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post #1 of 10 Old 09-24-2010, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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Coconut Oil

Has any one ever fed their horses coconut oil before? What did you think of it?
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post #2 of 10 Old 09-24-2010, 01:51 PM
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No. What is the reasoning behind feeding it?
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The trainer that is taking my horse in the spring mentioned that it helps with adding weight because it is so high in fat. She said its 30% fat compared to other oil which is only 17%. Im just curious if any one has ever used it and what they thought of it.

Also she mentioned feeding black sunflower seeds…
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post #4 of 10 Old 09-24-2010, 03:12 PM
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I used it for a while. Good stuff. It's just inconvenient to dispense if you buy it in a tub. A pump and vegetable oil is easier and not as messy.
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You have to warm it up right because it comes in a block kind of thing right? ..
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Learned something today... coconut oil comes in a block. Interesting.
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Learned something today... coconut oil comes in a block. Interesting.

I guess I should have used a different word. She said it has to be warmed up to a liquid/oil form...
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No, I understand. It makes sense. I did not know that. I had never thought about it before. Definitely interesting.
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If it gets cold it will solidify and get quite hard. It just didn't work out well for me and my feeding situation. Last winter when I soaked my beet pulp, the coconut oil would melt but by feeding time it was solid again and usually stuck to the side of the bucket.
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If it gets cold it will solidify and get quite hard. It just didn't work out well for me and my feeding situation. Last winter when I soaked my beet pulp, the coconut oil would melt but by feeding time it was solid again and usually stuck to the side of the bucket.


Im worried about the same thing. There is no microwave in the barn so I would have to run into the BO’s house which isnt problem but by the time I get all the way to the barn it might be frozen. Especially if we have another winter like our last. -50 wasn’t fun…
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