What to do to Test Horse Grass when it is too Short to Analyse?

If you want to test horse grass then Forageplus can answer your questions. When you test horse grass it needs to be a certain length, more than 2cm is best.  This is because it will take you a long time to collect a sample and it may be heavily contaminated with soil if it is […]


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 […]


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’s Diet Balanced with a Commercial 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?”.   Is my Horse’s Diet Balanced? The answer to this question is possibly not! We say possibly not because currently most commercial balancers and feeds have vitamin and […]


Top Tips – Electrolyte Supplements for Horses

Forageplus discusses how to know 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 […]


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 […]


Endocrinopathic Laminitis by Dr Jaini Clougher

Laminitis is a devastating condition that can wreak havoc with any horse. However, laminitis doesn’t always appear as the classic, rocked-back laminitic stance and bounding digital pulses. Low-grade laminitis can smolder away with symptoms that are often not recognized by the owner. A horse with low-grade laminitis is not only in pain and has compromised […]


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 both […]


Schoeneich Functional Horse Training – UK 2018

For over 25 years the Schoeneich’s have taught their system of functional horse training at the Centre for Anatomically Correct Horsemanship in Germany. Watch ten horses’ movement transform over three days. Learn the power of this training method to teach the horse correct functional movement, build correct muscle, eradicate lameness and create supple relaxed, correct […]


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 […]


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

Many of you will have just paid out for your winter hay or haylage, some of you will be planning the purchase right now this minute.  You are perhaps looking for a meadow hay, that looks and smells fresh and looks clean without mould, has little dust if it is hay and has been harvested […]


What to Feed Horses!

Learn about how to create the healthiest horse through feeding nutrition targeted to the grass and hay your horse eats. Watch a free video and understand how to support the strongest health so you and your horse can enjoy many happy and healthy years together. Here at Forageplus we believe that learning is our journey, […]


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 […]


Find a Horse Hay Haylage Supplier

Are you looking for a horse hay haylage supplier who understands the importance of correct testing of hay and haylage? Are you looking for horse hay or haylage with a full mineral and nutritional forage analysis? We have been contacted by a number of hay haylage suppliers who are understanding the importance of providing both […]


Which Wormer for my horse?

Worming can be a very confusing subject. People often ask which wormer for my horse? We list here the wormers available on the market by active chemical rather than the trade/brand name. To answer the question which wormer for my horse get used to reading the label to determine which chemical is the active ingredient […]


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