It might seem easier to help a horse gain weight than to lose it, but this is rarely the case. Some horses are “hard keepers,” which means that they frequently ignore their food or eat sporadically rather than regularly. These horses are usually nervous and excitable, which means they burn calories faster as well.
Will your horse not gain or maintain weight? Many factors can influence weight loss; age, workload, nutrition, metabolism, digestive function, dental health, stress and time of year. Horses that need to gain weight, or are working very hard, need supplements or balancers as a ‘top-up’ to their existing feed.
The most important thing to remember, however, is that helping a horse gain weight takes time. It is not a good idea to radically change any equine diet overnight, as this can cause colic and other problems. Gradual changes are always preferable, and will yield the best results in the long run.
Blue Chip Original is a natural feed balancer that can be added to any horse’s feed and can help naturally promote weight gain as well as muscle tone, topline, condition, temperament, coat, hooves, digestion, respiration, immunity and overall health & wellbeing.
Probiotic – For digestive health and well-being
A significant amount of detailed research from universities, vets and scientists around the world has proved that the EU authorised live probiotic yeast used by Blue Chip aids gut metabolism and promotes the optimum functioning of the digestive system. This probiotic stimulates the growth of the ‘good bacteria’ involved in the digestive process and so aids fibre breakdown, nutrient absorption and the ‘mopping up’ of unwanted acids, enabling your horse to get the most out of its diet.
Oils – For glossy coat and healthy skin
Original contains high levels of soya and linseed – natural, vegetable sources of omega 3 – perfectly suited to a horse’s herbivorous diet. These combine with organic zinc to ensure that your horse has healthy, scurf-free skin and a glossy, gleaming coat.
SoundHoof™ – Complete hoof supplement
A potent blend of biotin, methionine, lysine, organic zinc and organic copper for the formation of strong, pliable,good quality hooves.
PrimoVento™ – Respiratory supplement
A powerful combination of antioxidants, menthol, eucalyptus and garlic, to soothe the airways and maintain lung health and integrity. Blue Chip feed balancers are the only balancers currently available that incorporate a respiratory supplement.
Original contains magnesium, known to help keep horses and ponies settled and stress free. Our probiotic will also settle the digestive system, ensuring horses feel comfortable in themselves, making them easier to ride and more settled in the stable. Horses on Original have stopped box walking, weaving and cribbing.
A powerful combination of antioxidants
Selenium, vitamin C and vitamin E to aid the ‘mopping up’ of free radicals and promote a healthy immune system.
Complete vitamin, mineral and nutrient package
Including: Biotin, B vitamins (riboflavin B2, niacin B3, pantothenic acid B5, folic acid B9, B12), copper, iodine, iron, manganese, calcium, phosphorus, selenium, zinc and vitamins A, C, D3, E and K. These ensure the correct functioning of the metabolic system, central nervous system, immune system, proper growth rates, bone strength and joint health. Blue Chip uses organic/chelated minerals to ensure optimum absorption and effectiveness.
Results on Blue Chip Original (feed balancer)
“Jonjo had been ill for some time, had no interest in anything and he seemed to have given up. Owner, Karen said that she “couldn’t get him past the not eating stages and thought at point we would have to have him euthanized or that we would simply find him dead in his stable in the morning. He was literally wasting away in front of us and we were trying all sorts of supplements, feeding by hand little and often even adding water liquidising and syringe feeding him. We tried the blue chip challenge and…Jonjo has developed into a lovely young horse.”
“She was a poor state of a Thoroughbred mare, she was underweight, scared and trembling… She was covered in open sores, cuts and was very underweight and full of worms. Within the first couple of days she had a bad bout of colic, which was a very scary and worrying time for me… I decided to try her on Blue Chip Original, as I read a lot in magazines, and knew it would be a name to trust. China is like a different mare now. Her coat is glossy and shiny she has condition and lots of energy, and loves nothing more than a frolic in the paddock with the other ponies.”
“My vet’s main concern was that he was very malnourished……NOT FOR LONG! I got him home that same evening and immediately started him on Blue Chip Original, having heard of it but never used it before. Well you can see for yourself the results and needless to say that I’m delighted! In just 8 weeks my boy has gone from being very poor and ribby to a horse that looks well – and he’s not gone over the top in terms of uncontrollable energy either, his temperament is still second to none.”