Horse Ration Balancer Provides Nutrients, Not Calories 

horse ration balancer

Horse Ration Balancer

Humans and horses alike are in their health-conscious and calorie-counting era. Just like we want a balanced diet without excess calories, we want the same for our equine companions. Whether you ride for pleasure or competition, you know that your horses need essential nutrients to thrive and feel their best. 

That’s why the Vitalize® team has developed a line of supplements with proven solutions to keep your animal healthy and performing while giving it a good gut feeling. The Vitalize nutritional products are powered by AO-Biotics® Amaferm®, a prebiotic research-proven to enhance digestibility. 

A horse ration balancer is a specialized type of equine feed or a supplement designed to provide essential nutrients in a concentrated form without adding excess calories. Its primary purpose is to balance forage-based diets for horses, such as pasture or hay, without overloading them with unnecessary energy. 

The Roles of a Horse Ration Balancer 

A horse ration balancer can take on several responsibilities, depending on the horse and its purpose. Here’s a summary of what a horse ration balancer typically does. 

Provides Essential Nutrients 

Ration balancers are formulated to provide a concentrated source of essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that may be lacking in a horse’s forage-based diet. This ensures that the horse receives all the nutrients it needs for overall health, growth, and performance. 

Balances Nutrient Ratios 

Ration balancers are carefully formulated to provide the correct balance of nutrients, including protein, vitamins, and minerals, to complement the nutrient profile of the horse’s forage. They help correct any imbalances in the diet to support optimal health and performance. 

Supports Digestive Health 

Some ration balancers contain ingredients such as prebiotics and probiotics to support a healthy digestive system. These ingredients can help promote beneficial gut bacteria and improve nutrient absorption from the forage. 

Promotes Muscle Development 

Horse ration balancers are often high in quality protein and essential amino acids, which are important for muscle development, repair, and maintenance. They can help support muscle growth and strength, especially in growing, working, or performance horses. 

Controls Caloric Intake 

Unlike traditional grain-based feeds, ration balancers are typically low in calories and carbohydrates. This makes them suitable for horses that are easy keepers or prone to weight gain, as they provide essential nutrients without adding excess energy to the diet. 

Suitable for Easy Keepers 

Ration balancers are particularly useful for easy keepers, such as ponies, native breeds, or horses on restricted diets. They allow these horses to receive all the necessary nutrients without the risk of overfeeding or weight gain. 

Overall, a horse ration balancer is an effective way to ensure that horses consuming primarily forage-based diets receive all the essential nutrients they need for optimal health and performance, without the need for additional grain-based feeds. 

Vitalize Offers Options for Horse Ration Balancers 

Because Vitalize knows that simpler is better, and its foundation is based on the prebiotic Amaferm, it has created three horse ration balancers for equine enthusiasts to turn to.  

Vitalize® Equine Protein Pellet  

Vitalize Equine Protein Pellet is a pelleted, natural protein supplement for horses, fortified with vitamins and minerals. In addition to vitamins, minerals, and Amaferm, it is fortified with organic trace minerals to balance rations. It also provides 28% natural protein.   

Vitalize® Equine High Performance  

Vitalize Equine High Performance is a pelleted supplement highly fortified with vitamins and minerals designed to support the nutritional needs of performance horses. It contains high levels of calcium to help maintain proper gut pH. This product is fortified with vitamins, minerals, and organic trace minerals and contains Amaferm for increased digestibility.  

Vitalize® Equine Free Choice  

Vitalize Equine Free Choice is a highly fortified, free-choice vitamin and mineral supplement for horses of all ages and stages while on pasture. In addition to Amaferm, it is fortified with organic trace minerals and high levels of vitamin E, biotin, and B vitamins. Free Choice also contains garlic to deter insects.    

Give Your Horses a Good Gut Feeling Today  

If you would like more information about Vitalize as a horse ration balancer or any of our other products, you’re in luck. We offer a monthly electronic newsletter full of useful information about taking care of your equine companion. Sign up for this free newsletter today.  

You can also visit us online anytime to read some instructional and educational blogs. Vitalize also makes a myriad of other supplements for your horse’s digestive and joint health. Check out our products to learn more! 

Forage Testing with BioZyme 

Perhaps you feed a forage-based diet but are unsure of the forage quality you are feeding. BioZyme® Inc., makers of Vitalize equine products, offers free hay testing to its customers. 

To learn more about collecting samples, getting your samples analyzed, and working with our nutrition team, visit Vitalize Hay Testing.   

Get your Vitalize Products Today  

It is easy to purchase Vitalize products. You can purchase them online or from a variety of other retail outlets.  

Not sure which product best suits your horse and its needs? Check out our Vitalize Product Navigator.  

Do you prefer to shop locally? You can find the Vitalize dealer nearest you with our dealer locator.  If you don’t see your local feed store on our locator, you can refer a dealer. 

Perhaps you have been thinking about selling a high-quality equine supplement. We know you are passionate about horses. Learn more about how you can become a BioZyme dealer.