Our Working Young Horse Summer 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.
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.
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.
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.
Oil 3.37%, Protein 16.31%, DE 1.73 MJ/kg
|Ingredient||Quantity per 250g|
|Calcium (Calcium Carbonate)||28g|
|Phosphorous (low-iron monosodium phosphate)||12g|
|Magnesium (low-iron Magnesium Oxide)||4g|
|Iodine (Calcium iodate)||4mg|
|Essential Amino Acids||10g|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)||100mg|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||50mg|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||25mg|
|Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)||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.
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 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.
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.
We have an interesting article on feeding youngstock here.