Why use a balancer?
What is it?
Horslyx is a balancer, supplied in a palatable lick, containing an optimum level of vitamins, minerals and trace elements all in one tub. A balancer supplies a balance of nutrients that are deficient in the horses basal diet which is typically forage based. All Horslyx Balancers are extremely low in starch, making them suitable for horses, which can react unfavourably to traditional cereal based diets. Horslyx Balancers are made by an exclusive cooking process, using the highest quality ingredients. This makes them a unique product, which comes with a whole host of benefits to you and your horse. This also enables the product to be weatherproof and more cost effective than many other products on the market. Horslyx Balancers do not contain any genetically modified feed ingredients or any chemical hardeners, artificial colours or preservatives. All Horslyx Balancers are based on the Original Horslyx formula which supports all round health and vitality; whilst added ingredients in Garlic, Mobility, Respiratory and Pro Digest Balancers provide additional support allowing owners to target nutritional requirements with just one product. In addition, Horslyx Mint Balancer offers all the benefits of Original with a refreshing mint flavour.
How does it work?
The natural diet of a horse is forage, containing high levels of fibre, and it is still a vital part of all equines feed requirements. Horses spend on average 70% of each day grazing, consuming numerous small meals per day. It is recommended forage is fed to at least 2% of body weight in order to maintain good condition. Horslyx Balancers promote a natural trickle feed pattern that allows the horse to self-regulate and consume Horslyx as and when they require it. All Horslyx need to be licked, which takes time and patience. Horses only produce saliva when they are biting, chewing or licking and saliva is an excellent natural buffer and lubricant within the gastrointestinal tract. This leads to better digestion, less stress and a happier, healthier horse. Within every Horslyx Balancer there is a comprehensive anti-oxidant package to maintain a healthy immune system and an optimum amount of oil for healthy skin and coat. In addition, all Horslyx Balancers contain Biotin, Methionine and chelated Zinc which maintains healthy coat and hooves.
Other useful info…
Horslyx Balancers offer value for money, costing from just 38 p per day* based on the average recommended daily intake of 250 g for a 500 kg horse when fed 15 kg Horslyx Original Balancer. When compared to a pelletised balancer fed at 100 g/100 kg weight this represents a significant daily saving in both money and time. Horslyx Balancers are also available in 650 g Mini Horslyx tubs, enabling you to distract your horse during stressful times such as vet and farrier visits, loading and clipping, as well as for carrying out stretching exercises and additionally as a reward after work. This makes Mini Horslyx a valuable addition to any tack box, whether in the stable or after transport to events. Horslyx Balancers are ideal for all horses and ponies, both competition and leisure, stabled and grass kept and is even suitable for laminitis prone horses and ponies. Please see our feeding guidelines for further information. At Horslyx we are aware that you only want the best for your horse and we confident in the quality of the products we provide. Horslyx Balancers are manufactured under a Hazard Awareness and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system in accordance with the Universal Feed Assurance Scheme and the BETA NOPS code. This means that Horslyx are of the highest standards and are available for competition use under HRA/FEI competition rules.
*Prices correct as of March 2018.