Has anyone here heard of feeding sunflower seeds to horses in order to improve their coat and skin condition? It's become something of a fad at my barn, especially because it really does seem to work as far as skin and coat condition and the horses eat them readily. I was just wondering whether there's any chance the sunflower seeds might not be good for them? They're the type you'd normally feed to wild birds. Black oil sunflower seeds I think.
None of the horses at the barn seem to be suffering any ill effect, and if it really is okay, it's a fantastic cheap way of keeping coats sleek and shiny.