Using Forageplus to Feed Balanced Horse Vitamins and Minerals

Horse owners are realising that it is very important to feed balanced horse vitamins and minerals to horses. Forageplus™ is unique as a nutrition company in that we have taken the results of many, many forage analysis sampled from grass, hay and haylage all over the UK and Europe and devised a range of horse […]


Iron in Horse Feed Balancers

Are you interested in iron in horse feed balancers? Forageplus does not add iron to any of our horse feed balancers because iron is always sufficiently supplied in the grass, hay and haylage horses eat. So when we had also been asked on numerous occasions by our clients how much iron there was in our […]


Ten Tips for Healthy Horse Feeding in Winter

Winter horse feeding to make sure your horse has the right balance of nutrients will ensure your horse keeps healthy and active throughout the long dark months. Calories are often the easy part of horse feeding but how do you know what nutrients and at what level they are needed in the daily diet to […]


Omega 3 For Horses Importance in Horse Diets

Do you know about omega 3 for horses and its importance in equine diets? Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid which cannot be made by the horse’s body and must be present in the equine daily diet for them to be truly healthy. There are numerous sources of omega 3 but which one is […]


Magnesium the Mighty Mineral by Dr Kellon

Magnesium for horses often receives little attention in equine nutrition. For example, you will rarely see it listed in the analysis on a feed bag. Despite this, it could easily be argued that no other mineral has as many important functions for supporting the best health in horses.   The biochemistry is complicated but basically […]


Summer Horse Feeding

Summer is here, your horse spends more time with the sun on his or her back, grazing pasture. Now there is more time to ride, more time to compete or hack but what summer horse feeding do you need when your horse is out at pasture and in the field? Forageplus discusses the best way […]


Salt in Horse Feed Balancers

Do you need salt in horse feed balancers and your horse’s daily diet? If salt is in horse feed balancers will it degrade the vitamins and minerals in the supplement? Forageplus answers your questions here. Dr Lee Proctor is our Technical Manager with a PhD in organic chemistry and a highly qualified pharmaceutical chemist. Here […]


Forageplus Statistics for Horse Feed Balancer

The numbers and statistics for horse feed balancers and choosing which one is best to feed your horse can be confusing.  How do you choose the best horse feed balancer? Here we explain how we start with the forage; grass, hay or haylage, we test from all over the UK and Europe and formulate our […]


Ten Ways to Know What Minerals Your Horse Needs

How do you know what minerals your horse needs in the daily diet? There are many horse supplements on the market but choosing which one will give your horse the minerals it needs is a difficult one.  Forageplus tells you ten ways to know what minerals your horse needs. Your horse needs the right fuel […]


Five Reasons to Understand Protein for the Healthy Horse

Understand protein for the healthy horse from Forageplus Intelligent Horse Nutrition to maintain and support the best health and well being. The health of your horse is affected by many things. The healthy horse is created when the environment where a horse lives and eats provides adequate social interaction, correct movement and correct training – […]


Protein for Horses Prone to Laminitis – Forageplus Thoughts

Have you thought about protein levels for horses prone to laminitis? A client who has a 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 analysis hay test for horses. The sugar […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Understanding Electrolyte Supplements 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 it needs, what are electrolyte […]


Natural versus Synthetic Vitamin E for Horses

Would you like to know about natural versus synthetic Vitamin E for horses.  Is there a difference between the two forms of vitamin E for horses? Which form of vitamin E is best to feed to your horse? Find out what vitamin E actually is and the difference between the synthetic and natural versions. Vitamin E […]


Should I Feed Wheat Bran to my Horse?

Many owners we talk to are scared of feeding wheat bran. 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 are misleading […]


Vitamins for Horses: What Do Horses Need?

Vitamins for horses can be divided into two groups fat soluble and water soluble.  You can also divide them into those you need to worry about and those you don’t. What Vitamins do I need for my Horse? Forageplus only stock the vitamins your horse might be deficient in if on a forage based diet. […]


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