Why feed oils to horses, and which ones? In this month’s Kim Baker Radio Show spotlight on Horses in The Morning, our own Tigger Montague gives expert advice on oils for horses, including the difference between Hemp Seed Oil and Camelina Oil, and why conventional oils are not recommended.
Oils are great sources of fat for horses. They help with inflammation, long-term energy levels, and are good for horses who need extra support with added vitamin E and Omega Fatty Acids.
Conventional (Canola and Soy) oils are solvent-extracted and heat-treated, and the nutritional benefits are lost in the process. Cold-pressed oils, on the other hand, are pressed similarly to virgin olive oil. They are not only higher quality, but they retain more nutrients, therefore requiring a smaller portion, which is easier on the horse’s digestive system.
Tigger’s advice segment on oils begins at: 00:52:30
This month’s show also includes a reading of Angie’s horse, Ruby, Claudia Hiatt talks about visualizing your way to success, and Amy Howard discusses the world of Holistic Dressage.
Be sure to stay tuned on the fourth Thursday of every month for The Kim Baker Radio Show, which embraces the healing power horses have with humans, the special and often spiritual connection between horses, animals and humans, and natural/organic/holistic ways to improve the quality of life for animals and humans. BioStar always adds expert advice, as well.
Empower EQ is organic hemp seed oil for horses, offering a nutritional powerhouse of essential fatty acids and antioxidants. Certified organic hemp oil for horses contains 0.00% THC, and provides a balance of Omega 3, 6 & 9 plus vitamin E, vitamin A, and GLA (Gamma- Linolenic acid). GLA is one of the most impressive hemp seed oil benefits because of its ability to regulate inflammation. Hempseed oil provides the naturally occurring phospholipids, which support growth and renewal of cell membranes. Phospholipids play an important role in athletic performance by maintaining muscle glycogen stores.
Gold Star EQ Camelina oil is a nutritional powerhouse of essential fatty acids and antioxidants. Camelina oil is derived from the plant Camelina Sativa, which is also known as gold of pleasure, false flax, wild flax, German sesame, and Siberian oilseed. Camelina oil provides an important balance and ratio of the omega fatty acids: omega 3, omega 6, and omega 9. The ratio of these fatty acids in Camelina oil is 2:1:2. Camelina oil also provides specific Vitamin E tocopherols: alpha, beta, and gamma. Vitamin E is an important antioxidant for horses and plays a vital role in maintaining muscle health and performance.