Joe Camp

, Joe Camp

About: film writer, producer, director, author, passionate speaker, and the man behind the canine superstar Benji. Joe’s book The Soul of a Horse – Life Lessons from the Herd is a National Best Seller in its fifteenth printing. Its sequel Born Wild is an Amazon #1 Best Seller and was a #1 Hot New Release.

Horses:  Zeke, Poppy, Noelle, Mariah, Stormy, Mouse, Saffy

Location: Tennessee

Website:  https://thesoulofahorse.com/

History, Career Highlights, and Future Goals

Why do you use Omega Fields products?

Testimonial on Omega Nibblers Low Sugar & Starch

“I’ve been searching a long time for a treat that is actually good for my horses. A treat that isn’t loaded with sugar or molasses, or grains which are mostly non-structural carbs which turn to sugar when metabolized, or soy, or hydrogenated vegetable fats or oils. We train with treats and use a lot of them. So I’ve been reading a lot of labels. Most of them are scary.

Which is why I’m so excited that I’ve finally found this treat. From people who actually care about your horse’s health and happiness. This is the singular best treat on the market as far as I’m concerned because it is the only treat I have found that uses 99.9% pure Non-GMO stabilized ground fortified flax. That’s .9% higher than required for human food grade. Nobody else does this.” https://thesoulofahorse.com/why-omega-fields/at-last/

Why Supplement? Because Omega 3s are Essential for Your Horse

“Every domestic horse on the planet needs Omega 3 supplementation because no one, not horse or human, can manufacture their own Omega 3s. A horse in the wild will get his Omega 3 needs from the many varied kinds of fresh native grasses that have never been exposed to chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, and never been GMO’d. Domestic pastures virtually always come up short because they have been heavily exposed to some or all of the above. Grass hay loses its Omega 3s when it’s cut and dried. So every domestic horse needs supplementation. Even more so if your horse is experiencing dry scaly itchy skin, dull coat, joint pain/inflammation, poor hoof growth, allergies, or pregnancy, which is a condition associated with Omega-3 deficiency because the foal’s fast-growing brain, eye, and organ cells use up all available Omega-3s from the mare.

Omega 3s are absolutely essential to your horse in so many ways. They fight inflammation, they support and build the immune system, improve bone and joint health, restore cracked and brittle hooves and support strong solid hoof growth, they can eliminate sweet itch and bug-bite sores, are recommended for horses with insulin resistance and Cushings, and can reduce symptoms of metabolic syndrome, all while promoting shiny, healthy coats and smoother skin texture. Compare labels. You will find only one brand, Omega Fields, using 99.9% pure Non-GMO stabilized fortified flax. Many don’t even use core flax, opting for less expensive and less effective flax by-products like flax meal.

Every Omega 3 supplement in the Omega Fields line begins with 99.9% pure Non-GMO stabilized fortified flax. That is .9% higher than required for human food grade. Nobody else does this. Omega Horseshine contains more Omega 3s per serving than any other flax supplement on the market. And Omega Nibblers-Low Sugar is the one treat on the market that is actually good for your horse. All good stuff and no other stuff. In short, Omega Fields begins with the best stabilized fortified flax money can buy and therefore your horse receives the best Omega 3s money can buy. Needless to say, I am very excited about these folks.

And virtually every other Omega 3 supplement will contain some combination of molasses (sugar), corn or corn by-products, or wheat or wheat by-products that are high in non-structural-carbs that turn into sugar the minute they are metabolized into the body, or soy, or hydrogenated or partially-hydrogenated vegetable fats or oils, or artificial (chemical) preservatives.

None of the above are in Omega Fields’ supplements. None. Zero. Whether for horses, dogs, chickens, or people.” https://thesoulofahorse.com/why-omega-fields/why-supplement/

Why Omega Fields? The Best Omega 3s Money Can Buy for Your Horse

“Every Omega 3 supplement in the Omega Fields line (whether for horses, dogs, chickens or people) begins with 99.9% pure Non-GMO stabilized fortified flax. That is .9% higher than required for human food grade. Nobody else does this. Omega Horseshine contains more Omega 3s per serving than any other flax supplement on the market except one, and that one’s a tie. And Omega Nibblers-Low Sugar is the one treat on the market that is actually good for your horse. All good stuff and no other stuff. In short, Omega Fields begins with the best stabilized fortified flax money can buy and therefore you and your loved ones receive the best Omega 3s money can buy. Needless to say, I am very excited to find these folks.

And virtually every other Omega 3 supplement will contain some combination of molasses (sugar), corn or corn by-products, or wheat or wheat by-products that are high in non-structural-carbs that turn into sugar the minute they are metabolized into the body, or soy, or hydrogenated or partially-hydrogenated vegetable fats or oils, or artificial (chemical) preservatives.

None of the above are in Omega Fields’ supplements. None. Zero.

Omega 3s are absolutely essential to your horse in so many ways. They fight inflammation, they support and build the immune system, improve bone and joint health, restore cracked and brittle hooves and support strong solid hoof growth, they can eliminate sweet itch and bug-bite sores, are recommended for horses with insulin resistance and Cushings, and can reduce symptoms of metabolic syndrome, all while promoting shiny, healthy coats and smoother skin texture. Compare labels. You will find no other brand using 99.9% pure Non-GMO stabilized fortified flax. Many don’t even use core flax, opting for less expensive and less effective flax by-products like flax meal.

No one, not horse or dog or human, can manufacture their own Omega 3s. A horse in the wild will get his Omega 3 needs from the many varied kinds of fresh native grasses that have never been exposed to chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, and never been GMO’d. Domestic pastures virtually always come up short because they have been heavily exposed to some or all of the above. Grass hay loses its Omega 3s when it’s cut and dried. So every domestic horse needs supplementation. Even more so if your horse is experiencing dry scaly itchy skin, dull coat, joint pain/inflammation, poor hoof growth, allergies, or pregnancy, which is a condition associated with Omega-3 deficiency because the foal’s fast-growing brain, eye, and organ cells use up all available Omega-3s from the mare.

Dr. Mark DePaolo, DVM says: “Horses are not designed to eat sugars or carbohydrates. ALL grains, when digested, are processed and metabolized as sugar which is detrimental to your horse’s health and well-being.” Also these sugars load up your horse with high doses of Omega 6, an inflammatory when not balanced properly with Omega 3.

Horseshine contains no soy. No Soybean meal or soybean oil. According to Dr. DePaolo, “Soy is highly estrogenic and should never be fed to either sex of horses, especially those who are already suffering from any type of metabolic disorder like Hypothyroidism, Insulin Resistance or Cushing’s Syndrome. And 99.9% percent of soy included in human and horse food is genetically modified to be Round-Up Ready. Glyphosate, one of the active ingredients in Roundup, is the leading cause of leaky gut syndrome in horses. Leaky gut syndrome can cause food allergies, diarrhea, mal-absorption syndrome, colic and irritable bowel syndrome.

“Phytates in soy are also undesirable. They will bind to certain nutritional minerals in a horse’s diet and prevent them from being absorbed into the body. It is very common for a horse that is being fed soy to be lacking Iron, Manganese, Chromium, Cobalt and sometimes Selenium when tested utilizing horse hair analysis. These minerals are very important in the production of proteinaceous connective tissues such as tendon, ligament, joint cartilage, hoof and hair coat.”

All flaxseed used in Omega Fields’ products is milled to Global Food Safety Initiative standards for human consumption, employing a third party-validated, 5-log Kill Step and proprietary stabilization processes for long shelf life.  The flaxseed is certified to SQF 2000 standards, guaranteed pathogen-free with very low total microbial values, and guaranteed shelf stable for a MINIMUM of one year under ambient storage conditions – no refrigeration or special packaging required!

If it sounds like I have become a spokesperson for this company I have recently agreed to do just that. Because I’ve been blown away by Omega Fields and their products. It’s the first company I’ve ever met whose standards are as high or higher than my own. Thus, the first time I have ever agreed to do such a thing.

As I mentioned, I am seriously excited to have found these folks who seriously care about my horses’ health and happiness. And I recommend them to you without reservation.” https://thesoulofahorse.com/why-omega-fields/

The Treat That’s Actually Good For Your Dog

“We use a lot of treats educating our dogs so we want no bad stuff like corn or soy. No GMO. And lots of Omega 3s in balance with Omega 6s and 9s. The foundation of Omega Fields’ Soft-Baked Smart Hearts is a premium, Human-Grade, non-GMO, 99.9% pure gleaned stabilized fortified flax. Nobody else does this.” https://thesoulofahorse.com/why-omega-fields/joe-speaks-out-for-dogs-2/

The Good Stuff

“I am so excited to find this product! It is my sincere belief that Omega Horseshine is the best Omega 3 supplement money can buy because it is 99.9% pure Non-GMO stabilized ground fortified flax. That’s .9% higher than required for human food grade. Nobody else does this. The formula includes 10 mg of Biotin per serving, chelated minerals and added Lysine for better uptake for horses in all life stages. And Omega Fields does it with no sugar or molasses added, no corn or wheat or barley which are mostly non-structural carbs which turn to sugar when metabolized, no soy, no hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated vegetable fats or oils (trans fats), no chemical preservatives, and Omega Horseshine has an unbelievably low NSC rating of 4.4 (a measure of non-structural carbs). I have found no other Omega 3 supplement that meets all of these standards. None. And I’ve been reading a lot of labels. Most of them really scary.

The search for this product began when I woke up and realized how important Omega 3s are to our horses (and to us as well). Omega 3s are essential for horses and Omega Horseshine contains more Omega 3s per serving than any other product. Not just for shining on the outside but for shining on the inside too. Omega 3s fight inflammation, they are essential for a healthy robust immune system, they can improve bone and joint health, restore cracked and brittle hooves and support strong solid hoof growth, they can eliminate sweet itch and bug-bite sores, they are recommended for horses with insulin resistance and Cushings, and can reduce symptoms of metabolic syndrome, all while promoting shiny, healthy coats and smoother skin texture! Our Stormy looks like she has been shellacked. Seriously. It’s the shiniest winter coat I’ve ever seen.

Every domestic horse on the planet needs Omega 3 supplementation because no one, horse or human, can manufacture their own Omega 3s. A horse in the wild will get his Omega 3 needs from the many varied kinds of fresh native grasses that have never been exposed to chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, and never been GMO’d. Domestic pastures virtually always come up short because they’ve been exposed to one or all of the above, and grass hay loses its Omega 3s when it is cut and dried, so the horse (like the human) needs Omega 3 supplementation. Try Horseshine and be your own judge.

If you are currently supplementing Omega 3 using another product, I encourage you to go read the label. I have for every major Omega 3 product out there. You will find no other brand using such a high quality flax. Many don’t even use pure flax, opting for a less expensive and less effective flax by-product like flax meal. And most other Omega 3 products will contain some combination of those added sugars or grains that turn into sugar once inside your horse, or hydrogenated vegetable oils, or soy, and/or artificial (chemical) preservatives.

The list of ingredients for a top-selling competing product begins, as prescribed by law, with the largest ingredient by volume: Maize distiller’s grains with solubles dehydrated which is a corn by-product. The second largest ingredient is flax meal, which as noted above is not pure flax but a less expensive and less effective by-product. In forth place this product also contains a partially hydrogenated vegetable fat (trans fat) and ends with BHT/BHA, a chemical preservative. Oh, and this comforting phrase, in big bold print: FOR ANIMAL USE ONLY.

I want to know who decided it was okay to feed horses, or any animal for that matter, something that a human shouldn’t eat? I don’t. And wouldn’t.

Dr. Mark DePaolo, DVM says, “Horses are not designed to eat sugars or carbohydrates. ALL grains, when digested, are processed and metabolized as sugar which is detrimental to your horse’s health and well-being.” Also these sugars load up your horse with high doses of unbalanced Omega 6, an inflammatory when not balanced properly with Omega 3.

And, according to Dr. DePaolo, “Soy is highly estrogenic and should never be fed to either sex of horses, especially those that are already suffering from any type of metabolic disorder like Hypothyroidism, Insulin Resistance or Cushing’s Syndrome. And 99.9% percent of soy included in human and horse food is genetically modified to be Round-Up Ready. Glyphosate, one of the active ingredients in Roundup, is the leading cause of leaky gut syndrome in horses. Leaky gut syndrome can cause food allergies, diarrhea, mal-absorption syndrome, colic and irritable bowel syndrome.

“Phytates in soy are also undesirable. They will bind to certain nutritional minerals in a horse’s diet and prevent them from being absorbed into the body. It is very common for a horse that is being fed soy to be lacking Iron, Manganese, Chromium, Cobalt and sometimes Selenium when tested utilizing horse hair analysis. These minerals are very important in the production of proteinaceous connective tissues such as tendon, ligament, joint cartilage, hoof and hair coat.”

Horseshine contains no hydrogenated vegetable fats or oils (trans fats), all of which put high levels of unbalanced Omega 6s into your horse which cause free-radicals and inflammation when not balanced properly with Omega 3s.

If it sounds like I have become a spokesperson for this company I have recently agreed to do just that. Because I’ve been blown away by Omega Fields and their products. It’s the first company I’ve ever met whose standards are as high or higher than my own. Thus, the first time I have ever agreed to do such a thing.

We are now using Omega Horseshine with all of our horses and Horseshine led me to Omega Nibblers-Low Sugar, which was really exciting because we train with treats and I always worried about the amount I was using and how much bad stuff I might be putting into our horses. But not anymore! In fact, 15 of these treats gives your horse enough Omega 3s to equal a maintenance serving of Horseshine.

No more guilt.

Ever!

Thank you Omega Fields. The people who seriously care about my horse’s health and happiness.” https://thesoulofahorse.com/why-omega-fields/the-good-stuff/

Are My Standards Too High?

“I was told my standards are too high. I was searching for a treat that is actually good for our horses. I’ve learned that when you dig deep enough, search long enough, and question loudly enough, you’ll discover the most amazing things. Like a treat that has no molasses, no soy, no corn, or other grains high in non-structural carbs, no hydrogenated fats or oils. Only good stuff, like loads of Omega 3s.” https://thesoulofahorse.com/blog/are-my-standards-too-high/