Kentucky Balancer

Concentrated Oat Balancer Mix

Kentucky Balancer is a densely concentrated mix for racehorses in full work, specifically developed to be used alongside oats. The mix has increased levels of key nutrients to offset the mineral deficiencies and imbalances found in traditional cereal diets.

Kentucky Balancer is high in oil and 'super fibres', in the form of sugar beet pulp, and is heavily fortified by Stamm 30® for maximum vitamin and mineral supplementation. The formulation fully complements a ration with a high inclusion of oats, and is especially designed to be fed at an intake of 2 kilograms per head per day.

It gives extra flexibility, as the oats 'top up' the energy levels, while the balancer remains constant to fortify the cereals, and add extra oil and 'super fibres' for energy.

Suitable for

  • Complementing a diet with a high inclusion of oats
  • Feeding at a constant rate of 2 kg (4.4 lbs) per head per day
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2 kg (4.4 lbs) per head per day, then add oats to satisfy daily energy requirements.*

Always try to feed a minimum of 1.5% of bodyweight as good quality forage. e.g. 500kg horse would eat 7.5kg of hay per day.

*Feeding levels will depend on the horse’s size, body condition and work intensity.

Analytical constitution

  • Oil: 6.5%
  • Protein: 16.5%
  • Fibre: 7.0%
  • Digestible Energy: 13.5 MJ/kg
  • Starch: 20.0%
  • Calcium: 1.7%
  • Phosphorous: 0.82%
  • Selenium: 1.00 mg/kg
  • Vitamin E: 430 IU/kg
  • Vitamin A: 28,800 IU/kg
  • Vitamin D3: 3,780 IU/kg
  • Vitamin C: 360.0 mg/kg


Barley Flakes, Dried Sugar Beet Pulp, Soya Bean Meal, Molasses, Maize Flakes, Wheatfeed, Pea Flakes, Soya Oil, Dicalcium Phosphate, Maerl (calcerous marine algae), Soya Hulls, Vitamins, Minerals, Sodium Chloride, Mixture of Flavouring Compounds, Yeast

Traditional but innovative

Saracen is an independent, family owned business with more than 170 years of experience in manufacturing animal feeds. The company takes pride in its traditional family heritage, and stays true to the founding values of trust, integrity, quality, and commitment to exceptional customer service. 

In challenging environments, Saracen continues to combine these values with modern manufacturing capabilities and innovative, research-led formulations keep the company at the forefront of modern feed manufacture. 

Wide range

With its range of feeds, Saracen has brought together the everyday items needed for feeding different types of horses in varying stages of life and activity, growth and development. The feeds continue to provide the top quality nutrition you expect from Saracen, and it doesn’t have to be expensive. When fed correctly, Saracen products can be very cost effective due to their nutrient density.

Quality control

Saracen is dedicated to producing nutritionally sound, innovative rations and providing customers with an accessible and personal service. The company sets itself the highest of standards in quality control. Annual quality audits determine continued compliance to UFAS (United Feed Assurance Scheme) and BETA NOPS Code of Practice. Saracen has an "open declaration" policy, which means that every ingredient is declared on the feed labels. Saracen also works to fixed formulations to protect the integrity and quality of its diets.


Feeding a horse properly doesn’t have to be difficult or complicated as long as you keep your nutritional goals in mind. Saracen is here to help you understand how to achieve those goals with the correct products and feeding strategies: simple, practical solutions that make sense. Saracen has a professional, well-qualified and understanding team of people on its staff who work hard to listen to your horse’s nutritional requirements, and to your ambitions.

You can request advice and a free no obligation "Feed Check" with the Saracen Feed Advice Form, or use our interactive Ration Consultant, to find out if the diet you are feeding your horse is meeting his nutrient requirements.

The consultant will ask you questions on your horse and their routine and will help you to understand if/where their diet is lacking in essential vitamins and minerals.

Partnership with Kentucky Equine Research (KER)

Saracen Horse Feeds Ltd. has always been dedicated to producing nutritionally sound, innovative formulas and providing customers with accessible personal service. These commitments led Saracen to Kentucky Equine Research (KER), founded by Dr. Joe Pagan Ph.D. in 1988.

Saracen is the exclusive Kentucky Equine Research (KER) Team Member in the UK.

KER is the most prolific independent equine research center in the world, entirely committed to the advancement of breeding and athletic performance through nutrition. The aim at KER is to enhance the understanding of equine nutrition and exercise physiology, and apply this knowledge to produce healthier, more athletic horses. From its headquarters in Central Kentucky, KER conducts extensive research, and each research trial is designed to improve the health and wellbeing of horses by targeting specific problems, and finding nutritional solutions.

The collaboration has given Saracen the chance to consistently provide nutritional solutions with unique, progressive feeds that can make a real difference, along with the science to support them. RE-LEVE®, Level-Grow™ and Super Fibre Pencils are good examples of concept feeds that have been produced as joint projects.

For more information on KER, please click here.

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