Tribute Equine Nutrition Essential K Low-NSC Horse Feed

By Tribute Equine Nutrition
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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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About Tribute Superior Equine Nutrition

A Trust That's Earned

With so many options to consider, choosing the best feed for your horse can be a challenge. That’s why Tribute Superior Equine Nutrition helps you create personalized feeding plans that are tailored to your goaIs and your horse's specific needs, so you can have peace of mind and more time for what really matters—enjoying your horse.

Fortified & Balanced Feeds

Tribute Superior Equine Nutrition fixed formula horse feeds are properly balanced and additionally fortified with premium, stringently tested ingredients. They provide your horse with the essential nutrition their body needs and that a forage-only diet lacks—all in a single bag.

Quality Every Time

Tribute Superior 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.

From Our Family to Yours

The Tribute story starts with passion. They are a family-owned business built upon a promise to provide the best in equine nutrition products.

Unparalleled Nutrition

Quality nutrition leads to healthier horses and stronger performances, with less feed and fewer supplements. You can see the results for yourself.

Personalized Feeding Plans

Tribute Superior Equine Nutrition allows you to create personalized feeding plans based on your goals and your horse’s unique needs.


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

Safely Made

Tribute Superior Equine Nutrition products are manufactured in a dedicated facility in the USA.

Fortified & Balanced

Fortified with essential nutrients for balanced nutrition.

Expert Formulation

Designed by Ph.D. equine nutritionists with premium ingredients.

Fixed Formula Products

Fixed formulas mean you get the same great feed every time.

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

14 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 4.82 out of 5 stars
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48 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Holly on Sep 25, 2023

Awesome Balancer

Ive had my horse on Buckeye Gro n Win, Purina Enrich Plus, & Nutrena Empower Topline Balancer. She gets fat on air so this is great way to give her a meal without added calories, sugars, staches etc that grain has that she does not require. Nothing compares to this one! My horse although not super picky eater LOVES this feed over any others! Vet recommended and a great way to ensure your easy keeper like my girl is getting all they need that hay or grass may be lacking. This balancer smells good and is darker in color and just looks prettier and fresher than the rest. It does contain some cane molasses but most do as its whats needed to keep the feed binded so doesnt crumble apart. My vet and Tribute both said jts such a small amount that will NOT affect anything medically say you have an insulin resistant horse. My girl gives 4 hooves up!! YUMMMMMY

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Elizabeth on Oct 30, 2023

Budget friendly low NSC ration balancer

We have a TWH mare and a SSH gelding both easy keepers. Gelding gains weight on air and get sensitive feet easily. Thought we would try this since chewy has the best deal on it. We were previously feeding blue seal sunshine pellets and triple crown balancer gold, Nutrena top line balancer. So far so good still transitioning from sunshine pellets.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Marlene on Nov 21, 2023

Helpful for overweight horse

My horse is an easy keeper. He was a rescue & malnourished when young. At age 10 he’s overweight as he eats all he can get. With ration balancer he can get nutrients without excess sugar & calories. Just started him on this. He eats every morsel.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Reagan on Nov 20, 2023

My burro loves this!

I have my burro on this ration balancer. He happily eats it, and it gives him all the good stuff without the extra calories. Ordering this from Chewy was super convenient, and the price is great!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Bailey on Oct 3, 2023

Favorite balancer

After trying several other ration balancers, Tribute became my favorite. It helped put weight on my mare after she struggled gaining due to EPM. I recommend this product to anyone with a horse who struggles gaining weight or maintaining muscle.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By malinoisfriesianmom on Sep 4, 2023

works great for easy keepers

I use this for my friesian cross mare who is 2 going on 3. She doesn't do well on grain and with this feed she only needs 2 pounds a day. This makes it also more cost effective. She looks great, healthy coat and mane, and great feet. She gets just that, pasture, hay and a supplement from smartpak.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Kelly on Aug 27, 2023

Great nutrition without the calories

I have 3 miniature horses and my veterinarian recommended this. My horses love it. I spoke with Tribute about the amount to feed them and they were very supportive.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Cindy on Nov 15, 2023

Love Tribute Feed!

Love Tribute Feed! Thankful Chewy carries it, no stores in my area does!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Desi on Aug 20, 2023

Excellent product!

My vet recommended this product for my two senior horses. I've been using it for a couple of years now, and my two senior horses look great!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By ME on Sep 21, 2023


Can’t beat the price it having it delivered right to your door! Great product as well.