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ReadiGrass is an assured product under the Feed Materials Assurance Scheme FEMAS (Certificate No. 15513) and therefore meets high feed safety and quality standards.
Feed Materials Assurance Scheme FEMAS
ReadiGrass - The Natural Part of Your Horse's Diet

ReadiGrass was developed by Friendship Estates 17 years ago and has been produced exclusively on our farm in Yorkshire ever since.  As our flagship product, ReadiGrass has come to stand for quality and consistency in a unique product that horses and small animals love, we continually strive to keep the price competitive without sacrificing the high standard we have set.

ReadiGrass is available through a comprehensive national network of stockists but should you encounter any problems sourcing a supply, please contact our office on:

Telephone No: 01302 700220


‘ReadiGrass is a 100% natural feed, with all the goodness of ryegrass pastures captured in every bag. Made exclusively from British pastures, the unique low-temperature drying process removes the water, but leaves the fragrant grass aroma, vibrant colour and most importantly the high nutrient value of fresh grass. This gives a feed that is more nutritious than hay yet still contains the digestible fibre essential for every horse’s health’.

ImageReadiGrass is available in 15kg bales 

ReadiGrass can be fed for a variety of reasons including;

  • Horses with limited access to fresh pastures
  • For horses with poor dentition and an inability to chew long stem fibres
  • To prevent weight loss when horse comes in from summer grazing to winter stabling
  • To avoid dust allergies caused by storage moulds in hay
  • To supplement, or completely replace, poor quality hay with a low nutritional value
  • As a treat or a change for a horse bored with winter forage 


Typical Analysis
Crude Protein 15%
Crude Fibre 21%
Crude Oil and Fats
Calcium 0.55%
Ca : P Ratio 2 : 1
Equine Digestible Energy
10 MJ/kg


ImageThe benefits of ReadiGrass include:

  • High feed value
  • Rich in digestible fibre to aid correct gut function
  • Natural source of nutrients including the correct Calcium: Phosphorus ratio.
  • Dust extracted for a healthy respiratory tract
  • The drying process prevents fungal spores and other contaminants found in hay.
  • No molasses or additives
  • Highly palatable to even fussy eaters
  • Reduces bolting of feed and encourages chewing to sustain correct wear of teeth.
  • Reduces boredom – Edinburgh University research shows that short chop forage takes longer to eat than long chop forage.

Feeding Recommendations

Example of Daily Diet for a 500kg horse.

Workload Diet A Diet B
Maintenance 50% (3.75 kg) ReadiGrass
50% Hay
50% (3.75 kg) ReadiGrass
50% Chaff
Medium Work 50% (5 kg) ReadiGrass
40% Hay
10% Concentrates
100%  (10 kg)  ReadiGrass
Hard Work
50% (6.25 kg) ReadiGrass
25% Hay
25% Concentrates
80% (10 kg) ReadiGrass
20%  Concentrates


Please also see Friendly ReadiGrass for small animals.