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howrsegirl123 02-15-2013 10:35 PM

Flaxseed?
 
Anyone ever use flaxseed in a horse's feed to make them shiny? Does it work?
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Muppetgirl 02-15-2013 10:45 PM

It sure does! I feed 3/4 cup every day or so......and I buy it whole and feed it whole. There was a myth that it had to be ground up so the horse could digest it rather than just poop it out.....not true. Plus buying it ground is a PITA....it goes off fast and grinding it exposes the oils in it to oxygen which degrades the oils, ie. rancid.

howrsegirl123 02-15-2013 10:53 PM

Cool! Probably will try it. But do you have to mix it with feed or can you just give it to them plain?
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Muppetgirl 02-15-2013 10:56 PM

Well I just mix it with his ration and damp it down a little with some water so the tiny flax seeds will stick to the larger pellets of his ration:wink:

howrsegirl123 02-15-2013 10:56 PM

Do they eat it ok?
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Muppetgirl 02-15-2013 10:58 PM

Oh yeah, no problem:-)

howrsegirl123 02-15-2013 10:59 PM

Ok, I'll try it then. Thanks!
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howrsegirl123 02-15-2013 11:00 PM

We have one horse who's just dull...hopefully it'll help him.
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Muppetgirl 02-15-2013 11:01 PM

You will probably see a noticeable difference in about two to three weeks......:wink:

howrsegirl123 02-15-2013 11:02 PM

Good :)
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