Forageplus Young Horse Working Hores Feed Balancer

Young Horse Balancer – Summer

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This forage focused equine balancer has been formulated for supplementation of youngstock from weanlings up to the age of 5. The formula has been carefully devised using data obtained from scientific analysis of our many samples of grass and hay.

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

Shop for an equine balancer for a young horse in work up to the age of 6.

All Forageplus Balancers are powders, are very low in sugar and starch, contain no fillers and only the highest purity minerals and vitamins. The minerals used are of a high quality to ensure against contamination with heavy metals and enable good absorption rates.

Forageplus recommends this horse supplement is used with access to green and growing pasture plus the straights; alfalfa, beet pulp, wheat bran and or copra. 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 major minerals, trace minerals and protein.

We recommend using the Winter Version and feeding additional Micronised Linseed – High Omega 3 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.

Above the age of two supplementing salt at 10 – 25 grams per day may also be beneficial to support healthy growth. This will supply excellent levels of sodium to support health growth of bones.

Where horses need further support of the, hoof wall, white line and frog or skin, we recommend the use of both our B-Vitamin Plus and the additional Essential Amino Acids in the daily diet.

Please note that to be completely sure that your youngstock are receiving optimum levels of protein and minerals, Forageplus advises both a nutritional and a mineral analysis of the forage being fed so we can check levels for you.

Forageplus 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 extemely 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

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, manganese or magnesium but good levels of copper, zinc and phosphorous.

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

Oil = 2.32%, Protein = 19.23%, DE = 1.36 MJ/kg (please note these are Kg amounts)

Each 150 grams contains:
8 grams of micronised linseed
20 grams lysine
10 grams salt
13 grams of calcium (calcium carbonate)
12 grams phosphorous (mono-sodium.phosphate)
5 grams methionine
1200mg zinc (bioplex)
400 mg copper (bioplex)
3.5 mg iodine (calcium iodate)
2 mg selenium (yeast)


When should I feed this balancer?

Feed this balancer to young and growing horses up to the age of 5 years old who are NOT in work and eating a forage based diet in summer from  April to October.  Those horses which have limited access to summer grazing should be fed out Winter Version.

Which horses suit this balancer?

Young horses up to the age of 5 grazing on summer pasture which specifically need optimum support for growth. If your horse is starting work at light, moderate or heavy work loads then choose our Working Young Horse Balancer.

Contact us if you have other questions

Note that if your horse starts work you will need to feed our Working Young Horse Balancer.

Young horse to make adult weight between 250 and 400 kg:

Weanling: 40 grams per day

Yearling: 50 grams per day

2 - 5 year old: 110 grams per day

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

Weanling: 55 grams per day

Yearling: 70 grams per day

2 - 5 year old: 150 grams per day

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

Weanling: 75 grams per day

Yearling: 95 grams per day

2 - 5 year old: 200 grams per day

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1 review for Young Horse Balancer – Summer

  1. 5 out of 5

    Rating by Sue Groocock on April 12, 2017 :

    I have put both of my two year olds on Young Horse Balancer for the last 10 months, both have lovely shiny coats, they had hoof troubles which have now gone since being on the balancer and I have had comments from my farrier on how much their feet have improved. They are also less itchy and generally more content.

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