I have been tossing the idea around about starting Thelma (who will be 24 in the spring) on flaxseed oil. She is a bit of a hard keeper, and I would like to supplement her current regimen of Rice bran/beet pulp mash and hay+ 24 hr pasture. I haven't found too much info on flaxseed oil for horses on the net, but I know a lady that uses it for her dogs and the bit of info I did get from the internet seemed to imply that it is good for weight gain as well as having a mild anti inflammatory property. While Thelma doesn't show any signs of arthritis (even checked by the vet last spring) I do have her on a joint supplement (condroitin/MSM) as a preventative, and any little bit more "good stuff" can't hurt.
On her current feeding regimen she gets to an "ok" weight, but I would be comfortable with a little bit more. I will post a picture to show you what I mean.
So here I am, seeking the forum's wisdom.
Thoughts/experiences with flaxseed oil(good or bad welcome)?