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

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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.

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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 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 the healthy 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 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.

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 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.

 

Take a look at our latest article for information on feeding 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 that contains no iron or manganese but good levels of copper, zinc and magnesium.

 

You can download our latest eBook on Feeding the Young Horse for free:

Ingredients

Micronised Linseed, Lysine, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Monosodium Phosphate, Methionine, Bioplex Zinc, Bioplex Copper, Calcium Iodate, Selenium Yeast.

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

Each 150 grams contains:
13.56 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)

Be aware that the above analysis for 150 grams is equivalent to elemental values fed.

The volume feed rate (150 grams) is not the same as the elemental feed rate values (above). Therefore the above figures will not equal 150 grams.

Feed Rates

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

If feeding for a young horse (2 – 5 years) to make an average 500kg horse this product should last you 33 days.

A 50 ml scoop contains approximately 50 grams

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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.

8 reviews for Young Horse Balancer | Summer

  1. Sue Groocock (verified owner)

    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.

  2. kasey matthews (verified owner)

    Put my yearling on this balancer, it’s still early days as he has only been on it 3 weeks BUT the difference in his coat already is insane, he has always been very dull, no shine, very sunbleached & has almost damaged looking coat but already he has a shine, has completely changed colour from the blond sunbleached to dark chocolate with tons of dapples, his coat is shining for the first time & the damaged sunbleached hair is slowly but very surely disappearing he just has a pat h on his back left to go.
    He seems abit more chilled in himself as he is quiet sharp, his thrushy feet are clearing up and he has really chuncked out. He looks great, big improvement….. I do wish however they did this as a feed, like pellets etc as it would be very useful when you have one you don’t want getting fat but have to feed hard feed to out the balancer powder in however I will definitely continue using. 👌

  3. Hayley Barker (verified owner)

    I bought this as my 3yr old mare was eating mouthfuls of dirt! She was on a different brand of balancer but obviously wasn’t getting what she needed from it. I’ve not seen her touch the dirt since starting this, she also has a nice shine to her coat, her hooves look great and I am happy knowing that she’s getting everything that she needs.

  4. kasey matthews (verified owner)

    Put my yearling on this balancer, it’s still early days as he has only been on it 3 weeks BUT the difference in his coat already is insane, he has always been very dull, no shine, very sunbleached & has almost damaged looking coat but already he has a shine, has completely changed colour from the blond sunbleached to dark chocolate with tons of dapples, his coat is shining for the first time & the damaged sunbleached hair is slowly but very surely disappearing he just has a pat h on his back left to go.
    He seems abit more chilled in himself as he is quiet sharp, his thrushy feet are clearing up and he has really chuncked out. He looks great, big improvement….. I do wish however they did this as a feed, like pellets etc as it would be very useful when you have one you don’t want getting fat but have to feed hard feed to out the balancer powder in however I will definitely continue using. 👌

  5. Rachel Armstrong (verified owner)

    I did a lot of research before choosing a balancer for my yearling. Forageplus Young horse balancer fitted the bill and I’ve used it ever since. My mares coat is silky and shiny and her overall health is excellent.

  6. Kelly Elliott (verified owner)

    This is what the young ones get fed when they’re turned away and it keeps them in great condition.

  7. Rachel Armstrong (verified owner)

    I did a lot of research before choosing a balancer for my yearling. Forageplus Young horse balancer fitted the bill and I’ve used it ever since. My mares coat is silky and shiny and her overall health is excellent.

  8. Louise Garnham-Tierney (verified owner)

    Recently put my rising 2yold on this and although I’m only feeding him a third of the recommended amount, I feel it is a product that I can trust to top up minerals he may be missing being on poorer grazing but with lots of hay. He has it mixed into soaked grass nuts and a little hi fi lite and he is eating it all up.

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