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 […]


Using Forageplus to Analyse Horse Grass, Hay and Haylage

Forageplus can analyse horse grass, hay and haylage for all horse owners. Our service is quick, reliable and simple. Horse owners throughout the UK and Europe can just choose the analysis required and make payment. We send instructions to you once we have received your order. Read five reasons why you should test the forage […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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