplex Zinc, Bioplex Copper, Calcium Iodate, Selenium Yeast, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Yeasacc, Essential Amino Acids, Vitamin E Oil, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Biotin, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12, Pyridoxine, Pantothenic Acid, Micronised Linseed.

Feed Rates

Young horses to make adult weight between 200 and 300 kg:

  • Light Work:          150 grams per day
  • Moderate Work:  170 grams per day
  • Heavy Work:        200 grams per day

Young horses to make adult weight between 300 and 400 kg:

  • Light Work:          200 grams per day
  • Moderate Work:  220 grams per day
  • Heavy Work:        250 grams per day

Young horses to make adult weight between 400 and 600 kg:

  • Light Work:          250 grams per day
  • Moderate Work:  270 grams per day
  • Heavy Work:        300 grams per day

Young horses to make adult weight between 600 and 800 kg:

  • Light Work:          300 grams per day
  • Moderate Work:  320 grams per day
  • Heavy Work:        350 grams per day

A 75ml scoop contains approx. 70 grams.

  • For a 500kg horse – light work – 20 days.
  • For a 500kg horse – moderate work – 18.5 days.
  • For a 500kg horse – heavy work – 16.5 days.
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Our Working Young Horse Winter horse feed balancer has been specifically formulated for supplementation of young horses, in work, up to the age of 6.

The formula has been carefully devised using our own unique analytical data from the thousands of grass, hay and haylage samples that we test each year.

A grid shot of the working young horse winter balancer.

young horse lying in the pasture

Containing optimum levels of high-quality minerals for growing youngsters, as directed by the National Research Councils’ guidelines.

This balancer covers the commonly deficient minerals, vitamins and amino acids found to be needed to match ratios in the hay or grass your horse eats. 

This approach supports optimum, healthy growth in all young horses and develops resilient, robust healthy adults.

How to feed the balancer?

All of our Balancers are powders, very low in sugar and starch and free from any fillers, bulking agents or additives.

We use the highest-purity minerals and vitamins, ensuring against contamination from heavy metals, and maximising absorption rates.

All of our balancers are best carried in a high-fibre, fast-soak fibre 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 summer version of this balancer would be best.

A close up pot-shot of our working young horse winter balancer.

feeding the young horses

What are the benefits?

This balancer will support and maintain the following:

  • Healthy growth of bones and joints.
  • Structurally sound, crack and brittle-free, robust hooves with a strong laminae connection.
  • Healthy & vibrant skin and coat.
  • Robust tendons, ligaments and joints.
  • A strong immune system.
  • Healthy muscles & nerves.
  • Healthy lungs and breathing.
  • A well-functioning metabolic system.
  • Good fertility.
  • A healthy digestive system.
  • Strong liver function.

Nutritional Information

Oil 3.37%, Protein 16.31%, DE 1.73 MJ/kg

IngredientQuantity per 250g
Micronised Linseed21.8g
Calcium (Calcium Carbonate)28g
Phosphorous (low-iron monosodium phosphate)12g
Magnesium (low-iron Magnesium Oxide)4g
Zinc (Bioplex)1200mg
Copper (Bioplex)400mg
Iodine (Calcium iodate)3.5mg
Selenium (Yeast)2mg
Vitamin E 3000iu
Vitamin A30,000iu
Vitamin C2g
Essential Amino Acids10g
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)100mg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)50mg
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)25mg
Biotin 20mg
Folic Acid25mg
Vitamin B1220mg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)50mg
Pantothenic Acid 50mg
  • A 75 ml scoop contains approximately 70 grams.
  • Be aware that the above analysis for 250 grams is equivalent to elemental values fed.
  • The volume feed rate (250 grams) is not the same as the elemental feed rate values (above). Therefore the above figures will not equal 250 grams.

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

Additional Information

We would recommend feeding the summer version of this balancer if there is plenty of spring or summer grazing available. If grazing is restricted, or throughout the winter months then feeding the winter version is best, along with supplementation of microinsed linseed.

For best results, feed 42 grams per 220 kg of body weight of micronised linseed to provide correct levels of essential omega-3 fat. Omega 3 fat is not contained in winter grass and is destroyed during the hay/haylage curing process so is poorly available to a horse on a hay/haylage diet.

Where horses need further support of the hoof wall, white line and frog or skin, we recommend the use of additional methionine and Essential Amino Acids in the daily diet.

Where horses are sweating during work, for extended periods of time (1 -2 hours) then supplementing salt at 20 – 50 grams per day, after drinking, will also be beneficial to support and maintain healthy growth and performance.

Please note that to be completely sure that your working youngstock is receiving optimum levels of protein and minerals, Forageplus advises both a nutritional and mineral analysis of the forage being fed so we can check levels for you and optimise your horse’s diet and health even further.

4 reviews for Working Young Horse Balancer | Winter

  1. Jo Wilde (verified owner)

    Have been feeding this for a couple of weeks now and it already seems to be helping my horse’s coat, so I’m very happy with it.

  2. Kara McKee (verified owner)

    My pregnant mare is doing fantastically on this balancer as recommended by Forage Plus. Their balancer finder is such a fantastic tool. I am sure I will have a big healthy foal by feeding Forage Plus products.

  3. [email protected] (verified owner)

    I feel rest assured that my young horses is getting the right balance. He also eats it which is an added bonus

  4. [email protected] (verified owner)

    Fabulously helpfull informed staff , super product and the horse eats it !

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