Top Tips – Natural versus Synthetic Vitamin E

What is the difference between the natural and synthetic forms? Vitamin E is an essential vitamin that acts as an important fat soluble antioxidant.  The beneficial effect of this vitamin, for your horse’s health, has been described here in Forageplus Talk. Below we describe what vitamin E actually is and the difference between the synthetic and natural […]

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 […]

Feeding the Young Horse

Feeding the young horse needs a carefully planned approach in order to supply the adequate protein, vitamins and minerals needed to build a healthy, strong, robust and resilient body.  If a horse is to grow up into an athletic and sturdy horse then it needs to have more than just calories. Keeping weanlings, yearlings and […]

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. The Forageplus horses all eat beet pulp as part […]

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. […]

Feeding the Pregnant Mare

Feeding the pregnant mare correctly and matching the nutrients to the grass, hay and haylage fed is the best way to build the best foal possible. Without knowing the the nutrient levels in the forage fed then it is difficult to know where best to start with protein and mineral supplementation. Here at Forageplus we […]

Reasons to test hay, haylage and grass for your horse

Winter is here and now hay or haylage starts to become the most important part of your horses diet. Perhaps you are feeding a meadow hay, that looks and smells fresh, is clean without mould, has little dust (if it is hay) and has been harvested during a nice dry spell without being rained upon. […]

What to Feed Horses!

Join Sarah Braithwaite for a free, informative online presentation on understanding what to feed horses. DOWNLOAD THE WHOLE VIDEO NOW Find out how in 2006 Sarah realised her dream of waking up in the morning and seeing her horses grazing outside her bedroom window only to watch over the next two years her dream going horribly […]

Nitrate toxicity in horse hay or haylage

We are constantly researching into aspects of forage and recently we have become very interested in the quality of protein in forage.  Specifically we are suspicious that many cured forages (hay/haylage) for horse feed appear to be being made for yield and perhaps high protein content without reference to actual nutritional quality. This could lead […]

Magnesium Oxide or Magnesium Chloride?

There has been a lot of research published on magnesium uptake across several species, this is a link to a publication regarding magnesium absorption, in particular Table 3 on pages 5 and 6 is of interest. Magnesium Oxide or Magnesium Chloride which is best for horses? There does appear to be better absorption of magnesium […]