We wanted to share Katie Polley’s experience with Omega Horseshine COMPLETE! Here is her story, sent in November:
Although Omega Fields Horseshine Complete is somewhat new to me I am a customer for life. The results I have seen in such a short time are like nothing I have expletives with other products in the past. My husband and I do ALOT of research on products that give your horses what they need to keep them healthy, sound and looking their best.
In a world filled with captivating stories of heroism and inspiration, there’s a tale that stands out for its sheer magic—literally! Meet Magic, the remarkable miniature therapy horse whose journey to stardom is nothing short of enchanting. At Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses, Magic isn’t just a beloved member of the team; she’s also a sworn-in police officer, a movie star, and a symbol of hope and healing. Her story is an extraordinary testament to the incredible impact these gentle creatures can have on our lives.
In February of last year, an extraordinary rescue took place by the rescue organization 3 Sisters Equine Refuge. Valore, a yearling filly, was saved from a kill sale, but her condition was dire. Alongside another yearling, who was assumed to be her sibling, both were severely malnourished, dehydrated, infested with ticks, and suffering from acute selenium deficiencies. Tragedy struck when the other colt didn’t survive despite intensive care at Bend Equine Hospital, and Valore was given less than a 5% chance of making it. Valore was on the brink of death.
In the world of animal nutrition, Omega-3 fatty acids have gained quite the reputation for their health benefits. From horses to dogs and even chickens, these essential nutrients play a crucial role in maintaining overall well-being. However, with information floating around, misconceptions can easily take root. Today, we’re here to debunk some of the most common misconceptions about Omega-3 fatty acids for animals and shed light on their true importance.
For 17 years, Boomer has been a treasured companion, and his stunning black coat has always been a point of pride for his owner, Jenn. However, maintaining that deep, rich color for barrel photos proved to be a constant struggle. After trying numerous tricks and products with varying degrees of success, the owner was on the hunt for a solution that would not only darken Boomer’s coat but also provide additional benefits. It wasn’t until they discovered Omega Horseshine that their quest for a vibrant coat finally ended in success.
Russelle and their family share a long-standing connection with Cisco, a beloved member of their household. Cisco, a 22-year-old Quarter Horse registered as One Skippin Bandit, holds a significant place in their hearts. The journey with Cisco began in November 2005 when Russelle purchased him for their oldest daughter, Ashlee, who was 9 years old at the time. From there, a beautiful bond grew between Ashlee and Cisco, marked by milestones and memorable moments. As Ashlee became an excellent rider under Cisco’s guidance, they dabbled in western riding before switching to hunt seat and ending their showing career with jumping. Cisco’s journey continued with Russelle’s second daughter, Ciara, taking over the reins and caring for him while Ashlee pursued her college education.
Sarcoids are the most common tumors seen on our equine companions. While they are non-malignant, they do grow and often will spread and multiply locally. Depending on location, these can interfere with tack and vary in level of irritation. We’re going to share the journey that a user of Omega Horseshine went through with her horse, which concludes with the elimination of a nasty sarcoid with only a change in nutrition.
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients for horses that play a crucial role in maintaining their overall health and wellbeing. As herbivores, horses rely on forage to provide them with the necessary omega-3s, which are found mainly in grasses and other plants. Unfortunately, many modern horse diets are low in omega-3s due to the use of processed feeds and lack of access to fresh pasture. Let’s explore why omega-3s are important for horses and how you can ensure your horse is getting enough of these essential nutrients.
The Benefits of Omega-3s for Horses
Omega-3 supplementation in horses can offer a variety of benefits to their overall health and wellbeing. One of the primary advantages is its ability to reduce inflammation, which is particularly beneficial for horses with conditions such as arthritis or joint pain. Omega-3 fatty acids can also support healthy skin and coat, reduce the risk of colic and ulcers, and improve reproductive health. Additionally, studies have suggested that omega-3 supplementation may enhance athletic performance by improving muscle function and reducing muscle damage. Overall, incorporating omega-3 supplements into a horse’s diet can have a positive impact on their health and may lead to improved performance and longevity.
In addition, omega-3s are important for pregnant and nursing mares, as they can help support fetal development and milk production. Foals also benefit from omega-3s, as they are essential for proper brain and eye development. Omega-3 has been shown to improve memory and learning in foals.
Symptoms of an Omega-3 Deficient Horse
When a horse is deficient in omega-3s, they may experience a range of health issues. For instance, they may have poor coat and skin health, as well as reduced immune function and increased inflammation. Additionally, horses may experience joint problems, as omega-3s play a role in maintaining joint health and mobility. Horses that are deficient in omega-3s may also have difficulty reproducing, and may be more susceptible to developing ulcers and other digestive issues. Overall, omega-3s play a crucial role in maintaining the health and wellbeing of horses, and a deficiency can have negative consequences on a horse’s health and performance.
How to Ensure Your Horse is Getting Enough Omega-3s
The best way to ensure your horse is getting enough omega-3s is to provide them with a balanced diet that includes plenty of fresh pasture or hay. However, if your horse does not have access to fresh pasture or if their diet is lacking in omega-3s, you may want to consider adding a supplement such as Omega Horseshine® to their feed.
Omega Horseshine® is a natural, flax-based supplement made from stabilized flaxseed, which is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. It can be easily added to your horse’s feed and is safe for horses of all ages and breeds. Omega Fields provides the best stabilized ground flax that is stabilized using Pure Glean stabilizing technology, guaranteed shelf stable for a MINIMUM of one year (many have an 18 month shelf life) under ambient storage conditions – no refrigeration or special packaging required!
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for maintaining the health and wellbeing of horses. By ensuring your horse is getting enough omega-3s in their diet, you can help reduce the risk of inflammatory conditions and support overall health. If your horse’s diet is lacking in omega-3s, consider adding a natural supplement such as Omega Horseshine to help ensure they are getting the nutrients they need to thrive.
Of all the horses we’ve had the privilege to ride, there are always a select few who capture our hearts in a way that’s hard to explain. These “heart horses” are more than just animals we ride – they’re our partners, our friends, and our confidants. They’re the ones who teach us the most about ourselves, who push us to be better riders and better people.
In this blog post, we’re excited to share the stories of several of our customers and their heart horses. From the bond between a young rider and green horse, to the partnership between a seasoned equestrian and her homebred mare, each of these stories highlights the unique and special connection we share with our horses. We hope these stories inspire you to reflect on your own heart horses and the ways they’ve impacted your life. If you missed Part 1, you can take a look at that here!
This is my love, 27 year old paso fino Don Diego. He’s been with me for 24 years. He is retired now but was a hot horse that needed an advanced rider which I was not. Even though many people told me to sell him, I couldn’t because I loved him and so I learned how to really ride. This boy taught me so much and I am proud to say that he is living a great retirement at home with me. I’m grateful every morning when I hear his nickers.
– Amy Nelson
This is Johnny Cash. He is an amazing Quarter horse who loves his Horse Shine Complete and any cookies he can get! I’ve had him for seven years and he is my heart horse. He loves attention and I love to give him attention.
My heart horse is an amazing baby. She will be a young 6 in July. She is one one of my homebreds that I bred for my 63 year old self. I have had my hands on her since the day she was born. She has a little spice, but she is so special in every way. She is our sentry on the property. She loves to work with me even showing me she wants to do liberty dancing with me. She protects me from other animals (which can be a bit of a problem at home … LOL LOL). She trusts me and works hard for me even as a green baby (less than 2 years of riding her, and we event). She is a MAJOR horse of a lifetime. I love this horse like no other. She is an eye catcher when I go places with her, and she does love people. Her curiosity and intelligence just glows. Other horses with more miles under their belt fall right in behind her. She has taught horses with more experience to go through water and more. And BTW … she LOVES her stabilized ground flaxseed she gets from Omega Fields!!!!
– Fran-os RD
Mickey came to me 23 years ago. She was lame in both hocks and 200 pounds under weight. She had no name and no papers but she is no doubt 100% Foundation Quarter Horse. It was very obvious she had been abused and didn’t trust people. Soon after becoming a part of my life she was diagnosed with EPM. Round number two of saving her life. All the while she was helping me through a divorce and bankruptcy. We were meant to be life partners. She knows me better than I know myself sometimes. As I also know every thought she has. We’ve logged many miles together. Rode in many parades. Ran many barrel patterns. Her blaze looks exactly like The Cat in the Hat! She’s my life. She’s my heart. She will be 31 this year. And still the boss of the herd. I named her Mickey and had no idea when I did that Mickey was my deceased mom’s nickname in high school. Yep, she is my heart.
-Focus Art on FB
This was taken the summer before I had to put her down, she was 33 in this picture and I got her when she was 5 and I was 16. We had a lot of fun adventures; trail riding, speed events, cattle….you name it and she was willing to try it! She wasn’t registered or fancy broke but that didn’t stop us from having all the fun! Unfortunately the affects of EPM finally got to her and I couldn’t watch her slowly deteriorate. There will never be another one like her!
– Tiffany Dowdy Bell
Heart Treats for Your Heart Horse
Show your love with our heart shaped treats! Made from the same top quality flax that you’ll find in Omega Horseshine, Omega Nibblers can be fed as a treat or as an alternative to Horseshine. Flax is packed with omega-3s, which are essential nutrients for your horse. Our products are designed to support the health and well-being of your animals, using only the best ingredients to ensure they get the nutrients they need.