All the Good Stuff
None of the Other Stuff
Joe Camp, author of the National Bestseller The Soul of a Horse – Life Lessons
from the Herd; the horse’s #1 advocate for happier healthier lives
I am so excited to find this product! It is my sincere belief that Omega Horseshine is the best Omega 3 supplement money can buy because it is 99.9% pure Non-GMO stabilized ground fortified flax. That’s .9% higher than required for human food grade. Nobody else does this. And Omega Fields does it with no sugar or molasses added, no corn or wheat or barley which are mostly non-structural carbs which turn to sugar when metabolized, no soy, no hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated vegetable fats or oils (trans fats), no chemical preservatives, and Omega Horseshine has an unbelievably low NSC rating of 4.4 (a measure of non-structural carbs). I have found no other Omega 3 supplement that meets all of these standards. None. And I’ve been reading a lot of labels. Most of them really scary.
The search for this product began when I woke up and realized how important Omega 3s are to our horses (and to us as well). Omega 3s are essential for horses. Not just for shining on the outside but for shining on the inside too. Omega 3s fight inflammation, they are essential for a healthy robust immune system, they can improve bone and joint health, restore cracked and brittle hooves and support strong solid hoof growth, they can eliminate sweet itch and bug-bite sores, they are recommended for horses with insulin resistance and Cushings, and can reduce symptoms of metabolic syndrome, all while promoting shiny, healthy coats and smoother skin texture! Our Stormy looks like she has been shellacked. Seriously. It’s the shiniest winter coat I’ve ever seen.
Every domestic horse on the planet needs Omega 3 supplementation because no one, horse or human, can manufacture their own Omega 3s. A horse in the wild will get his Omega 3 needs from the many varied kinds of fresh native grasses that have never been exposed to chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, and never been GMO’d. Domestic pastures virtually always come up short because they’ve been exposed to one or all of the above, and grass hay loses its Omega 3s when it is cut and dried, so the horse (like the human) needs Omega 3 supplementation.
If you are currently supplementing Omega 3 using another product, I encourage you to go read the label. I have for every major Omega 3 product out there. You will find no other brand using such a high quality flax. Many don’t even use pure flax, opting for a less expensive and less effective flax by-product like flax meal. And most other Omega 3 products will contain some combination of those added sugars or grains that turn into sugar once inside your horse, or hydrogenated vegetable oils, or soy, and/or artificial (chemical) preservatives.
The list of ingredients for a top-selling competing product begins, as prescribed by law, with the largest ingredient by volume: Maize distiller’s grains with solubles dehydrated which is a corn by-product. The second largest ingredient is flax meal, which as noted above is not pure flax but a less expensive and less effective by-product. In forth place this product also contains a partially hydrogenated vegetable fat (trans fat) and ends with BHT/BHA, a chemical preservative. Oh, and this comforting phrase, in big bold print: FOR ANIMAL USE ONLY.
I want to know who decided it was okay to feed horses, or any animal for that matter, something that a human shouldn’t eat? I don’t. And wouldn’t.
Dr. Mark DePaolo, DVM says, “Horses are not designed to eat sugars or carbohydrates. ALL grains, when digested, are processed and metabolized as sugar which is detrimental to your horse’s health and well-being.” Also these sugars load up your horse with high doses of unbalanced Omega 6, an inflammatory when not balanced properly with Omega 3.
And, according to Dr. DePaolo, “Soy is highly estrogenic and should never be fed to either sex of horses, especially those that are already suffering from any type of metabolic disorder like Hypothyroidism, Insulin Resistance or Cushing’s Syndrome. And 99.9% percent of soy included in human and horse food is genetically modified to be Round-Up Ready. Glyphosate, one of the active ingredients in Roundup, is the leading cause of leaky gut syndrome in horses. Leaky gut syndrome can cause food allergies, diarrhea, mal-absorption syndrome, colic and irritable bowel syndrome.
“Phytates in soy are also undesirable. They will bind to certain nutritional minerals in a horse’s diet and prevent them from being absorbed into the body. It is very common for a horse that is being fed soy to be lacking Iron, Manganese, Chromium, Cobalt and sometimes Selenium when tested utilizing horse hair analysis. These minerals are very important in the production of proteinaceous connective tissues such as tendon, ligament, joint cartilage, hoof and hair coat.”
Horseshine contains no hydrogenated vegetable fats or oils (trans fats), all of which put high levels of unbalanced Omega 6s into your horse which cause free-radicals and inflammation when not balanced properly with Omega 3s.
If it sounds like I have become a spokesperson for this company I have recently agreed to do just that. Because I’ve been blown away by Omega Fields and their products. It’s the first company I’ve ever met whose standards are as high or higher than my own. Thus, the first time I have ever agreed to do such a thing.
We are now using Omega Horseshine with all of our horses and Horseshine led me to Omega Nibblers-Low Sugar, which was really exciting because we train with treats and I always worried about the amount I was using and how much bad stuff I might be putting into our horses. But not anymore! In fact, 15 of these treats givesd your horse enough Omega 3s to equal a maintenance serving of Horseshine.
No more guilt.
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Thank you Omega Fields. The people who seriously care about my horse’s health and happiness.
Training with Treats
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Note the absence of halter and lead.