Cool Balancer is designed for horses and ponies that need extra topline and condition but no ‘fizz’ and that are in light to medium work. Cool Balancer is a ‘Non-Heating,’ cereal-grain-free formula; with low levels of sugar and starch, plus good quality protein to promote topline.
It demonstrates that all TopSpec feed balancers are ‘Non-Heating.’
Cool Balancer provides a very palatable, safe and effective way to improve condition and topline without adding excess calories to the diet.
Cool Balancer is an economical feed balancer for those horses that do not need a hoof supplement and are not working hard or showing or stressed.
Feeding Cool Balancer improves the amount of nutrients that a horse can extract from his feed in very similar ways to Comprehensive Feed Balancer. Because the horse can extract more nutrients from forage the amount of concentrate that needs to be fed can be reduced. This benefits digestion and is a more natural way of feeding leading to a more relaxed horse.
The forage to concentrate ratio is also improved because Cool Balancer is very nutrient-dense. It is fed in very small quantities, for example just 500g (approximately two beakers) a day for a typical 16hh middleweight weighing 500kg. A small amount of hard feed obviously leaves more space in the digestive system for forage than a large hard feed. Because it contains very low levels of sugar and starch and is fed in very low amounts, the chance of excess sugars and starch overflowing from the foregut to the hindgut and causing a microbial imbalance leading to acidic conditions, is virtually eliminated. Therefore the chances of a horse behaving badly due to ‘acid guts’ are minimised.
Cool Balancer contains generous levels of B vitamins, some of which have long been considered helpful for their relaxing effect. It also contains helpful levels of anti-oxidants which can certainly help to neutralise the effects of stress in a horse and by so doing, may help him relax.
Magnesium is included at 0.6% which will contribute 3g of magnesium per day to the diet of a 500kg horse. This may help some horses to concentrate better, particularly when stressed.
Typical feed regime for a 15.2hh middleweight horse:-
Grazing plus ad-lib meadow hay or haylage
Plus two feeds per day - each containing:
250g TopSpec Cool Balancer (cereal-grain- free for topline without fizz)
300g TopChop Lite (‘Non-Heating’ unmolassed alfalfa and straw chop with added mint and oil)
Up to 1.5kg TopSpec CoolCondition Cubes (‘Non-Heating’ conditioning cubes, quantity adjusted according to condition)
Typical Nutritional Analysis:
Oil % 4.25
Protein % 22.0
Fibre % 11.0
DE MJ/kg 12.0
Starch % 7.5
Calcium % 2.4
Magnesium % 0.6
Vitamin E IU/kg 500
Biotin mg/kg 4.0
A conditioning but ‘Non-Heating’ formula.
Many factors to help relax horses.
An expertly balanced broad-spectrum supplement.
Pure, protected yeast to promote forage digestion in the hindgut.
Organic chelated minerals for improved availability.
Maintenance levels of biotin, plus associated nutrients, to help support satisfactory hoof quality. (If your horse has poor hoof quality we recommend Comprehensive Feed Balancer).
Factors to help maintain a healthy immune system.
Cool Balancer is available in 15kg sacks, which last a 500kg horse for 30 days or a 250kg pony for 60 days.