The Power of Hemp (a three-part series)
Part 3 – Equine E—-
If you haven’t read part one and two, you can catch up here.
If you are caught up, you know that in part two we talked about the benefits of hemp seed oil to people and companion animals, like cats and dogs. Another important animal in the conversation is horses – they are large beautiful creatures and they can benefit greatly from the addition of hemp seed oil into their diet.
For young horses, performance horses, and anything in between, hemp seed oil can provide huge benefits for horse health.
Hard working horses have enormous requirements for energy and plant-based oils, like hemp seed oil, are a great substitute energy source as they contain as much as three times the energy content relative to grains. This means that by adding hemp seed oil to your horse’s feed, you can reduce the size of their feed while still maintaining a similar calorie intake.
Hemp seed oil is not considered a “Hot Food” for horses, in other words, does not cause “hyper”, “fizzy” or “hot” horses that may occur as a result of feeding oats, corn, barley, alfalfa, and molasses. Grains contain starch and sugar that may result in large fluctuations in blood sugar and result in mood or behavior changes.
Here are some other great things that come with hemp seed oil:
-Provides a great source of essential fatty acids and Omegas 3, 6, and 9 which contribute to a healthy heart, better digestion, and increased immune function
-Helps to maintain a healthy weight
-Increased mobility and muscle health
-Skin and coat conditioning
If you want to provide your horse with the best, hemp seed oil is a great nutritional supplement to add to their diet!