Should you Feed Adlib Hay to Horses and Ponies?

Adlib Hay Feeding for Horses

Do you have a horse which is a good doer? Do you wonder whether to feed adlib hay or whether you should be restricting hay and feeding at a weight level suitable for your horse? Here Forageplus discusses the issue of whether you should give your horse access to free choice hay. There has been […]


Iron in Horse Feed Balancers

Iron in horse feed balancers – a research study

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]


How do you know if your horse haylage is good?

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Forageplus understands the need to feed good quality haylage to horses but how do you know if your horse haylage is good? Here we discuss what is haylage? How is horse haylage made and how can you tell that the haylage you are feeding is good for your horse? What is haylage? Haylage is grass […]


Salt in Horse Feed Balancers

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]


Using Forageplus to Feed Balanced Horse Vitamins and Minerals

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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 […]


Using Forageplus Horse Feed Plans with Forage Analysis

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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?

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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 […]


Using Forageplus – How much will it cost for a horse supplement?

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Using Forageplus means a ‘forage focused’™ approach to horse feeding where you only supplement the minerals and vitamins needed to match to the grass or hay your horse eats.  This means you get a high quality mineral and vitamin supplement with excellent levels of all the nutrients most needed by your horse. How much will […]


My horse is sensitive to sugar levels, what information will forage analysis give me?

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If your horse is sensitive to sugar and starch levels Forageplus™ can answer your questions about how a nutritional forage analysis can help you manage horses and ponies prone to laminitis. Carrying out a nutritional analysis can be a crucial factor in helping manage horses which are sensitive to sugar and starch levels in their […]


Do I need a soil test or a forage test for my horse feed diet plan?

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If you need to know whether to carry out a soil test or test forage, Forageplus can answer your questions. Soil test for horse pasture A soil test will tell you what your soil needs to be healthy and grow healthy grass for your horse to eat. You should carry out a soil analysis if […]


What to do to analyse grass if your horse grazes a number of different fields?

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If you want to analyse grass a horse grazes then Forageplus can answer your questions. Many people have a number of different fields or paddocks that their horse may graze upon.  Some people will have summer fields where their horse grazes.  There are often different fields where your horse will graze for the winter.  How […]


Do I need a horse nutritional or a horse mineral analysis or both?

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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 […]


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