What is Pea Protein for Horses?
Forageplus organic pea protein for horses is suitable for anyone looking for a quality powder to improve daily protein intake. The amino acid profile of pea protein is excellent – it is rich in ‘branched-chain amino acids (leucine, isoleucine, valine) and is richer in arginine than any other commercially available protein.
Our stocks are 100% human-grade and organic.
Forageplus Pea Protein Powder is sourced entirely from dried peas and is the perfect alternative for horse owners wishing to supplement extra protein to their horses and avoid other protein sources due to food allergy or intolerance.
Why Feed Horses Pea Protein?
Some forages are low in available protein due to a complicated interaction between nitrogen and sulphur levels in the soil. Many horses benefit from an increase in protein. Extra protein can help with lethargy problems and poor hoof and skin quality.
Our pea protein for horses enables you to target extra protein supplementation without including extra digestible energy.
Your horse can therefore continue to enjoy ad-lib hay without the added calorie concerns that feeding more concentrates would entail.
Pea protein for horses is great for anyone who wants to boost their horse’s protein intake with an easy-to-digest high-quality protein, rich in essential amino acids. This is a vegetable-sourced protein (which doesn’t include soya) that is milk and egg-free.
- Naturally contains 85.9% protein.
- No added sugar
Total Fat 2%, Total Carbohydrate 1%, Sugars 0%
Essential Amino Acid Profile – g/100g
- Histidine 2.55%
- Isoleucine 4.84%
- Leucine 8.64%
- Lysine 7.61%
- Methionine 1%
- Phenylalanine 5.57%
- Threonine 3.73%
- Tryptophan 1.01%
- Valine 5.13%
Non-Essential Amino Acid Profile – g/100g
- Alanine 4.38%
- Arginine 8.78%
- Aspartic Acid 12.06%
- Cystine 0.93%
- Glutamic Acid 17.47%
- Glycine 4.21%
- Proline 4.36%
- Serine 5.53%
- Tyrosine 3.91%
Which horses will benefit from the addition of Pea Protein?
- Good doer horses on a reduced hay ration due to controlling digestible energy intake.
- Laminitis-prone horses that require very low sugar and starch protein source due to high sugar sensitivity.
- Older horses are struggling to maintain top-line.
- Horses that have access to low protein levels in the forage they are eating, can be determined from a nutritional and mineral analysis of hay or haylage.
- Horses on a pure winter grass diet when protein levels can be low and contribute to hoof and skin issues.
- Horses with poor hoof wall connection and or cracks. Barefoot horses in particular will benefit from stronger soles and white line connection.
- Horses in heavy work.
- Young horses on a forage-based diet that need higher protein level.
- Pregnant or lactating mares on a forage-based diet that needs protein boosting.