Feeding horses with oil is now quite widely accepted as a good way to provide extra non-starchy calories to those horses and ponies that need extra calories for work or weight gain, but need a diet low in starch and sugar. Most users also recognize that nourishing oils will help produce a shiny coat and improve skin condition.
In recent years, however, the type of oil and its constituent fatty acid composition has received increasing attention, with research focusing on the polyunsaturated fatty acids (or PUFAs) and two groups in particular, which are believed to have particular health implications for horses and ponies :
Omega 3 fatty acids, which are derived from ALA (alpha linolenic acid) - including EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). The horse is able to convert ALA into EPA and DHA when ALA is supplied through the diet.
Omega 6 fatty acids, which come from LA (linoleic acid).
✪ Joint health
✪ Need health
✪ The immune system
✪ Hormone function
✪ Breathing function
✪ Neurological function
✪ Skin and coat condition
✪ Feed 30 to 60 ml daily
Cold pressed linseed oil, rice bran oil, coconut oil, sea buckthorn oil, buckthorn berry oil, flex oil, vitamin E and rosemary.