Balanced Bay Nutrition

Our Story

Balanced Bay was founded to better serve the horse owner in improving the well-being of their cherished equine partner. 

Growing up with a deep passion for horses, I knew that I wanted to be completely immersed in the equine industry. This led me to pursue a 4-year bachelor’s degree in equine management at the University of Guelph. However, during this time, my mare Piper was seriously injured and began to have metabolic struggles. 

Dealing with this situation was incredibly challenging, and I felt that there was a lack of specialized support for her nutritional needs. I struggled to find a dedicated nutritionist in Ontario who could provide personalized assistance without pushing a specific brand of feed. So, I decided to take matters into my own hands. Fueled by a desire to truly be there for the horse, I pursued a master’s degree in equine nutrition and founded Balanced Bay – an independent equine nutrition company. 

At Balanced Bay, our mission is to provide science-backed solutions that prioritize the well-being of your horse. We understand that each and every horse is truly unique, so we curate nutritional programs to reflect that.

Choose Balanced Bay for a completely personalized and science-driven approach to equine nutrition. Your horse deserves the best, and we are committed to being there for you every step of the way.


“It definitely takes the guess work out of managing your herd. Having varying ages, breeds and body condition in my herd, the needs can vary drastically. Madeline will find a way to simplify what can feel daunting for someone caring for multiple horses with differing needs.”



About Madeline

I’m Madeline and welcome to my equine nutrition consulting company Balanced Bay! Growing up I knew I always wanted to work with horses, but it wasn’t until I began to have metabolic struggles with my mare Piper that I gained a keen interest in equine nutrition. I attended the University of Guelph for my bachelor’s degree in Equine Management. With a love for the nutrition courses, I decided to continue with my masters, again at the University of Guelph. During my masters in Equine Nutrition, I focused heavily on equine obesity and metabolic issues as I know how difficult those issues can be to manage. I now run Balanced Bay with the goal of creating feed programs that rely on the most up-to-date scientific information. Whether it is an elite sport horse or a pasture pony, having a balanced diet can make all the difference in their health and well-being.