2018 Forageplus Christmas Deliveries and Times

2018 Christmas Deliveries and Times – Forageplus – plan your horse feed deliveries and horse grass hay and haylage analysis orders. The dates below will enable you to order in time for a horse feed delivery or results of your horse grass, hay or haylage analysis to be available before we close for the holidays. […]


Understanding Horse Forage Analysis Reports

Would you like to further understand a nutritional and mineral analysis report of horse grass, hay and haylage?  Carrying out testing of the forage horses eat is a very useful way of checking the nutritional elements in the horse diet. Analysis can help you understand if a hay is suitable for laminitis prone horses, ponies […]


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 […]


Testing Soil for Horse Pasture using Scientific Analysis

You own a horse, you own or rent your own land, but how do you carry out testing soil for horse pasture using scientific analysis and why would you want to improve the soil for horses? Why do you need to test horse pasture soil? A delicate balance exists between the balance of minerals in […]


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 […]


Do I Need a Soil Test or a Forage Test for my Horse Feed Diet Plan?

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?

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 […]


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 […]


If I Test Minerals in my Horse Pasture won’t the Results Change Through the Year?

A common question is if I test minerals in my horse pasture won’t it change over the year so that it is different in summer and winter. Many people want to know if they will have to test minerals many times each year. If you want to test minerals in your horse pasture, grass, hay […]


What do I do to Test Horse Hay or Haylage Coming from a Number of Different Fields or Sources?

If you want to test horse hay or haylage for your horse then Forageplus™ can answer your questions. Where you have a number of different sources then you can go to the sources and test horse grass, hay or haylage bales. If you can ask or find where the forage is stored and go to […]


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 […]


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 mineral […]


Feeding Minerals for Horses

We send an information sheet out with every sale of Forageplus minerals explaining that although the feeding minerals for horses are necessary to balance the forage your horse eats, horses don’t always think that they are a very good idea. We believe that we have the best quality forage focused™ horse feed balancers on the […]


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