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 […]


Should you Feed Adlib Hay to Horses and Ponies?

Do you have a horse which is a good doer? Do you wonder whether to feed adlib hay or whether you should be restricting hay and feeding at a weight level suitable for your horse? Here Forageplus discusses the issue of whether you should give your horse access to free choice hay. There has been […]


Ten Tips for Healthy Horse Feeding in Winter

Winter horse feeding to make sure your horse has the right balance of nutrients will ensure your horse keeps healthy and active throughout the long dark months. Calories are often the easy part of horse feeding but how do you know what nutrients and at what level they are needed in the daily diet to […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 part […]


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 […]


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