A balancer is a concentrated feed designed to be fed in small quantities, to provide a source of nutrients such as protein and micro-nutrients so that horses who are only fed forage will receive a balanced diet
The current landscape for feed balancers is that one brand is dominating the market and therefore limiting customer choice. As one of the top feed brands, Dodson & Horrell need to offer the shopper what they want in a balancer as well as providing more to benefit the health of the horse.
All balancers provide vitamins, minerals and proteins to balance out a diet that is forage based or where concentrate feeding is less than optimal.
The D&H Balancer Range does everything you would expect a balancer to do but with added Health Benefits
D&H are focused on horse health and performance and have taken a holistic approach with The Balancer Range.
Added prebiotics, plant based antioxidants, joint supplements and herbal remedies deliver real results for the horse through a careful blend of science and nature. This means that the blue tubs of herbs and supplements that you know and love are integrated into these balancers!
All of these benefits can be given to the horse whilst feeding for less than £5 a week!*
Unfortunately not! Whilst grass may provide sufficient calories and even protein for horses at rest or in light work, a large study has shown that UK grazing will not meet their mineral requirements. For examples, grass only provide around half the quantity of zinc a horse needs every day and this can results in poor hoof health.
Horses that maintain weight well on grazing alone don’t need lots of concentrate feed but they still need extra vitamins and minerals. To make sure your horse’s diet is balanced without the calorific intake – a feed balancer is perfect!
The Balancer Range offers the most comprehensive and targeted supplements taking into consideration behavioural needs, life stage and activity. Due to the minimal feeding rate of these balancers (100g per100kg of horse per day) – you can pick whichever balancer fits your needs without the worry of weight gain or high sugar intake. From the Easy Everyday balancer which is a simple with added pasture mix herbs to the Performance Balancer with hoof, digestive and joint support; there is a balancer to support the needs of a large range of horses.
For more information on which balancer would suit your horse best then please visit www.dodsonandhorrell.com or contact our helpline on 0845 945 2627 – our nutritionists will be happy to answer any questions!