Originally Posted by tinyliny
you feed coconut? That's a first for me.
Oh yes. Well, it's the copra actually. What's left after most of the oil has been pressed out of the meat of the coconut (don't use copra made by chemical means). It comes brown, because heat is used in part of the extraction process I think.
There's an Australian company that makes horse feed out of it. Works great if you want to cool down from a hot feed (grains are hot feeds....too much energy). Also good for low sugar (grains aren't good for diabetic horses either). There are several nice things about it.
You can look it up. I don't remember the name of the company, but the feed I use is Cool Stance. They make some high energy suppliments too. Found out about it when someone was needing to feed something that wasn't leaving her horse "hot". I didn't have that problem, but I liked the feed and my horses loved it from day one. Although I've heard that some horses don't take right to it, but eventually love it.