Benchmark Balancer Mash®

A concentrated nutritional formula packed with essential nutrients and amino acids but without the carbohydrates - served as a convenient mash.

What is a Genuine Balancer?

Balancers or concentrates are a very useful nutritional tool that can make a valuable contribution to your horse’s diet. A balancer contains a concentrated amount of nutrition in a small daily dose. Genuine balancers contain high levels of essential amino acids, (the building blocks of protein) vitamins and minerals and importantly contain no grains or grain by-products.

Benchmark Balancer Mash® can be fed alone (with the addition of fibre) or it can be fed in conjunction with Benchmark Super Fibre Mash, grains or a high fat energy source.

The applications for Benchmark Balancer Mash® are numerous and include:

  • All horses who react to feeds high in starch and sugar.
  • Horses at risk of, or suffering from laminitis, cushings, IR, PSSM or EMS.
  • Horses on box rest or recovering from injury, illness, or surgery.
  • Horses requiring more topline or muscle mass.
  • To supplement horses grazing limited or poor-quality pasture.
  • Horses prone to weight gain that require a low dose, low carb concentrate.
  • Growing youngstock that require a ration high in protein but low in starch and sugar.

Feeding the recommended daily rate of Benchmark Balancer Mash® to your horse will improve any ration by topping up nutritional deficiencies that may occur in fibre, pasture, grains, or poor-quality complete feeds.

Downloadable Data Sheet
Benchmark Balancer Mash


Soy hulls, canola meal, lupins, Benchmark’s Vitamin, Mineral and Amino acid premix, cold pressed canola oil, limestone, lysine, di-calcium phosphate, magnesium oxide, salt, Agrimos® Prebiotic and Yea-Sacc® Probiotic.

Nutrient Analysis (as fed)

Energy DE MJ/kg 12
Protein % 24
Fat % 9.8
Fibre % 19
Salt % 1.0
Starch % 1.3
Sugars (ESC) % 5.8

Nutrient Levels in 1 Kg

Essential Amino Acids

Lysine g/kg 19.8
Methionine g/kg 3.9
Leucine g/kg 17.6

Vitamins and Minerals

Calcium g/kg 10.1
Phosphorous g/kg 5.7
Magnesium g/kg 3.7
Sodium g/kg 4.4
Chloride g/kg 8.2
Potassium g/kg 11.0
Zinc mg/kg 443
Copper mg/kg 208
Manganese mg/kg 33
Iron mg/kg 228
Selenium mg/kg 0.7
Iodine mg/kg 1.1
Chromium mg/kg 3.0
Vitamin A IU 45000
Vitamin B1 mg/kg 30.8
Vitamin B2 mg/kg 10.5
Vitamin B3 mg/kg 49.5
Vitamin B5 mg/kg 9.5
Biotin (B7) mg/kg 24.0
Folate (B9) mg/kg 15.0
Vitamin D IU 2000
Vitamin E IU 207
Agrimos® mg/kg 600
Yea-Sacc* mg/kg 600

How to prepare Benchmark Balancer Mash® for your horse:

By volume
To 1-part Balancer Mash® add 1-1.5 parts cold or warm water. Soak for 5 mins before feeding.
Vary the amount of water to achieve your preferred mash consistency.

Benchmark Balancer Mash® Pellets can be fed either as a mash or dry.

Benchmark Balancer Mash® should be introduced gradually over 7-14 days to allow your horse’s gut enzymes to adjust to the new feed.

Perfect Partners

Combining Benchmark Balancer Mash® with a base of Benchmark Super Fibre Mash® creates a nutritious meal that is high in fermentable fibre, low in starch and sugar and very cost effective. For more information visit the Meal Plan tab.

Balancer Mash

Feeding Rates and Directions (kg/day)

Benchmark Balancer Mash® Bodyweight(kg)
300 400 500
Idle/Paddock Rest/Spelling horses 400g 500g 750g
Light to Medium Work 500g 750g 1kg
Horses Recovering from Illness, Injury or Surgery 500g 750g 1kg
Horses Requiring Topline or Muscle Mass* 300g 400g 500g
Foals 6-12 Months** 400g 500g 750g
Weanlings/Yearlings** 500g 750g 1kg
Broodmares - Early-Stage Pregnancy 500g 700g 900g
Broodmares - Late-Stage Pregnancy 600g 800g 1kg
Lactating Mares 700g 900g 1.25kg
Stallions at Stud 750g 1kg 1.25kg

*Added to a complete feed

**Bodyweight is expected mature weight

Daily Minimum Fibre Requirement for Horses
To enable a horse to maintain a properly functioning hindgut with natural microbial fermentation for complete gut and body health, it is highly recommended that at least 1% of the horse’s body weight be fed as fibre. For a 500kg horse, this is equal to a minimum of 5kg a day in the form of pasture, hay and/or quality alternative high-fibre products.

Balancer Mash Meal Plan
Create a highly nutritious, protein rich ration that is very low in starch and sugar by adding Benchmark Balancer Mash® to a base of Benchmark Super Fibre Mash®. Visit and click on the Meal Plans tab.

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