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Testing Soil for Horse Pasture using Scientific Analysis

You own a horse, you own or rent your own land, but how do you carry out testing soil for horse pasture using scientific analysis and why would you want to improve the soil for horses? Why do you need to test horse pasture soil? A delicate balance exists between the balance of minerals in […]


Protein for Horses Prone to Laminitis or Good Doers

Have you thought about protein levels for good doer horses or horses prone to laminitis? A client who has a good doer and laminitis prone horse contacted us to check that the sugar levels in hay, fed to her horse, were low enough to be suitable without soaking. The hay was tested using a nutritional […]


Using Forageplus to Analyse Soil for Improvement of Horse Pasture

Find out about using Forageplus services to analyse soil to improve the grass which grows upon your horse pasture.  The health of the soil affects the health of the grass.  Ultimately the health of the grass will affect your horse. We use Albrecht principles to report on the soil health of horse pasture.  Albrecht principles […]


Using Forageplus to Analyse Horse Drinking Water

Just as forage, water has a significant impact on mineral status and thus the health of horses.  If your horse has access to a bore hole or natural water source then analysis to check whether it is fit for livestock consumption and whether mineral levels are impacting on health is wise.   Find out more […]


Using Forageplus Horse Feed Plans with Forage Analysis

Forageplus™ can devise bespoke horse feed plans using forage analysis of grass, hay and haylage.  We have extensive experience in calculating horse feeding needs using scientific analysis and the daily nutrient levels set by the National Research Council for horses of all ages and type. You will need forage analysis for us to calculate a […]


Using Forageplus Horse Feed Service – What Steps Should I take?

Using Forageplus horse feed service is easy. Horse owners can use our ‘forage focused’™ equine balancers without any kind of analysis or your can use our range of analysis services for a more bespoke horse feed service. If you want to feed our equine balancers because you can’t carry out analysis of your horse hay […]


Why can’t I get a Nutritional Analysis of Grass for my Horse?

If you want to test horse grass by using a nutritional analysis then Forageplus can answer your questions. At Forageplus we don’t want you to waste your money or time so although we can carry out a nutritional analysis of grass for you there are a number of reasons why we think this testing is […]


Do I Need a Horse Nutritional or a Horse Mineral Analysis or Both?

If you want a horse nutritional analysis or a horse mineral analysis to test horse grass, hay or haylage then Forageplus™ can answer your questions. Horse Nutritional Analysis In general you would be interested in a horse nutritional analysis of the forage fed if your horse is: Eating hay or haylage (find out why we […]


Testing Horse Hay or Haylage from various Fields or Sources?

If you want to test horse hay or haylage for your horse then Forageplus™ can answer your questions. Where you have a number of different sources then you can go to the sources and test horse grass, hay or haylage bales. If you can ask or find where the forage is stored and go to […]


When Would I Need to Test the Water a Horse Drinks?

If you want to analyse or test the water a horse drinks then Forageplus™ can answer your questions. Most people understand that horses should have clean, fresh drinking water available at all times. However not many people consider the impact that the mineral status of water has on the maintenance of healthy horses. Test the Water […]


What will a Full Mineral Forage Test tell me for my laminitis prone good doer?

If your horse is a good doer prone to laminitis then Forageplus can answer your questions about how full mineral analysis of the grass, hay or haylage your horse eats can inform you about the best daily feed for your horse or pony. Dr Eleanor Kellon VMD and the ECIR Yahoo group have theorised for […]


Will there Always be Enough Protein in Horse Diets?

Many owners ask the question ‘Is there enough protein in horse diets’? If you want to find out more about protein for horses then Forageplus™ can answer your questions. It is impossible to tell what the level of protein is in your horse grass, hay or haylage by just looking at it. Forage protein levels […]


Can I Feed my Horse Too Much Selenium?

If you would like to find out about selenium for your horse then Forageplus can help answer your questions. Can you feed too much of this mineral and what is the best way to know how much is in your horse’s daily diet? Selenium for Horses Yes you can certainly feed too much to horses.  […]


Is my Horse Diet Balanced with a Horse Balancer or Feed?

Many owners want to understand the balance of their horse’s feed better and ask the question “Is my horse diet balanced with a commercial balancer or feed?”.  Understanding if the feed balancer and bagged feed your horse eats matches grass and hay is an important consideration for long term health and horse resilience. Is my […]


Electrolyte Supplements for Horses

Understand Electrolyte Supplementation for Horses Forageplus discusses how to understand what levels of the electrolyte minerals you need to feed to horses. Electrolyte supplements for horses are important when a horse sweats or eats forage which is short of the electrolyte minerals. So how is it best to support your horse with the electrolyte minerals […]


A trip to the Schoeneich ARR Centre in Germany

In February of 2016, Sarah Braithwaite and Jo Ellis of Forageplus travelled to Germany to visit the Schoeneich ARR Centre where one of Sarah’s horses was spending four weeks in straightness horse training. This report is a short account of  watching and being taught the Schoeneich techniques for correct movement in horses.   When watching […]


Should I Feed Wheat Bran to my Horse?

Many owners we talk to are scared of feeding wheat bran. Horse wheat bran has gone from a widely used horse food to one which has had the ‘undesirable’  and ‘old-fashioned’ label attached to it. Widely criticised for being a by product and being ‘imbalanced’ we feel the claims that it should not be fed […]


Should I feed Beet Pulp to my Horse?

There seem to be a lot of myths about beet pulp doing the rounds on the forums and Facebook pages and groups.  Strangely there are lots of people who are very anti-beet pulp and that is a shame because it is a great feed for horses. Beet pulp for horses The Forageplus horses all eat […]


Remembering Dr Kerry Ridgway

In 2011 I was given an ex-racehorse. They say that horses come to you for a reason. That horse came to me so that Dr Kerry Ridgway would change the way I thought about whole horse health. It turned out, that horse would also cause me to form a friendship with a man who was […]


Vitamins for Horses: What Do Horses Need?

What vitamins do horses need in their daily diet? Learn about what vitamins are and why they are vitally important at the right levels in both summer and winter horse feeding. Understand what vitamins you need to focus on supplementing and what will be provided through the forage, hay, haylage or grass in the diet. […]


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