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.

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

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Analysis Info

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

We use particularly low forms of mono-sodium phosphate and magnesium oxide in our balancers.

Read here for info on our ultra low 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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FAQ Info

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.

What is the cost per day of a Forageplus Balancer

Forageplus Young Horse SummerWeanling Yearling2 - 5 year old horse
Cost per day (young horse to make 400-600kg)£0.41£0.52£1.12
Days one 5Kg bag will last90.971.433.3
Forageplus Young Horse WinterWeanlingYearling2 - 5 year old horse
Cost per day (young horse to make 400-600kg)£0.51£0.65£1.39
Days one 5kg bag will last90.971.433.3

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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.

Read about the best way to feed young horses for optimum growth and development

4 reviews for Young Horse Balancer – Summer

  1. 5 out of 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.

  2. 5 out of 5

    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.

  3. 5 out of 5

    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. 👌

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sue Groocock

    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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