Free Balance® 12:12 Horse Feed

Free Balance® 12:12 Horse Feed

  • $32.95

Throughout history, the ability to pick up and move to “greener pastures” has permitted generations of horses to thrive on forages. Total freedom and mobility has meant they naturally received nutritional variety from the vastly different geographic areas they frequented.

But today’s horses are typically limited to a single type of forage in one geographic area. Pastures in the same area or even different sections of the same pasture can have inadequate and/or inconsistent nutrient values. Grains such as oats and corn also have inadequate and/or variable amounts of protein, minerals and vitamins. So horses need help to achieve the nutritional balance they once derived naturally.

For horses who are not receiving a balanced concentrate feed, the highly palatable Purina® Free Balance® 12:12 Vitamin & Mineral Supplement provides the added vitamins and minerals needed to balance a pasture or hay-only diet. Purina® Free Balance® 12:12 is also available in a 40 pound block.

Features & Benefits

Added Antioxidants

Including Vitamin E to help address the negative effects of free radicals

Block and Loose Forms

Meet the needs of a variety of feeding programs

Highly Palatable

Natural flavoring that horses love

Vitamin & Mineral Fortification

Supports strong bones, immune system and reproductive function

Vitamin Stability

Ensures long-lasting bioavailability

Weather Resistant Granular Technology Delivery System

Helps prevent product from absorbing water or blowing out of the feeder


Nutrient          Min / Max         Amount
Calcium (Ca)     MIN                12.00 %
Calcium (Ca)     MAX               14.00 %
Phosphorus (P) MIN                 12.00 %
Copper (Cu)       MIN               1740 PPM
Selenium (Se)    MIN                 35.00 PPM
Zinc (Zn)             MIN               6900 PPM
Vitamin A           MIN                80000 IU/LB
Vitamin D          MIN                8000 IU/LB
Vitamin E          MIN                1400 IU/LB
Cobalt (Co)      MIN                  9 PPM
Iodine               MIN                40.00 PPM
Iron (Fe)           MIN                4300.00 PPM
Magnesium (Mg) MIN               1.20 %
Manganese (Mn)  MIN              3400 PPM
Potassium           MIN                0.40 %
Salt (NaCl)          MIN                4.50 %
Salt (NaCl)          MAX               5.50 %
Sodium (Na)       MIN                1.75 %
Sodium (Na)       MAX               2.25 %
Selenium (Se)     MIN               35.00 PPM
Selenium (Se)     MAX             36.00 PPM
Sulfur (S)            MIN               0.10 PPM
Ash                     MAX              72.00 %

Feeding Directions

Provide a minimum of 1 pound per 100 pounds body weight per day of hay or the equivalent in pasture.
40-Pound Block
Feed free choice in covered feeders to provide approximately 2 ounces per head per day throughout the year.
Measured Horse Feeding (25-pound bag)
Use the scoop provided to top-dress 2 ounces once daily per horse onto regular grain or concentrate.
Free Choice (25-pound bag)
Set Free Balance® 12:12 Vitamin & Mineral Supplement in a large tub or mineral feeder under shelter or in a run-in shed. Research shows horses consume, on average, 2 ounces per head per day. Horses will eat more than the average some days and less on other days. Some horses will over consume this supplement when first given free choice. If excessive consumption (more than 4 ounces/day) occurs for longer than two days, remove the supplement for two days, then return to free choice. If overconsumption still occurs, follow directions for measured feeding. 
Follow label directions. Feeding added selenium at levels in excess of 0.3 ppm in the total diet is prohibited. When fed as recommended, Free Balance® 12:12 Vitamin & Mineral Supplement will provide no more than 0.3 ppm selenium to the total diet. Store in a dry, well-ventilated area protected from rodents and insects. Do not feed moldy or insect-infested feed as it may cause illness or death. This product was made in a feed manufacturing facility that does not handle or store products containing animal proteins prohibited in ruminant feed.