The product that started a feeding revolution and still the only feed balancer your horse and pony will ever need.

Made in Wiltshire.

Equilibra 500 Feed Balancer

Contains 10 Active Nutraceuticals including the Oatinol™ Delivery System.

+44 (0)1225 708482

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  • Standard 1-3 working day UK Mainland delivery £4.32 + VAT.

  • Priority delivery available.​

  • Surcharge for Scottish Highlands.

20kg Bag - £27.95


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How to Feed

  • Introduce the recommended daily quantity of Equilibra 500 over a period of 4 days.

  • Split the total daily quantity by the number of daily feeds.

  • Simply mix with your horse or pony's normal feed.

  • Depending on the workload, please ensure the horse or pony receives adequate levels of forages and energy dense hard feeds.

  • ​1 measure = 250gms.  A measure is available on request.

Step 1 -

Daily Quantities

Foals from 4 Weeks of Age

50gms (0.2 measures) / Day

Youngstock and Ponies from 10hh to 12hh

250gms (1 measure) / Day

Youngstock and Ponies from 12hh to 16.2hh

350gms (1.4 measures) / Day

Horses from 14hh to 16.2hh

500gms (2 measures) / Day

Mares in Foal or Nursing up to 14hh

500gms (2 measures) / Day

Performance Horses and Stallions up to 16.2hh

500gms (2 measures) / Day

Horses Over 16.2hh

600gms (2.4 measures) / Day

Mares in Foal or Nursing Over 14hh

600gms (2.4 measures) / Day

Performance Horses and Stallions Over 16.2hh

600gms (2.4 measures) / Day

Step 2 -

Feed According

to Workload

Maintenance / Light Work

Feed ad-lib forage products, such as:

  • Grazing

  • Hays

  • Chaffs

Medium / Hard Work

Feed ad-lib forage products, such as:

  • Grazing

  • Hays

  • Chaffs

plus Energy dense hard feeds, such as:

  • Cereals

  • Competition Pellets

  • Muesli Mixes

Form & Pack Sizes

Manufactured as

  • Very Digestible 2mm Pellets

Available in Recyclable

  • 20kg Bags


Analytical Constituents

  • 17% Crude Protein

  • 7% Crude Fat

  • 12% Crude Fibre

  • 7% Crude Ash

  • 14% Starch

  • 14Mj/kg Digestible Energy

  • 1.2% Calcium

  • 0.6% Phosphorus

  • 0.4% Sodium

  • 3000mg/kg Omega 3 Fats


  • Black Oats

  • Hemp Seed Meal

  • Micronized (Sugar) Beet Pulp

  • Cane (Sugar) Molasses

  • Calcium Carbonate

  • Dicalcium Phosphate

  • Seaweed Meal

  • 3.5% Vegetable Oils & Fats (Oatinol)

  • 0.5% Oligosaccharides

  • 0.5% Yeast Cell Wall

Nutritional Additives

  • Vitamins (/kg)

    • 44000iu E672 Vitamin A

    • 5000iu E671 Vitamin D3

    • 800mg Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol)

    • 200mcg Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin)

    • 10mg Vitamin K

    • 1250mcg Biotin

    • 25mg Folic Acid

    • 50mg Nicotinic Acid

    • 30mg Pantothenic Acid

  • Trace Elements (/kg)

    • 200mg E1 Iron (Ferrous Sulphate Monohydrate)

    • 2mg E2 Iodine (Calcium Iodate Anhydrous)

    • 2mg E3 Cobalt (Carbonate Monohydrate)

    • 100mg E4 Copper (Cupric Sulphate & Dicopperchloride Trihydroxide)

    • 100mg E5 Manganese (Manganous Oxide & Glycine Chelate)

    • 300mg E6 Zinc (Oxide & Chloride Hydroxide Monohydrate)

    • 0.5mg E8 Selenium (Sodium Selenite)

    • 0.5mg 3b8.10 Selenium (Organic Form of Selenized Yeast Inactive)


Zootechnical Additives

  • Gut Flora Stabilisers

    • 3e10 CFU/kg  (Actisaf Sc47) Saccharomyces Cerevisiae NCYC Sc47, (EC 4b1702)

Quality Assurance / Storage Advice & Additional Information

  • This product is manufactured to Universal Feed Assurance Scheme (UFAS) standard.

  • This product should be stored in a cool, dry area away from direct sunlight.

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Equilibra 500 is a high specification complementary feed designed to balance the natural high fibre diet of all horses and ponies and lay the foundation for healthy performance, vitality and condition.

When should I feed Equilibra 500 Feed Balancer to my horse or pony?

Equilibra 500 is suitable for feeding to all horses and ponies, regardless of age, size or workload.

What are the key benefits of feeding Equilbra 500 Feed Balancer?

  • Helps to establish and maintain a healthy digestive system.

  • Allows the horse to thrive on a more natural forage/fibre based diet and the owner to maximise on less expensive feeds such as grass and hay.

  • Provides optimum daily vitamin and mineral content.

​Contains 10 Active Nutraceuticals

Nutraceuticals are nutritional substances that provide additional health benefits.  Through the addition of the following nutraceuticals, Equilibra 500 provides a complementary support for all horses and ponies.

 KB  - For more information see Knowledge Base article: 'The Role of Nutricines in Health...'

1 - Actisaf Sc47 Live Yeast


Actisaf Sc47 is an EU approved live yeast culture that helps stabilise conditions in the hindgut and maintain high levels of microbial fermentation activity to improve overall fibre digestion.


2 - Concentrated Yeast Derived Oligosaccharides


Oligosaccharides provide a feed source for beneficial bacteria and support the natural expulsion of antagonists found in feed and the environment.


3 - Hemp Oil Derived Omega 3 Fatty Acids


Hemp Oil is probably the best source of Omega 3 fatty acids found in the plant world.  This unique combination enables the animal to produce other essential Omega 3 fats called EPA & DHA, both of which are normally only found in fish oils and are crucial for maintaining the natural anti-inflammatory action of the body.


4 - Microscopic Toxin Binder


A blend of microscopic absorbent compounds that aid the natural expulsion of antagonists found in feed and the environment.


5 - Oat Bran Concentrated Soluble Fibres


Soluble fibres contain betaglucans that support natural self-defence mechanisms in the bloodstream.


6 - Prebiotics


Prebiotics provide specific nourishment for friendly, fibre digesting bacteria to maintain good digestion and release of nutrients for growth, breeding and performance..

​The Unique Oatinol Delivery System

 KB  - For more information see Knowledge Base article: 'The Oatinol Delivery System'


Oatinol is a natural high quality oil based concept developed by and unique to GWF Nutrition. When incorporated into the feed it supplies four active nutraceuticals to:


  • Maintain gut cell integrity.

  • Maintain the lining of the gut.

  • Support the immune system.

  • Aid the absorption of active ingredients, vitamins and trace elements.


7 - Galactolipid Natural Emulsifiers

Galactolipids are a combination of sugar and fat molecules that create the perfect medium for the absorption of active ingredients across the gut wall.

8 - Natural Tocotrienol Antioxidants

Tocotrienol antioxidants are a natural form of vitamin E.  They are 40-60 times more readily available than other forms of vitamin E and help to maintain the integrity of the cells forming the lining of the gut to aid absorption.

9 - Oat Derived Beta Glucans

Beta Glucans have prebiotic properties that support beneficial bacteria in the gut to promote healthy absorption.

10 - Phospholipids

Phospholipids have emulsifying properties and have been shown to actively influence nutrient digestibility and absorption.

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  • Provides a unique combination of 10 active nutraceuticals, including high levels of Omega 3 to support optimum health and performance.

  • Contains the unique Oatinol™ Delivery System to maintain a high rate of nutrient absorption.

  • Wheat gluten free.

  • A 100% Non GM, soya free formulation.

  • Manufactured as palatable and easy-to-feed 2mm pellets; perfect for mixing with the horse's normal feed.

  • Recommended to be fed with FibregestAlfalfa Soya Oil and Tiger Oats as part of the GWF Nutrition Equine Feeding Guide.

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