AT this time of year when horses are returning to their stables, the selection and purchase of hay or other roughage sources is foremost on the minds of horse owners. Without a doubt, more and more people are spending more time considering what forage to buy.

For many, they realise that the quality and nutrient content of the hay or roughage source is critical because it is the foundation of horses’ winter diet. As horse owners have become more educated in what constitutes good hay, they are now looking for the nutritional analysis of the forage that they are feeding to their equines.