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 […]


How do you Know if your Horse Haylage is Good?

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 […]


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 […]


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 and […]


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 […]


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 […]


Using Forageplus – How Much Will it Cost For a Horse Supplement?

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?

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


My Horse is a Good Doer Prone to Laminitis, what information will a Full Mineral Forage Test give me?

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 […]


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