When you say low in sugar, what percentage do you class as low? We have Saracen feeds on my yard and the balancer that everyone uses is 9% sugar. That seems very high in sugar to me but I don’t know what is considered high or low?I was recommended spillers lite and lean balancer by @Jessey and it ticks all the boxes. Both mine have cushings and so are on a restricted diet so i do worry that they could be lacking in all the minerals etc needed. It is also designed to help with weight loss and a healthy metabolism. I was also wanting one with no added iron and cereal free which this one is, it is also low in sugars and starch. They love it too which also helps
A girl after my own heart, got to love a good spread sheet for comparisonLooking at the ingredients, the spillers is definitely better than the Saracen. The spillers has much more nutrition and is 5% sugar compared to 9%.I will look at the thunderbrook now,I feel a spreadsheet coming on...
Is this the Pro Balance from Progressive Earth? This is what I am leaning towards. Do you add salt and magnesium to it as well?I use pro earth equine balancer in a tiny handful of fast fibre. Pro earth because it gives her everything in terms of vitamins and minerals and the fast fibre just to mix it with.
Yes I have heard horses can be fussy with it. What did you mix it with?I fed pro earth balancer for over a year, but every day was a battle to get Jess to eat it and she's not normally fussy, even hank had to be convinced I've heard others say the same tho many are fine with it, so I'd recommend starting with a small bag at first.
https://progressive-earth.com/product/pro-hoof-platinum-2-61kg-advanced-formula-of-our-acclaimed-pro-hoof-supplement/Is this the Pro Balance from Progressive Earth? This is what I am leaning towards. Do you add salt and magnesium to it as well?
Did you have any problems getting Belle to eat it?https://progressive-earth.com/product/pro-hoof-platinum-2-61kg-advanced-formula-of-our-acclaimed-pro-hoof-supplement/
This is what I use, Belle only has one scoop though and it took a good few weeks of gradually upping the amount, now she happily wolfs it down.
No extra salt or magnesium added.
She has free acces to a salt block and this balancer has a good amount of magnesium already in it.
May I just say the customer service is great and you always get a little surprise in your order too.
At first yes, had to start with a small amount and gradually increase it, she is a Horse who will eat anything as a rule, I started with about an 1/8 of a scoop, gave her that for about five days, than added a bit more for another handful of days and so on until we were up to a full scoop.Did you have any problems getting Belle to eat it?