This forage focused horse feed balancer has been formulated for maintenance supplementation of young horses 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.
Forageplus Young Horse Balancer contains only the commonly deficient minerals, vitamins and amino acids found to be needed to match ratios in grass and hay and support optimum, safe, healthy growth in young horses through the winter.
All Forageplus horse feed 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 ad-lib 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 important additional major minerals, trace minerals and protein.
We also recommend feeding additional Micronised Linseed 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.