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 or forage test for horses

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 you want to know what to apply to your land to improve the health of your grass.

A soil test cannot tell you what to feed your horse, what vitamins and minerals your horse needs or the levels of other nutrients like sugar, starch or protein. A soil test looks at the health of your soil.

The Forageplus soil test looks at the balance of minerals in the soil and is particularly suited to improving pasture specifically for horses.  The test we recommend is not carried out by conventional agronomists but is extremely successful in looking at individual pasture and optimising the soil for healthy growth of grass suitable for horses.

You can find out more about Forageplus soil testing for horse pasture here

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Forage test for horse hay and grass

A forage test will tell you what your horse needs to maintain and support good health. You should carry out forage analysis of grass, hay or haylage if you want to know what to feed your horse to achieve optimum health starting with the forage your horse eats.

A test of hay, haylage or grass can tell you what to feed your horse. These tests can tell you exactly what vitamins and minerals your horse needs or whether the levels of other nutrients like sugar, starch or protein are suitable for your horse. Forage testing will allow you to optimise your horses diet and specifically supplement only the nutrients your horse needs to compliment the grass, hay or haylage eaten.

You can find out more about Forageplus forage tests for horses here

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