Omega 3 fatty acids have become a buzzword in the health and nutrition industry for many years now, crossing over into the horse industry with the same vigor. Feeding flax as a source of Omega 3’s to horses has been a known solution for improving skin & coat, but the quality and processing of that flax results in a wide range of results. Fortunately, Omega Horseshine® has been providing a reliable source of high quality flax for horses for over 30 years, with consistent results that continue to surprise horse owners every day.
Omega 3 Basics: Skin & Coat
Problems with sweet itch, dull coat, dry itchy skin, poor hoof growth, cracking/splitting hooves, allergies, etc. may be attributed to an Omega-3 deficiency in the horse’s body. The stabilized ground flax used in Omega Horseshine® is very high in Omega-3 essential fatty acids, as flax is the richest source of Omega-3 in the plant world.
Over 25 years ago, our company developed what is now proprietary stabilization technology to provides a stable, fortified flaxseed composition as a rich safe source of Omega-3 in the diet. Our stabilization process is all natural, nothing is added, no chemicals used, the ground flax is kosher certified. Here are a few testimonials from customers over the years!
“The most surprising result of feeding Ricci the flaxseed supplement was his coat. Just three weeks after incorporating it into his diet, he was body clipped. Being a black bay, he was normally a mousy brown after body clipping. Instead, this time, he presented a deep brown with black highlights and an amazingly shiny coat after I had removed his thick winter fur.
Both my trainer and I were impressed by the health of Ricci’s skin and coat. The transformation continued into the spring and summer months when he developed dapples for the first time ever. Despite eating a smaller amount of grain, he was still able to maintain his body condition and build a stronger topline with increased work over the summer months. Ricci also stayed dark and shiny, even when he was turned out in the sun; in previous years, he sunbleached quickly regardless of wearing a UV-protective flysheet.”
– Jennifer Roberts-Keating from The Cheshire Horse
“I’ve had my mare Remington on Omega Horseshine since I adopted her a year & a half ago. I have tried other supplements with past horses, and nothing even comes close to what you guys offer. I am constantly blown away with how shiny & healthy her coat is, and how strong her hooves are.”
“All my horse’s are on your product and are thriving because of it, thank you for developing such a good product. I have convinced many friends and all my clients have put their horses on it… I have been using Omega Horseshine for over 10 years and will never take my horses off of it. Thank you for this wonderful product.”
– Donna Wilke, of WilkeEquestrian
Omega Horseshine for Performance
Omega 3 is necessary for cell membrane integrity. Cell membrane integrity can be compromised by excess acidity at the cell levels and by too high levels of inflammatory fatty acids like Omega-6 from feeds and grains, and trans fats from senior feeds, and animal fat products. Inflammation is a common cause of pain and discomfort in all living things, especially for the joints of our hard working equine partners. Omega-3 is considered a powerful anti-inflammatory — so joint pain can be alleviated by supplementing with Omega Horseshine®. We hear so many stories about horses improving in areas of performance, whether due to a reduction in pain caused by inflammation or other benefit.
“We have had our Stallion, DTs Dual Turbo Cat on the Horseshine since a yearling. Turbo as we call him is a 5 yr old Sorrel stallion, out of a High Brow Cat Stud By a Smart Little Lena mare. With in his 1st year of running (as a 4 year old). Turbo qualified in just 2 runs for the IBRA (International Barrel Racing Association) Nationals Finals in Murfreesboro TN September 2018. He is currently on track to qualify for NBHA (National Barrel Horse Association) Worlds for 2019!
One of the best things we love about Horseshine is the fact the horses will lick it up right out of your hand! Never have had a picky eater turn their nose up!”
– Trisha Dommer, DT Performance Horses
“My show mare, Smart Lena Playboy (barn name Jackie Lovey), injured herself when she was 18 months old which resulted in minor arthritis in her shoulders. When I started to supplement her grain with Horseshine, within a week, I began to notice her movement was more fluid and her performance showed marked improvement.”
– Pamela Barker
“I had a horse w/ chronic inflammation in her back leg and front knee. Anything I tried didn’t work… Magnetic boots, DMSO, linaments, supps and then I took her off all the supps and added 4oz of Horseshine to her morning grain product and w/in 3 months the inflammation was gone!!! I could not be happier w/this product…”
“All horses are athletes in their own discipline. The soreness happens so often that it is always the first thing I look for when a horse is not performing as well as they should, whether its my own horse or a client’s. Keeping your horse in working shape along with the proper nutrition can help eliminate these nagging problems. I have noticed a big improvement in not only how my horses look but their overall athletic performance since I’ve been feeding Omega Fields Horseshine Complete.”
– John Samsill, read more >
Ground Flax to Prevent Sand Colic
The premium, stabilized, ground, fortified flax seed used in Omega Horseshine®, Omega Antioxidant and Omega Horseshine® COMPLETE contains a high mucilage (soluble fiber) content that swells and takes on a gel-like consistency, helping prevent sand colic and impaction. Flax mucilage traps and suspends sand, carrying it out. The flax also acts to buffer excess acid and aids in the stabilization and modulation of blood glucose. You can actually discontinue feeding psyllium if you supplement with Omega Horseshine® everyday!
“One of our horses, Shotgun, is a Welsh pony cross. He is in his mid to upper 20s. He was struggling a couple years ago with issues regarding sand in his gut. He had several mild colic episodes and the vet said that if we didn’t get it under control, we could lose him. So, I put him on Omega HorseShine and he never had any issues with sand again.”
– Becky VanDamme
“Being a military family, we move frequently and so does my horse. Transitioning from lush pastures in North Carolina to the sandy desert in Nevada I was able to rest easy knowing that he was on a consistent diet containing Omega Fields Omega Horseshine. I didn’t worry as much about the change in nutrients from pasture to hay nor the increase in chance of sand colic. He never skipped a beat and for the past three years while other horses at our boarding facility have colicked or needed additional sand clearing supplements he’s never had an issue. Horseshine has given me peace of mind knowing I’ve got a balanced Omega-3 supplement…”
– Danielle L. & Blue
“My horses will even eat Omega Horseshine alone without any feed mixed in, so it is definitely palatable. Believe it or not, sweet itch is no longer a problem, his feet look great, he keeps his weight on less feed, I don’t have to use any de-sanding products, and the uncontrollable proud flesh caused by an injury that happened in may 2007 on his left back heel is starting to shrink and I am able to debris it daily with out a topical. I started my 2 horses in September on 1 cup each, and it is the middle of October and I still have at least half a 20# bag left. Omega Horseshine lasts a long time. Thank you so much for making such a great product, with results beginning at 1 week. This is a product that every horse owner should at least try, but I can’t imagine anyone not being satisfied with the results.”
– Melissa J. Martin
Ready to get your horse on Omega Horseshine? Available in 4.5lb, 20lb, or 45lb bags. The powerful nutrients in Omega Horseshine® are locked in and guaranteed stable for 18 months with no signs of rancidity or loss of nutritional value. Still, it is always best if stored in a cool, dry place!