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- Product Code: SD11287
- Brand: Horslyx
What is it?
Horslyx Original Balancer will balance any nutrient deficiencies in forage and grazing, helping to ensure your horse stays healthy and happy all year round.
When fed at the recommended intake level for your horse, Original Balancer can counteract nutrient deficiencies in grass and forage whilst also being cost effective and extremely low in starch. Feeding Original Balancer costs from just 47p per day when feeding a 15kg Horslyx Balancer at the recommended intakes for an average 500kg horse.
Original Balancer is suitable for all horses, from those at rest requiring a low calorie diet to performance horse who may require additional supplementation to meet their nutritional requirements.
Horslyx Original was the debut Horslyx product back in 1997 offering horse owners the opportunity to encourage natural, trickle feeding patterns whilst ensuring the diet is nutritionally balanced for optimum health and condition.
All Horslyx Balancers are extremely low in starch making them suitable for horses which can react unfavourably to traditional cereal based diets.
Why should I feed Horslyx Original Balancer?
- When fed at the recommended intake level for your horse, alongside the correct amounts of good quality forage, Original Balancer removes the need for buckets of hard feed so is cost effective and will save you money.
- To provide a weatherproof feeding solution which is perfect for use both in the stable and in the field.
- There is no need to feed additional balancers and many horses and ponies thrive on a diet of just Horslyx and forage.
- Licking takes time and patience, which is perfect for horses that are stabled for long periods of time and can help reduce stress and boredom.
- Licking enhances saliva production, which helps support the digestive system.
- Perfect for older equines with poor dentition that struggle to eat hard feed.
Linseed Oil: Linseed oil is rich in Omega-3 oil and can help in producing a healthy glossy coat, healthy skin and boost the immune system. A horse’s natural diet can be low in Omega-3 so horses often need an additional source to provide these essential fatty acids for optimum health.
Hoof Package: For optimum hoof support all Horslyx Balancers contain a hoof package. This includes Biotin, a water soluble B vitamin that is produced as a by-product of the breakdown of fibre in the hind gut, or must be provided by the diet. It has been shown in several studies to be essential for hoof health, however adding zinc, methionine and providing a full balanced diet is often found to be more effective than biotin alone.
Protein: Protein is important to all horses since it provides the building blocks (amino acids) required for muscle tissue synthesis. Some amino acids can be manufactured by the horse (these are called “non essential” amino acids) and some have to be provided by the diet (“essential” amino acids) because they cannot be produced by the horse.
Horslyx Balancers Horslyx Balancers were first manufactured in 1997 at our plant, based at Silloth in Cumbria. The debut product in the equestrian range was Original Horslyx and after initial success Respiratory, Garlic and Mobility Horslyx were introduced. In 2005 a bespoke extension was added enabling Mini Horslyx to be manufactured and today you can purchase Horslyx in packs ranging from 650g up to 80kg. Recently Mint and Pro Digest formulations have been added to the range in size 650g, 5kg and 15kg.
Horslyx Balancers have been carefully formulated to balance the deficiencies in forage and grazing. This is a unique and innovative approach to ensuring that the modern horse receives an ideal supply of vitamins, minerals and trace elements to support optimum health and vitality.
A Balancer in a Lick?
Balancers are available in varying formats, from the lick of a Horslyx to the more common pelleted versions. They all have in common the fact that they are concentrated feeds; rich in vitamins, minerals and high quality protein containing essential amino acids, low in energy and are designed to balance the diet. This means that balancers can be fed in small amounts giving a horse all of their daily vitamins and mineral requirements without the extra calories. This method of feeding has much more in common with how horses evolved to eat, providing a trickle feed supply of nutrients, so helping to keep your horse healthier and happier.
Horslyx Balancers have been created to provide the goodness required for horses to remain in peak health.
The horse evolved to eat little and often over the day, with the main part of the diet being forage. However, today’s forage is a far cry from that which our equine’s ancestors would have roamed on and grazed in history. While times may have changed, our horse’s digestive system hasn’t, and we need to take this into consideration when planning a feeding regime, ideally keeping the principles of a diet based mainly on forage with a trickle feed supply of nutrients provided to balance the diet to keep our equines healthy. For this reason, Horslyx Balancers have been created to provide the goodness required for horses to remain in peak health.