Forageplus Performance Summer Equine Balancer 5 kg
This summer balancer is a powder, which is very low in sugar and starch, contains no fillers and only the highest purity minerals and vitamins. The Forageplus Performance Summer Equine Balancer makes the ideal accompaniment to straight feeds such as beet pulp, oats, alfalfa, copra and wheat bran although compound mixes can also be used.
If your horse has access to less than 8 hours grazing, or hay/haylage makes up 50% or more of the diet, feed our Performance Winter Balancer version as it contains high levels of vitamin E to maintain antioxidant processes to help neutralise against free radicals in the body. Both Performance versions of our balancers have been formulated using data obtained from scientific analysis of our many samples of forage and contain only the commonly deficient minerals, vitamins and amino acids found to be needed to help balance the diet of a performance horse. All the ingredients are designed to aid optimum health and performance.
This balancer will support muscle strength and development, enhance stamina and athleticism and give your horse the extra nutrients needed to maintain a high level of performance in all activities. The minerals used are of a high quality to ensure against contamination with heavy metals and enable good absorption rates.
Forageplus Summer Performance Equine Balancer matches nutrients to the forage consumed by a horse. Supplying correct levels of nutrients, as matched to ratios determined by the National Research Council, is an important consideration for horses in moderate to very hard work so that there is support and maintenance of:
Horses which are subjected to high levels of stress through frequent competition and or traveling may also benefit from Gut Plus for maintenance of gut health in the absence of equine ulcers. To help support the maintenance of muscles and a healthy immune system we recommend APF Pro.
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.
The minerals used are of a good 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.
Oil 6.74%, Protein 19.20% and DE 7.39 MJ/kg (please note these are Kg amounts)
Each 170 gram feed level contains:
37.4 grams of micronised linseed
20 grams lysine
10 grams phosphorous (mono-sodium.phosphate)
12 grams magnesium (magnesium oxide)
400 mg copper (bioplex)
1200mg zinc (bioplex)
1.5 mg selenium (yeast)
3 mg iodine (calcium iodate)
15 grams salt
10 grams Yeasacc
2500 mg methionine
2 grams vitamin C
100 mg thiamine
50 mg riboflavin
25 mg niacin
20 mg biotin
25 mg folic acid
20 mcg vitamin B12
50 mg pyridoxine
50 mg pantothenic acid
Be aware that the above analysis for 170 grams is equivalent to elemental values fed.
The volume feed rate (170 grams) is not the same as the elemental feed rate values (above). Therefore the above figures will not equal 170 grams.
200 – 350 kg horse 130 grams per day
350 – 450 kg horse 150 grams per day
450 – 650 kg horse 170 grams per day
650 – 800 kg horse 190 grams per day
A 75ml scoop contains approximately 60 grams.
Feeding a 400 -600kg horse this product should last you 29 days.
5 out of 5
Danni Hignett (verified owner) –
Really like this balancer, my young warmblood is very sensitive to feeds. This doesn’t fizz him up but he isn’t sluggish either. I know with forage Plus I’m not putting and nasties into him. He’s also barefoot and this is a great addition to his diet
5 out of 5
I started using the Performance Summer Balancer in June this year. I was a little apprehensive as my horse is very fussy when it comes to mineral supplements and I’ve wasted no end of uneaten feed and supplements over the years. So the first test was going to be whether he would eat it or not…..he did!!
He’d also come out of the winter looking a bit moth eaten, but I’m pleased to report in the fairly short time we have been using the balancer he is now looking a million dollars (and there have been no other changes that could contribute to this). His coat is so shiny!
My main reason for choosing the performance balancer was because he is a competition horse (barefoot) and competes at BD elementary/medium level, so I needed something that supported him nutritionally to cope with the level of work he does. I did a lot of research into what I wanted the supplement to contain and had some very helpful emails from Forageplus to guide me in selecting the correct balancer. Highly recommend this product, especially if you need a ‘one tub’ solution like I did!
5 out of 5
We started our Arab on the balancer at the end of January to see if it would support the health of his feet. In previous years he’s always needed at least front boots at home to cope with road work at some stage or other during spring/summer, but this year he hasn’t needed boots at home at all. He has also noticeably improved over stones, he can now walk over small gravelly stretches quite happily, where as previously he couldn’t.
5 out of 5
The Performance Balancer has really helped turn my reining mare around: on her previous feed balancers she could be twitchy and prone to early fatigue. Since being on the Performance Balancer (from January 2013) her energy levels have been a lot more consistent and she seems a lot happier in herself. I have had lots of comments about her fabulous coat condition and her feet are in good health. All in, an impressive result!