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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Understanding Magnesium Purity for Horses

When you start to buy separate minerals you quickly find that understanding the purity, percentage, elemental composition and the trace element content of items like magnesium oxide can be very confusing.  Many sellers describe their products as 99.9% pure but what exactly does this mean? This brief article has been written to help explain some […]

The importance of lysine

Lysine is an essential amino acid often short in horse grass and hay.  In this article Forageplus discusses the importance of lysine for horses which is an essential amino acid contained in the protein found in the horse’s daily diet. The article explains why supplementation is needed for all horses but especially breeding horses, horses […]