Keep your horse pastures sweet year after year with
a pelletised lime-based fertiliser formulated for horse paddocks
Equi-lise increases soil pH, improves the availability of essential nutrients and enhances soil biology for a sweeter, palatable and more balanced pasture
The pellets break down readily for a rapid response in the soil, maximising nutrient effectiveness. And your soil gets what it needs, where it needs it
The all-in-one pellets are easy to apply; you can spread it by hand, use tow-behind spreaders or apply by air
Equi-lise maximises nutrient effectiveness for green, sweet, healthier horse pastures
We formulated Equi-lise specifically for horse paddocks. As well as fine lime, the pellets contain Magnesium, Phosphate, Sulphur and a touch of Selenium. As a result, Equi-lise increases soil pH, improves the availability of essential nutrients, enhances nutrient cycling and soil biological activity.
The all-natural and easy way to healthier horse pastures
You won’t need any special equipment. Equi-lise is compatible with conventional ground spreading and drilling equipment. Choose the method of application that suits you:
Small block application
You can use a “walk-behind” spreader or a tow-behind spreader on the back of your quad bike or tractor. Turn the agitator off, as this can crush the pellets. Set the rate to 250kg/ha or about 225bs/acre.
For small areas, it is easy to sprinkle by hand, just like feeding chooks!
Equi-lise is easy to apply with a bulk spreader. And it is ideal for spreading by air for large blocks
“Been bloody impressed with this product, I honestly didn’t expect to get the results I got simply because nothing else was working, so why would this work? But it has. The pellets don’t dissolve quickly, which is great for my block of land, where when it rains, the water runs off. I don’t get mud, so I applied it expecting it to disappear, but it didn’t, and I could see it breaking down, but also see the grass changing colour and growing. Now areas where my horse would refuse to eat, he is now eating! You can see the difference between the area I did and the area I didn’t apply Equi-Lise. I’m getting more and even put my mum onto it, a great product for free-draining soil, that’s for sure! The grass was able to absorb it and utilise it – thanks so much!”
Equi-lise can be applied throughout the year. So, while Spring and Autumn are the most typical, you can spread it when convenient, and you can get onto your paddocks. In some cases, an application in both Spring and Autumn is necessary to restore healthy pastures. But, for most, an annual application is all that’s required.
As soon as the pellets come into contact with moisture, they start breaking down, and you’ll see results in 4 to 12 weeks, depending on your soil type. Therefore, it is best to apply Equi-lise just before it rains. A few morning dews will help the pellets break down too.
The lighter your soil, the quicker the response will be – the best results come from applying less product, more often. Conversely, a heavier soil will have a slower response and benefit from a larger initial application.
If you have 2 hectares or more and can manage bulk bags, we can send 500kg or 1000kg bags to a depot near you.
Contact us for a freight price.
We make Equi-lise using all-natural ingredients. Because we don't use chemical or acidic forming nutrients, we feel it hasn't been necessary to organically certify Equi-lise. However, if this is a requirement for your property, we’ll make a batch of organically certified Equi-lise. Additional certification costs and minimum order quantities will apply.
We recommend that you move your animals out of the paddock before you apply Equi-lise. Then move them back when you are happy the pellets have broken down enough. The pellets start breaking down as soon as they come into contact with moisture, and you’ll notice the pellets will be soft after a few days.
The pellets taste a bit like chalk and are not all that desirable by animals. There isn’t anything in Equi-lise that would harm your animals, and horses don’t like the taste of them that much! We have had a few clients who spread Equi-lise while their horses were in the paddock. However, you know your horses best and what they like to eat.
Dung and urine provide plenty of potassium (K) which can cause an imbalance with Ca and Mg, limiting pasture growth, soil and plant health and palatability. As with potassium from dung and urine, nitrogen is deposited, which can cause pastures to run ‘hot’ (as with certain types of pasture species). When excess nitrogen leaches, it takes essential soil neutralisers – Ca and Mg with it, and this is why horse paddocks become 'sour' over time.
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