Young Horse Balancer – Winter

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This Forage Focused equine balancer has been formulated for maintenance supplementation of youngstock from weanlings up to the age of 5. 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 Councils guidelines for growing youngsters. It contains only the commonly deficient minerals, vitamins and amino acids found to be needed to match ratios in forage and support optimum, healthy growth in young horses.

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 the use of adlib forage plus the straights; alfalfa, beet pulp, wheat bran and or copra 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 major minerals, trace minerals and protein.   We also recommend 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.

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 Winter 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
Forageplus Younstock Plus Equine Balancervibrant, 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.

Young Horse Balancer

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:
5 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)
1800 iu vitamin E


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 winter from October to April.

Which horses suit this balancer?

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

Contact us if you have other questions

Note that if your horse starts work you will need to feed our Youngstock Working Plus 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 – Winter

  1. 5 out of 5

    Rating by Lisa Marks on February 6, 2018 :

    I love the fact that this horse feed balancer simply provides the nutrition my young horse needs to go along side the hay he eats during the winter. Peace of mind that he is getting just what he needs without anything else being out of balance. I just mix it in some beetpulp, add the right amount of linseed and that’s it. Great product which is helping develop and grow my horse from a gangly youngster with hoof issues into a shiny well built boy just gleaming health. Thanks to the Forageplus Team for working it all out

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