TRIBUTE EQUINE NUTRITION Essential K Low-NSC Horse Feed, 50-lb bag -

Tribute Equine Nutrition Essential K Low-NSC Horse Feed

By Tribute Equine Nutrition
Rated 4.75 out of 5 stars

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  • A dense nutrient concentration and low-calorie pellet creates a low-cost method of supplying the most critical nutrients.
  • Low NSC may be beneficial for hyperactive or special needs horses, such as those with insulin resistance, laminitis, obesity or tying-up.
  • Fortified with biotin to support healthy hoof growth and strength.
  • Formulated with an optimal balance of essential amino acids, organic minerals, fatty acids, and antioxidants to support dietary requirements and peak performance.
  • Pelleted feed intended for all classes of mature horses and is designed and approved by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionists with decades of experience.

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Nutritional Information

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About Tribute Superior Equine Nutrition

Kalm ‘N EZ

Kalm ‘N EZ Pellet is higher in fat, high in fiber, very low in NSC, with no added iron. Suitable for moderate to harder keeping horses with sugar and starch sensitivities, it is also a good choice for hyperactive horses and those with digestive tract sensitivities.

Kalm ‘N EZ Family

Kalm ‘N EZ comes in a variety of formulas, including soy-free, non-GMO and added joint support recipes. Because no two horses are alike, and each horse needs a feed tailored to their unique needs.

Quality Every Time

Tribute Equine Nutrition takes pride in producing a quality product every single time. That’s why their feeds are fixed formulated, to ensure you get the exact same product every time you open a bag.


The bonds we share with our horses are as powerful as they are. It’s a connection you have to experience to truly understand. Tribute understands that special bond, and the care they take with their feeds is a tribute to just how important it is.

Quality Nutrition

Quality nutrition leads to healthier horses and stronger performances, with less feed and fewer supplements—the results speak for themselves!

Unparalleled Nutrition

Quality nutrition leads to healthier horses and stronger performances, with less feed and fewer supplements—the results speak for themselves!

Personalized Feeding Plans

Tribute Equine Nutrition helps you create personalized feeding plans tailored to your goals and your horse’s specific needs. That way, you can enjoy peace of mind and more time for what really matters—enjoying your horse!


Tribute feeds are safely made in a dedicated facility in the USA. Designed by PhD equine nutritionists, they are fortified with essential nutrients.

Low Sugar & Starch (NSC)

Ideal for horses with sensitivities like metabolic conditions, hyperactivity, digestive challenges or tying-up issues.

Higher Fat

A higher fat content supports moderate to harder keepers and active horses.

High Fiber

These high-fiber feeds are a great option when hay quality is poor or when hay replacement is necessary.

Equi-Ferm XL

Special added pre- and probiotics help support optimal gut health in horses.

About Tribute Superior Equine Nutrition

For over 60 years, Tribute Superior Equine Nutrition has combined a commitment to nutrition with personal service. They strive to treat their customers like family and to care for their horses like their own. Their horse feeds are designed by equine nutritionists, fortified and balanced with essential nutrients, and safely manufactured in a dedicated facility. Because quality nutrition leads to healthier horses—the results speak for themselves.

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Questions & Answers

15 Customer Questions

Is this good for easy keepers?
Answer by ChewyOct 10, 2018
This product is intended for all classes of mature horses.

Is this a good food for a 28" 4 year old miniature horse
Answer by ChewyAug 06, 2020
Tribute Equine Nutrition Essential K Low-NSC Horse Feed is suitable for a miniature horse.

DOES this contain any alfalfa in it? looking for a feed for a mini horse with laminitis
Answer by ChewyAug 08, 2020
This feed contains Alfalfa Meal. For a complete list of the ingredients of this product navigate to the "Nutritional Info" tab just beneath the product photos.

What is the DE and DM content in the feed.
Answer by ChewyNov 14, 2018
This horse feed has a Digestible Energy Content (DE) content of 1,370 kilocalories per pound and Dry Matter (DM) content of 92.0%.

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Rated 4.75 out of 5 stars
36 Ratings
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36 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lori on Jan 15, 2023

Tribute feed

This is hands down the best feed. I have owned horses for 46 years and Tribute feeds by far out performs the other feeds I have used. It sure puts a nice bloom on my horses without getting them hot.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By MereMittenz on Aug 6, 2021

awesome for my easy keeper

my mare loves her food, i add water and it melts great. she only get a little over 1lb a day but split between 3 meals (my other horse needs 3 meals). i researched a lot to find a food for my mare that was ionophore free (why buy toxic food?) with a low feeding amount. she has been eating this for a few months now and looks "hot to trot"! this food smells great too! My mare was eating a low quality horse food from a local feed store (my other horse has "came" with the i kept him on it and fed it to her too) but the appearance of the food started to change and when i looked into it i found that most horse food does not have "locked" ingredients and what i was seeing is a change with the ingredients... and all my research led me back to tribute essential k. the local feed store or the large chain store did not have this food, and so here i am at chewy and this is the product that brought me to chewy. i love that i have horse feed delivered to my door with autoship. great food, great brand and great chewy.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Barb on Dec 30, 2021

Perfect choice for my Donkey

This was the perfect choice for my Donkeys to receive meds, low starch and low sugar. They love it!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Beth on Oct 18, 2021

Essential k

Great grain. My horses enjoy this and look great.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Deedee on Jun 9, 2021

The horses love it

This was the closest I could find to Triple crown balancer at 28% protein and has everything necessary for their health. They love the taste as well.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Bonnie on Jun 23, 2021

Fast service as away's my horse loved it.

Niko loved Tibute we will be ordering this from you again.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By UDTLIKEME on May 26, 2021

Essential K

Great product, has everything a horse needs in one concentrated serving.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Ritie on Apr 1, 2021

Best there is.... supplement for any horse. Easy to add to feed, just add. Everything your horse may need!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Cookie18 on Dec 28, 2020

Great for seniors

I have a 21 year old gelding whom I started to put on this ration balancer about 4-5 months ago. I have a friend out at my stables who recommended it to me. I can see a great difference between giving it to him. He has a softer coat, more energy than he used to, and he seems better off. I recommend this product.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Carol on Apr 19, 2020

Mold in horse feed

The feed, which took 2 weeks to arrive understandably, was filled with mold chunks. It had obviously been contaminated before it went into the bag because there was no sign outside of the bag of wetness or mold. I ordered 2 bags only one had the issue. Now I have to wait 2-3 days for customer service to contact me, etc. This has been my concern when ordering animal feed online. It's not like the horse can wait 3 weeks for it's much needed and paid for feed. Havent had many issues before but now I'm stuck.