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Veteran Balance +


A comprehensive forage balancer with natural joint care. Designed to support older or harder working horses, aiding comfort, flexibility and range of motion.

  • Highly palatable
  • Rich in essential omega 3
  • Plant derived ingredients

Suitable For

  • Natural vitamins & minerals
  • All levels of work & rest
  • Fussy eaters

Pelleted for convenience, with sainfoin offering unique support to the hindgut.



Feeding Instructions

As with any new feed, introduce gradually over a week.

Quick soaking, use 2-2.5 parts water to 1 part feed. Use 100g a day per 100kg ideal (not actual) body weight, divided between two feeds. For example, 500g per day for a 500kg horse.

Please use the scale for Simple Balance +


Sainfoin, Cooked full fat linseed, Rosehip, Seaweed meal, Stabilised dried yeast, Sodium chloride, Spearmint.


All products are natural and seasonal variations can occur, the packaging of each product will detail the typical analysis which is relevant to the batch/cut within the bag. Below are this product's specification ranges to give an indication of the seasonal variations that can occur for this product.

Specification Ranges

Crude Fat (Oil) % 11-13 %
Crude Ash % 6-9 %
Crude Protein % 12-16 %
Crude Fibre % 20-25 %
Sugar % <3 %
Starch % <4 %

Vitamins & Minerals

We do not add vitamins as the forages themselves have them naturally occurring, often in their precursor form, so the packaging of each forage product details average vitamin & mineral figures produced by the British Association of Green Crop Driers to give an indication of the levels found within Lucerne or Grass. However, Simple System undertakes mineral analysis every two years or when/if the source of the product is changed. Below are the most up to date figures specific to this product.

Major Minerals

Calcium % 0.88
Phosphorus % 0.37
Sodium % 0.47
Potassium % 1.47
Magnesium % 0.23
Chloride % 1.12
Sulphur % 0.27

Minor Minerals

Copper mg/kg 12
Manganese mg/kg 52
Zinc mg/kg 46
Iron mg/kg 543
Selenium mg/kg <0.1

Deli has been trialling Veteran Balance +. We’ve just finished our month and wanted to share our story.

Having Cushing's disease (PPID), Deli needed a low sugar and starch feed.  She has to have soaked feeds and Veteran Balance + was just perfect for her, quick-soaking in warm water and very palatable. Deli licked the bowl clean every feed!

Ms Francesca Brown

Pride gets a bit stiff in the winter, feeding the Veteran Balance + helped her feel a bit more loose and free in her way of moving, allowing her to be happier and more forwards in her work.

Showjumping is demanding on the joints and feeding Veteran Balance + definitely gave her the nutrients she needs to perform to her best!

Miss Sophia Wynne-Walsh

Zara is 33 years old she has been on Veteran Balance + for over a month. She loves her feeds now and finishes every bucket. She seems to have more of a spring in her step and has a brighter coat.  She is more covered and is looking a nice weight for her age. Her droppings also look healthier.

She’s happy, so I’m happy! I highly recommend Veteran Balance + for your golden oldie 🧡

Mrs Nina Aldred

I'm really impressed with Veteran Balance +, not only does the spearmint smell delicious, but Tally loves it!

I am cautious with what I feed my horses, especially the older ones, and as Tally is coming into her older years (don't tell her I said that!). I want to make sure I can keep her at her best. She loves a job, and she enjoys her work, so I need something for her that keeps her feeling well, helps her joints but also doesn't impact on her weight as she is a good doer.

Veteran Balance + has ticked all the boxes for me, and for Tally. Full of natural goodness which has been carefully put together. This shows through Tallys skin and coat.

Nikki Clark

We have been using Simple System Horse Feeds for as long as I can remember, some 15-20 years. I have been delighted to experiment with feeding advice from the company. 

I recently added the new Veteran Balance + and had to reduce the amount because our stiff, coughing, twenty one year old retired dressage horse, Woody, started behaving like a supple four year old fool! It's amazing!

Ms Janet Shearer

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Please select one of the categories below for appropriate companions to Veteran Balance +

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Premium 12mm lucerne nuts, naturally high in calcium & protein to support muscles & bones.


A nutritious blend of easily digested forages, grown together, to increase variety in the diet.


A comprehensive forage balancer with calming support, specifically developed to help settle reactive, tense or spooky horses.


A comprehensive high fibre mash, rich in omega 3 and natural vitamins and minerals. Provides dietary support for equines affected by Mallenders, Sallenders, CPL and dry itchy skin.


Cooked full fat linseed, ready to feed. A valuable source of essential Omega 3.


A blend of top quality ingredients for our ultimate forage balancer. Feed all year round to complement forages & grazing.


Sainfoin compressed into 1kg blocks, rich in natural minerals & trace elements. Feed whole & dry to mimic grazing.


A premium forage alternative to lucerne & grass. High in fibre, low in calories and rich in natural minerals & trace elements.


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