Working Young Horse Summer Balancer - 5kg
Working Young Horse Balancer | Summer
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Working Young Horse Balancer | Summer

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Our Working Young Horse Summer Balancer has been formulated for advanced supplementation of young horses in work, up to the age of 6.

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This Forage FocusedTM equine balancer, for summer horse feeding, has been formulated for advanced supplementation of young horses in work, up to the age of 6. The formula has been devised using data obtained from scientific analysis of our many samples of forage and optimum levels of minerals as directed by the National Research Council guidelines for growing youngsters.

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It has been carefully formulated to contain only the commonly deficient minerals, vitamins and amino acids found to be needed to match ratios in forage and support the optimum, healthy growth of bones, tendons, ligaments, and muscles.

All ForageplusTM Balancers are very low in sugar and starch; contain no fillers and only the highest purity minerals and vitamins. The minerals used are of high quality to ensure against contamination with heavy metals and enable good absorption rates. ForageplusTM recommends this balancer be used with horses with access to more than 6 hours of good grazing and the straights; alfalfa, beet pulp, wheat bran, copra or rice bran with this supplement. The feeding of these straights will compliment both the balancer and the general profile of forage in the UK and Europe, whilst adding useful additional minerals and protein to support the healthy growth of young horses.

We recommend feeding the Winter Version with additional micronised linseed throughout the winter months or if a horse is on a predominantly hay/haylage diet through the summer months. For best results, feed 42 grams per 220 kg of bodyweight 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. 

Forageplus WORKING Young-Horse Plus 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 extremely important consideration when maintaining and supporting:

  • healthy growth of young bones and joints
  • healthy structurally sound, crack and brittle free, robust hooves with a strong laminae connection
  • healthy frogs
  • healthy skin
  • 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
  • good growth in young horses

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Want to know the best way to feed our horse feed balancers? Check out our handy video, along with the best tips here.

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.

 

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Ingredients

Micronised Linseed, 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, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Biotin, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12, Pyridoxine, Pantothenic Acid.

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Nutrition

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.

Read here for info on our ultra-low iron formulation

Oil 3.37%, Protein 16.31%, DE 1.73 MJ/kg (please note these are Kg amounts)

Each 250 grams contains:
27.8 grams of micronised linseed
25 grams lysine
15 grams salt
28 grams of calcium (calcium carbonate)
12 grams phosphorous (mono-sodium.phosphate)
4 grams magnesium (magnesium oxide)
5 grams methionine
1200mg zinc (bioplex)
400mg copper (bioplex)
3.5mg iodine
2mg selenium (yeast)
30,000iu vitamin A
2 grams vitamin C
10 grams yeasacc
10 grams essential amino acids
100mg thiamine
50mg riboflavin
25mg niacin
20mg biotin
25mg folic acid
20mcg vitamin B12
50mg pyridoxine
50mg pantothenic acid

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.

Feed Rates

Horses up to 6 Years Old – Feeding Rates:

200 – 300 kg
Light Work: 150 grams per day
Moderate Work: 170 grams per day
Heavy Work: 200 grams per day

300 – 400 kg
Light Work: 200 grams per day
Moderate Work: 220 grams per day
Heavy Work: 250 grams per day

400 and 600 kg
Light Work: 250 grams per day
Moderate Work: 270 grams per day
Heavy Work: 300 grams per day

600 and 800 kg
Light Work: 300 grams per day
Moderate Work: 320 grams per day
Heavy Work: 350 grams per day

A 75 ml scoop contains approximately 70 grams

If feeding for an average 500kg horse in light work this product should last you 20 days.

If feeding for an average 500kg horse in moderate work this product should last you 18.5 days.

If feeding for an average 500kg horse in heavy work this product should last you 16.5 days.

 

Want to know the best way to feed our horse feed balancers? Check out our handy video, along with the best tips here.

Read about the best way to feed young horses for optimum growth and development using a forage focused approach

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2 reviews for Working Young Horse Balancer | Summer

  1. Kelly Elliott (verified owner)

    This is my go to balancer for horses under 6 that are working at BE90 and 100 level then they move onto the performance balancer later on.

  2. Kelly Elliott

    This is my go to balancer for horses under 6 that are working at BE90 and 100 level then they move onto the performance balancer later on.

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