Why Essentials 150®?
Formulated to fill the gaps and balance mineral ratios in diets based on average to good quality forage.
Low feeding rate plus low calorie pellet makes it ideal for horses where weight control is a priority.
Set recipe formulation to give you consistent quality at an affordable price.
High in copper and zinc to support coat health and hoof quality.
Natural vitamin E and selenium for antioxidant protection of muscles.
Feed alone where weight control is required or add your own grains or any of the feeds from the Pryde’s EasiFeed range when additional calories are needed.
Feeding Rates & Directions (g/day)
Bodyweight per day
a 500 kg horse**
**Use your horse's expected mature bodyweight to calculate the correct dose. For example a weanling that will mature at 500 kg should receive 5 x 200 g = 1000 g/day.
Light Exercise: Up to 60 mins walking, or 30 mins walking, trotting and cantering.
Moderate Exercise: Up to 120 mins walking and trotting, or 30-60 mins trotting, cantering and some galloping.
Intense Exercise: 30-60 mins intense skill work, short duration galloping, racing and endurance.
For the Best Results
Introduce a horse's ration gradually over 2 weeks.
Feed in conjunction with ample forage (pasture, hay and/or chaff).
Make clean, fresh water and salt available at all times.
Adjust the amount fed so it is appropriate for a horse's body fatness, growth rate, stage of development, pregnancy or lactation, along with the quality and quantity of forage available.
Divide feeds into two or more smaller meals if feeding more than 0.5 kg per 100 kg of bodyweight in 'hard feed' per day.
The feeding rates given here are based on the amount of feed needed to meet a horse's vitamin and mineral requirements. If you feed below these feeding rates, vitamin and mineral deficiencies will appear in the diet and may affect health and limit growth and sound development or reproduction. To avoid this, simply add one of Pryde's Easibalanced® Pellets to top up vitamin and mineral intakes.
Did You Know?
Copper and zinc are too low in most forages to meet a horse’s minimum daily requirement. Copper deficiency may cause bleached coats, joint disease and anaemia. Zinc deficiency may result in poor hoof quality, reduced muscle development and poor immune function.
Essential Amino Acids
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)49.4mg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)13.0mg
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)137mg
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)31.2mg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)17.2mg
* Indicates Protein Bioavailability - the higher the value the easier the protein is to digest