- RESTORE cracked brittle horse hooves and develops strong solid hoof growth
- PROMOTE shiny, healthy coat, and smoother skin texture
- ALLEVIATE stiff, immobile joints
- SOOTHE aching muscles and shortens recovery time
- STRENGTHEN immune system
- ELIMINATE sweet itch and bug bite sores
- NON-GMO - NATURAL horse supplement without artificial preservatives
- ALTERNATIVE for pysllium which prevents sand colic in horses
- BENEFIT pregnant mares as a source of Omega-3 essential fatty acids for the growing foal
- RECOMMENDED for Insulin Resistance and Cushings
The premium Omega-3 supplement made with stabilized, ground, whole flaxseed. Omega Horseshine® is a powerful bountiful source of stable milled flax, rich in Omega-3!
The Omega-3 stabilized ground flax seed supplement for horses - made with stabilized and freshly milled flax - to help maintain a shiny healthy coat, strong solid hooves, and top performance - for horses in all life stages. Omega Fields provides the best stabilized ground flax that is stabilized using proprietary flax stabilizing technology. Dry scaly itchy skin, joint pain/inflammation, poor hoof growth, allergies, pregnancy*, etc. may indicate a deficiency of Omega-3 essential fatty acids in the diet. To overcome these deficiencies the horse may need to get an increased serving size (up to 2 to 3 cups) of Omega Horseshine® every day, short term.
*Pregnancy is a condition associated with Omega-3 deficiency because of the foal’s fast-growing brain, eye, and organ cell use up all available Omega-3s from the mare.
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 propietary 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!
Omega Horseshine® is also a nutritious alternative for pysllium husks to help prevent sand colic. Omega Horseshine® contains a high mucilage (soluble fiber) content that swells and takes a gel-like consistency, flax mucilage traps and suspends sand, carrying it out of the GI tract. Omega Horseshine® acts to buffer excess acid and aids in the stabilization and modulation of blood glucose.
If your horse were out on pasture with all natural grasses and plants of your region, they would naturally be supplementing their diet with Omega-3 –with plants high in Omega-3, such as purslane. Unfortunately this isn’t the case, and if you are lucky enough to have pasture for your horse – it is not natural grassland. It is necessary to supplement your horses’ diet with Omega Horseshine® - Omega-3 rich ground stabilized flaxseed.
One of the most common concerns among horse owners is how they can improve their horse’s hair coat to appear sleek and shiny. Many people already have a basic understanding that supplementing flaxseed in their horse’s diet improves hair coat quality and appearance by providing essential fatty acids (omega-3 and omega-6) or EFAs. But what many people don’t know are the benefits that flaxseed provides in addition to making the hair coat show quality.
Spring provides horses a chance to shed their winter hair coat, eat green grass, and bask in the sun, but many times it also means pesky insects, inevitably resulting in pruritus or itchy skin. Perhaps one of the most common causes of pruritus, are Culicoides insects, commonly known as midges, and what’s often referred to as ‘sweet itch’ (1). These insects cause a type-I hypersensitivity reaction, which would be a similar reaction a human experiences after exposure to poison ivy. Pruritus causes extreme discomfort and in some cases may result in horses causing self-mutilation while trying to alleviate discomfort.
There is evidence that supplementing EFAs help prevent and treat pruritus, whether it be caused by Culicoides or another ailment that results in seasonal pruritus. EFAs work at the cellular level by targeting the inflammation associated with dermatitis. When a type-1 hypersensitivity reaction occurs it is the body’s overreaction to a foreign stimulus. Flaxseed is one of the highest natural vegetable sources containing EFAs which ultimately shutdown the inflammatory cascade and reduce the severity of the skin’s reaction. In other words, flaxseed enables immunosuppression and thereby reducing the pruritus that results from insect exposure (2).
The benefits of flaxseed supplementation is still being researched, however there is enough evidence that flaxseed supplementation should be considered for more than hair coat health. Although Culicoides are not as common or considered a problem in small animals, the same concept may be carried over to dogs and cats with atopic dermatitis, a skin reaction most often associated with fleas.
1. Clarke A, McKee S, O’Neill W. Flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum) supplementation associated with reduced skin test lesional area in horses with Culicoides hypersensitivity. Can I Vet Res 2002; 66 (4): 272-277.
2. Cunnane SC, Ganguli S, Menard C, et al. High alpha-linolenic acid flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum): some nutritional properties in humans. Br J Nutr 1993; 69:443–453.
FOR COMPLETE STUDY and REFERENCES >>>> http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC227015/
SPECIAL NOTE FOR METABOLICALLY CHALLENGED HORSES:
Omega Horseshine® is recommended as an effective Omega-3 supplement for Cushings and IR horses. Omega Horseshine®, has a very low 4.4% NSC value (as sampled basis) coming from 0.6% Starch and 3.8% Sugar and is recommended as a safe source of essential Omega-3 for IR/Cushings horses. It is true that the Omega 3 in flax substitutes for what a horse on a dry lot is missing in not being on pasture. Please see more information below.
Many equine natural-nutrition experts recommend horses should eat fats in amounts and types that mimic their ancestral diet. The natural equine diet of fresh grasses is extremely low in fat, with the naturally occurring fat predominantly Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acid. The Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acid levels in fresh grasses are at 4:1 (Omega-3 to Omega-6). Ground flax seed has Omega-3 and Omega-6 levels that are the closest to fresh grasses. The Omega-3 and Omega-6 levels in flax seed run at least 4:1, often even higher.
Omega Horseshine® contains 30% crude fat and has a 39% Carbohydrate level with a NSC level of 4.4% (Starch 0.6% and Sugar 3.8%). It is one of the safest and most natural ways to supplement the healthy Omega-3 fat in animals -- which provides side "benefits" of beautiful bloom, soft smooth skin, strong solid hoof growth, prevention of inflammatory problems from bug bites/allergies, relief from arthritic pain, sufficient Omega-3 for pregnant mares and it is safe for your metabolically challenged horses.
We also would like to recommend that you visit one of the most relevant and interesting sources of information on the web concerning effective treatment for Cushings and Insulin Resistant (IR) horses -- Dr. Kellon, world renowned and respected equine veterinarian, researcher, and acclaimed author. When you join the group (no cost or obligation), you will be able to access their tremendous files section. It holds a plethora of information. http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/EquineCushings
Following is an abstract from recent research suggesting an improvement in IR's insulin sensitivity and a significant decrease in levels of inflammatory markers as well (arthritis relief), with Omega-3 fats:
Ren Fail. 2007;29(3):321-9
Effects of N-3 PUFAs supplementation on insulin resistance and inflammatory biomarkers in hemodialysis patients.
Rasic-Milutinovic Z, Perunicic G, Pljesa S, Gluvic Z, Sobajic S, Djuric I, Ristic D. Department of Endocrinology, University Hospital Zemun/Belgrade, Serbia.
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: It was suggested that polyunsaturated n-3 fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) could improve insulin sensitivity and have an anti-inflammatory effects in overall population. This study investigates a possible effect of n-3 PUFAs supplementation on the insulin sensitivity and some inflammatory markers; hence, patients with chronic renal failure (CRF) on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) are presented with insulin resistance. METHODS: This study explored the ratio between red blood cells (RBC) phospholipid long chain fatty acids (LC FAs) and components of metabolic syndrome (MeS) in 35 patients (mean age 54.50 +/- 11.99 years) with CRF on MHD. Furthermore, the effects of omega-3 FA eight-week's supplementation (EPA+DHA, 2.4 g/d) on the MeS features and inflammatory markers TNF-alpha, IL 6, and hsCRP were examined. RESULTS: Supplementation increased EPA and DHA levels in RBCs (p = 0.009 for EPA and p = 0.002 for DHA). Total n-6 PUFAs: n-3 PUFAs ratio tended to be lower after supplementation (p = 0.31), but not significantly. Data revealed a significant decrease of saturated FAs (SFA) (p = 0.01) as well as total SFA: n-3 PUFAs ratio during the treatment (p = 0.04). The values of serum insulin and calculated IR index-IR HOMA were reduced after supplementation (p = 0.001 for both). There was a significant decrease in the levels of all inflammatory markers (p = 0.01 for TNF alpha, p = 0.001 for IL 6, p = 0.001 for hsCRP, and p = 0.01 for ferritin). In ultivariate regression analysis, only the changes in n-6 PUFAs: n-3 PUFAs ratio independently contributed to 40% of the variance in IR HOMA. The impact of changes in PUFAs level in RBCs membrane phospholipid fatty acids on inflammation markers was also registered. The changes in n-6: n-3 PUFAs ratio independently contributed to 18% of the variance in TNF alpha. CONCLUSION: It was concluded that the EPA and DHA moderate dose administration in the patients with CRF on MHD had a beneficial effect on insulin resistance decrease. The anti-inflammatory effects of the supplemented PUFAs were presented as well.
Check out this great article -- benefits of supplementing with flaxseed to help with Sweet Itch in Horses. By Wendy Pearson, PhD (CR of Veterinary Toxicology) http://www.horsejournals.com/horse-care/alternative-therapies/sweet-itch-flaxseed-can-help
Stabilized Ground Flax Seed, Yeast Culture (Diamond V Yeast), Ground Oats, Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Copper Sulfate, Folic Acid, Niacinamide, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Biotin, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Riboflavin and Thiamine.
Crude Protein, % Min. 20.0
Arginine, %Min. 1.65
Leucine, % Min. 1.13
Isoleucine, % Min. 0.99
Valine, % Min. 0.95
Lysine, % Min. 0.81
Phenylalanine, % Min. 0.80
Threonine, % Min. 0.67
Histidine, % Min. 0.38
Methionine, % Min. 0.34
Tryptophan, % Min. 0.29
Crude Fat, % Min. 35.0
Crude Fiber, % Max. 15.0
Calcium, % Min. 0.50
Calcium, % Max. 0.55
Phosphorus, % Min. 0.59
Magnesium, % Min. 0.35
Potassium, % Min. 0.74
Potassium, % Max. 0.76
Copper, ppm Min. 77.0
Selenium, ppm Min. 1.90
Zinc, ppm Min. 360.0
Manganese, ppm Min. 126.0
Sugar, % Max. 3.8
Starch, % Max. 0.6
Omega-3 Fatty Acids % Min. 18.5
Omega-6 Fatty Acids % Min. 6.0
Omega-9 Fatty Acids % Min. 6.0
84,000mg of Omega-3 per pound
27,000mg of Omega-6 per pound
26,000mg of Omega-9 per pound
Carbohydrates, % Min. 38.9
NSC (Non Structural Carbohydrate), 4.4%
Sugar, 3.8 %
Starch, 0.6 %
(NSC "As Fed" Laboratory Results per Dairy One, Inc.)
Digestible Energy = 2,121.81 Kcal/lb.
Metabolizable Energy = 1,958.14 Kcal/lb.
Omega Horseshine: One cup serving
Digestible Energy = 530 Kcal
Metabolizable Energy = 489 Kcal
310 mg of Diamond V Yeast in 1 cup serving (100 gr).
Feed 1/2 to 1 standard measuring cup daily, top dressed over feed for 1000 lb. to 2000 lb. horse (adjust amount proportionally up or down per weight of horse; i.e. 1/4 to 1/2 cup for 500 lb. to 700 lb. horse and 1 1/2 to 2 cup for a 1500 to 2000 lb. horse).
Recommended feeding directions for Active or Performance horse is 1 cup to 3 cups per day year round dependent on weight of horse.
Start gradually to suggested minimum daily serving.
Recommended short term upload when addressing skin, coat, hoof, & joint problems- adjusted amount is 1 cup to 3 cups daily for 1000 lb. to 2000 lb horse (adjust upload amount proportionally up or down per weight of horse). Continue upload amount suggested until proboem is alleviated.
The stabilized, ground, fortified flax seed used in Omega Horseshine® utilizes proprietary stabilization technology. 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. Best if stored in a cool, dry place.
Available in 4.5 lb. (2.04 kg) bags - approximately one-month supply, 20 lb. (9.07kg) bags – approximately 100 daily servings, and 50 lb. (22.68kg) bags – approximately 250 daily servings.
Omega Horseshine® named “Product of the Year” and “Best in Nutrition” by HORSE JOURNAL™
"For an unbeatable combination of price and quality, we like...Omega Horseshine®. At only about one tenth the price of competing products...you can't go wrong." - The Horse Journal™
Horse Journal™ Guide to Equine Supplements and Nutraceuticals “Our first pick – most concentrated source of Omega-3” and “Recommended immune-boosting product”
Recommended by John Lyons' Perfect Horse™
"For any hay-based diet...for both an antioxidant boost and good levels of the missing essential fatty acids, we recommend...Omega Horseshine®." - John Lyons' Perfect Horse™
Recommended by: Eleanor Kellon, VMD, Equine Nutritional Solutions, co-owner and veterinary advisor Equine Cushings and Insulin Resistance Yahoo Group http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/EquineCushings
"4 to 6 oz. Omega Horseshine® daily provides essential fatty acids for IR horses. At 4:1 Omega-3 to Omega-6, stabilized ground flax is the closest to fresh live grasses, often not allowed in the diet. Soluble fiber, lignans, and 25% or so protein are a plus too." - Dr. Eleanor Kellon
Linda Parelli on Omega Fields
"Parelli’s relationship with Omega Fields is very exciting. My horses are known for how healthy they are and how great they always look, and knowing that Omega Horseshine® will enhance what I've already got going is very exciting. I look forward to sharing this with our students and customers.
I often get asked what I feed, but it's quite complex to explain, and nutritional advice is not my expertise! Omega Fields produces top-of-the-line nutritional products, and they stand behind their quality and nutritional effectiveness. I usually don't use any commercial nutritional product, preferring to do it myself with oils and kelp and minerals. This is a first for me, and it’s a decision I did not make lightly. In fact, my horses were a big part of the decision making!
I'm excited to be using Omega Horseshine® with my horses. I've always believed in the benefits of flaxseed oil, but now it's easier than ever to feed them this nutritious supplement and offer the extra benefit of the whole seed, not just the oil. The addition of yeast is also a great boost; again, I don't have to feed this separately now. My horses love Omega Horseshine® and continue to shine on, from the inside out.
I look forward to a mutually beneficial, long-lasting relationship between us. Certainly our philosophy is the same: to help the world become a better place for horses, theirs through nutrition and ours through educating horse lovers in natural, psychology-based horsemanship training."
Omega Fields is a gold level sponsor of the ECIR NO Laminitis! Conference. Please visit their link http://www.nolaminitis.org/home for more information about the conference and ECIR.
"Strong hooves, great coat and energy"
I enjoy feeding our bay Morgan Stallion Omega Horseshine. Strong hooves, great coat and energy.
"I can see the difference in their hooves"
I have been giving Horseshine to my horses for about a year now and I can see the difference in their hooves. Before Horseshine they would crack and peel and now they look much much better! Their coats are beautiful and shiny too! I will definitely continue to give them this product!
" My horses are super shiny and have dapples even in winter"
I have been using Omega horseshine for around 8 years. My horses are super shiny and have dapples even in winter with their wooly coats, they are a little bit dirty. Their hooves are super strong, no cracks, chips , flaking, and their shoes always stay on. I feed 1/3 cup daily mixed in with their beet pulp mash. I also use it in the horse cookies I bake for them, double flax love!! Thank you so much for making such a great product available.
" Her coat always shines in summer and winter"
I supplement Honey, TWH mare, with Omega Horseshine and she receives many compliments on how she shines and how good she looks. Her coat always shines in summer and winter. She is 12 years old and has been on Horseshine since she was purchased at 9 1/2 months. Really a good product.
"Their coats look so wonderful and healthy"
I buy the Omega Horseshine and feed it to my 3 Friesian's and my draft cross. Their coats look so wonderful and healthy.
I used to feed another omega product in liquid form and I never got the results that the horse shine gives. I love it!!!
"Omega Horseshine is the best supplement"
Omega Horseshine is the best supplement. I have all of my horses on it – my mares in foal, my stallion, my filly and of course my clients horses. It is an amazing supplement and makes them SHINE!
Thank you, Courtney
"Extra Support for Hoof Strength, Joint Support, and that Glossy Coat"
I started using Omega Horseshine 2 years ago after receiving a coupon at the Moab Canyons Endurance Ride. I felt my horse could use the extra support for hoof strength, joint support, wanted that glossy coat and with all the work he does he needs the extra fat and Omega 3's. I also like that it is a non GMO product. Alyzaar is a straight Egyptian Arab, 10 years old. This is his 4th season of competition. So far this year he had completed 910 AERC miles, 760 of those miles were on Pioneer rides. The attached picture is day 2 of the Grand Canyon XP Ride. Alyzaar was one of three horses to complete all 5 days 250 miles.
"Omega Horseshine has really filled a missing component in their diets"
My mare is in the foreground and her son is behind. They've been on Omega Horseshine about a year now, they were getting Smartpak's platinum equivalent until they discontinued it but they didn't do nearly as well on that as on your product.
My mare is 22 and retired, she had pigeon fever several years ago and she never quite dappled up the same afterwards, until I started her on your product. She is also prone to being VERY itchy all over and that has improved significantly since I switched her to your product as well. Her son, 7, is my primary riding horse now. In the past year, he has really filled out and his muscles have finally caught up with his body enough to do the increasingly demanding dressage work I've been asking of him. I think the Omega Horseshine has really filled a missing component in their diets, and I'm thinking of trying them on Omega Grande soon. :)
"Horseshine Really Brought Out His Dapples"
Thunder is looking good his coat looks good and has a shine to him. He did look nice in summer but the horseshine really brought out his dapples.
"Condition Has Improved Substantially"
We have 14 year old Paso Fino gelding that developed Equine Metabolic Syndrome three years ago. He has bouts with lameness that we've treated with thyroid medication with limited success. After his last case of severe lameness the thyroid medication was loosing its effectiveness. We decided to give Omega Horseshine a try. After 60 days on Horseshine his condition has improved substantially. We've been able to ride him again. He is not 100% but we see continued improvement in his condition and hope a year down the road we'll see a new hoof wall growth because of the Horseshine.
"Love The Results"
Hi, I use the Omega Horseshine for my horses and Love the results! In October I started my Gypsy Vanner and Orlov-Rostopchin on Omega Horseshine and the hair/hoof growth has been amazing! My dogs even look better just from cleaning up the grain dishes! Thank You for making such a great product! P.S. I do own all rights to the pictures.
"Proof It Works Great For My Old Guy"
Here is the photo of my 20 year old gelding taken today after a good bath. He has a boo boo down his side, but he still looks fabulous. I love showing off his shine. Thank you for such a great product. I tried to cut his dose in half this summer and had trouble controlling rain rot on this back legs. I switched him back to a regular dose and it cleared up right away without changing anything else. Proof it works great for my old guy.
"Coat Has Changed Dramatically!"
Hi! I just wanted to share some results from using your product! I have a black Friesian Sport Horse mare who lives out 24/7. She was SO bleached from the sun that she looked dull and light bay! After only 2 weeks, her coat condition has changed dramatically! I know the second photo isn't the best, but wow!! She is approximately 1350 lbs and 16 hands.
"Swear By Omega Horseshine"
I SWEAR by Omega Horseshine. My American Mustang Lyric just glows. This is without any gloss just a quick brush. Can you believe she was wild 1 year ago? Here is my Palomino, Prince, 4 months on Omega horseshine!
"Supplement Helped So Much and He Looks Brand New!!"
This is my horse Benjie. We started giving him Omega Horseshine to help with his blanket rubs and dull coat in February. The picture on the right is of him now, this supplement helped so much and he looks brand new!! I love your product & my other horse loves your Omega Nibblers :)
Thanks again for such a great product. Here is a picture of my mare, Kelly. I body clipped her in February, and I am just so pleased with the way her coat still shines! Even with her winter hair she was still silky and shiny! Her hooves stay strong and solid as well !
"Took It With Me To Denmark To The World Championships"
I have been using Omega Horseshine for many years -- I even took it with me to Denmark to the World Championships in 2007. I like the way my horses' feet and coats look and the way it helps control inflammation.
We recently moved to the sandy terrain of SC, where sand colic is a danger. I great bonus of the Omega Horseshine is as a psyllium substitute, to guard against sand colic. That makes it an even more important part of my program and I feed it daily to all horses in my charge.
I bought Stella in 2012 and she is fantastic!! At one point previously she was a rescue, and being a thoroughbred she tends to be a more difficult keeper. I started feeding her the biscuits, fir treat time, and seeing she loved them and I saw improvements in her coat and hoof structure over time, I added the supplement and wow! When she shed out last spring I was amazed by her appearance and just a different sort of carriage. Will definitely be feeding her this on a regular basis.
Faithful Customer Since 2005
The proof is in the coat. Liver Chestnut runs a close second to black when it comes to looking good and keeping a deep rich shinny color. Omega Horseshine not only brought out the deep color, but added dapples to boot!! Faithful customer since 2005.
"Dappled and Shine and Super Healthy"
I love using Omega Horseshine. Our horses are dappled and shiny and super healthy. It can't get any easier to feed, and they love the taste! Danae one of our Friesian mares, also loves the Palomino on the sign. She couldn't get enough of him during a demonstration in Lexington!
I've been using Omega Fields Horse Shine on my Icelandic Horses for three years now. It is THE ONLY supplement I've ever used that can keep the massive amount of mane and coat that is the Icelandics totally healthy and shiny. Their skin is soft and velvety. Horse Shine ended that summer itchy spell and solved my dry ears issues. Thank you Omega Fields.
"Difference Is Amazing!"
My horse Wickles loves his Omega Fields Horseshine! He looked fair before, but now his coat is glowing! The difference is amazing! He is usually picky about supplements, but he will eat every last bit of the Horseshine! Now he looks and feels great, thank you Omega Fields!
"World of Difference"
We started using Horse shine on my daughter's 8 yr mare, (Bailey) sorrel, quarter horse last fall and we LOVE it. First picture is before. Second pic is from today straight out of the pasture hadn't even been brushed/groomed. It has made a world of difference. The pictures speak for themselves.
"Using Omega Horseshine For Ivory Pal Since 2004"
I have been using Omega Horseshine for Ivory Pal since 2004. As you can see from his pictures and videos on his Facebook page Ivory Pal remains as healthy as ever, with a golden shinny coat, and strong bare hooves, muscle tone, and immune system attributed to him being on Omega Horseshine for the last 10 years. In addition, all of my other three horses are on Omega Horseshine and show the same amazing results as Ivory Pal. For a happy, healthy, strong, and shinny horse, Omega Horseshine can't be beat in results and price affordability. It is the best supplment your horse can be on!
"Healthy and Beautiful"
That’s Peppy on the left and Sky on the right—AKA Grinder’s Royal Peppy and Montana Sky! I just want to thank you again for your wonderful products and excellent service. It’s always a pleasure doing business with you, and more importantly, your products help keep Peppy and Sky healthy and beautiful! Many, many thanks!
"Wonders For His Coat"
I got Le Tricheur off the track shortly after his last race on Memorial Day last year. Was wore out, mentally and physically so I gave him several months to rest and rehabilitate. It took time, but he's come a long way. The past month he's been on Omega Horseshine which did wonders for his coat. He still shines even after rolling in the dirt.
The photo I posted was my daughter, Brittany Kuntz (On the Mark Eventing), and her horse Heat Inndex. My daughter and her horse are up and coming USEA Area II Young Rider team heading for their first CCI* and trying very hard to qualify for the NAJYRC! We have had him for 1 ½ years. Before we learned about Omega Fields Horseshine, I bought and mixed all my own herbs and other ingredients. I used ground flax, powdered rose hip, powdered kelp, garlic, psyllium husk and dried raspberry leaves. He was healthy but wasn’t gaining weight and not as shiny. I bought my first bag of Horseshine at the Upper Marlboro, MD Parelli Tour last October. In December, we body clipped for Brittany’s trip with Dex to Florida. He was so shiny! Most horses I see who get body clipped are very dull. This show season he is wash and go! We never have to put any other products on him. He just shines! He has gained weight and topline. The transformation photo is last year and a couple weeks ago. He just looks amazing!
Testimonial From Monty Robert's Wife - Pat Roberts
That it is the fastest turnaround I've ever watched in a horse that arrived in poor condition and looks so good already today. Cadillac's weight today is #1,087 which is a net weight gain of #149 since October 14, 2014 when he started on the Omega program. If you look back at the photos first taken there is a 100% improvement. I will re-send the original photos if you need. Note we will need more Omega asap to keep this horse on a program that is working superbly! I can't believe how fast he turned around the minute we put him on the Omega product. His eyes are clearer, his coat is shinier, but most of all he appears happy once again. Thank you Omega!
"SureGut & Horseshine For My Show Horses"
The products i like the best is SureGut and Horseshine for my show horses. My dog loves the wafers great shine and coats look healthy!!! Hoofs are stronger too. I used the flax and my hair is soft! I would recommend any product from you 100%!!!!
Thanks for all you do! Sending a pick of my new show horse. Her coat is amazing now!
"After Lots of Research I Found Omega Fields"
I have a 29 year old quarter horse named Damon. I adopted him in October 2013 and at the time he wasn't in great condition. Over the course of a year he lost 4 teeth and had a bad bout of gastric ulcers so I had a hard time putting and keeping weight on. I read that oil in a horses diet helps in different ways but it was hard to dispense. After lots of research I found Omega Fields Omega Horseshine and read about all the benefits it had. The right balance of Omga-3 to Omega-6, the grain texture was so much easier to work with and it was also much more economical. The SureGut has also been a great find. He has been on a pro-biotic since I got him but I feel better knowing that this is a good balance and will better help to prevent further ulcers. Thank You Omega Fields!
"Stays Black In The Sun"
I have used Omega Horseshine for years. Love this product my black draft stays black in the Florida sun and such a soft coat and great feet. ~
"Would Never Forego Horseshine"
I have been giving all my horses Omega Horseshine for several years. I am very fussy about what they eat especially their hay, but generally speaking, am not a big proponent of supplemental feeds. In fact, I think a lot of other people overdo that. However, I would never forego Horseshine. As far as I am concerned it is an essential part of my horses’ diet. They all have lustrous coats and get compliments all the time.
"Can't Say Enough About the Value"
So sorry I don't have before and after pics. Last year I used your flax on four very different horses, and it was wondrous. Hooves, coats...everything incredibly and visibly improved! (Farrier concurred!) I can't say enough about the value of ground flax for horses. I've tried lots of other supplements and not seen the visible difference. I'm ordering again today for my 12 year old Lusitano...if they look that good on the outside...its got to be better on the inside too! So thank you for a great product.
This Quarter Horse mare was being maintained on a grass hay only diet prior to coming into my care. On 10/04/14, I gradually started adding Omega Horseshine to her new diet of soaked alfalfa pellets, free choice grass hay and pasture. As you can see in the after photos, taken a little over a month later, a daily diet of 4 oz of Omega Horseshine, 6 lbs of alfalfa pellets, free choice grass hay and pasture has lead to some remarkable improvements in her overall health and coat condition. I have no doubt some of the the improvements seen were a result of adding Omega Horseshine to her diet and will continue to do so as long as she is under my care.
Better Than the Competition
I wanted to share a photo top is before I started feeding omega horseshine. Bottom photo is three months later after half a cup every day. I feed all my horses this but this was a new horse that I just bought my daughter. I had contemplating switching brands tractor supply has another brand which is comparable to yours And is much cheaper but I'm really satisfied with the difference I see in my horses with your product.
"Huge Change in His Overall Appearance!"
Keeper was starting on Horseshine when he arrived at STSS mid-February 2014 and we've seen a huge change in his overall appearance! The after picture was taken only 3 months on Horseshine!
Here is what Keeper's owner has to say-
"Here is a pic of before and after on Omega Horseshine...look at how my horse has changed from October 2013 to June 2014! His top line and coat is amazing now!!! He looks so good now!"
Lasts A Long Time
I just wanted to send over a picture and quick testimonial for Omega Horseshine! I love this product! I’ve been giving it to Rydell, my 5 year old Quarter Horse/Arab, since March 2014. We just finished the first bag—that stuff lasts a long time. It has really made his coat shine. I’ve cut back on his grain a bit since using it, too. Rydell gobbles this stuff right up! His hooves are strong and never crack. He struggles with sweet itch every summer, but it was more manageable this summer. I’m so pleased with this product, and I’m always recommending it!
Thanks for the awesome supplement!
Hi just wanted to say how much I love this stuff! It really is amazing! I have a ottb. His name is mystery. When I got him he was underweight pretty bad. He coat was awful!! His feet were in bad shape!! After 4 weeks on omega horseshine he... looks awesome!!! Previous owner said he doesn't look like same horse. He has gained weight his coat is healthy and shiney and also the thing that blows me away is that his hooves are a lot better!!! I just ordered another 50lb bag last Friday so I make sure I'm never out!!! Also my paint has been on it for 2 years even when he's dirty the shine still comes thru.
"23 year old retired horse is glowing and gleaming - looks like he's 12! ..."
My horse, Akzel, is soon to be 23 years old. I have officially retired him. Omega Horseshine is proving to be a wonderful addition to his supplement diet. I have used Horseshine in the past. This time Akzel is not only glowing and gleaming. He is looking years younger. Yesterday my trainer said that he looked like a 12 year old! We are doing light work and Akzel does have gorgeous conformation. So some attributes are already inherited. I do think our current success is because of the wonderful properties of Horseshine.
"Hoof that's growing in could not be any healthier...thick and firm and strong!"
I've been using Horse Shine now for almost a year on my 3 "problem feet" equine (2 mares and a Mammoth donkey jennet(! !)). Omega Horseshine was recommended by my farm-sitter who'd had amazing success with it. Amazing doesn't quite cover the results I've had...the two mares are growing healthier feet with sturdy walls. Coat condition on both has been a thing of glory...and shedding this year has been a breeze. The donkey was my real challenge...she'd been plagued with recurring White Line disease, frequent abscessing...for every good month she's had, there have been at least 3 bad ones. I, my farrier, and my vet are all stunned. The hoof that's growing in could not be any healthier...thick and firm and strong. She's now about 3 months from totally regrown feet and I'm expecting I won't be seeing anything like the problems she's had in the past.
Of my 3 girls, ASSWAN (see photo), is the shining star. Her "ear span" is 32 inches tip to tip...she is a Mammoth donkey, a great but threatened American breed (only about 5,000 in the world). These were originally bred by George Washington in order to produce big mules for his new country's agriculture needs. Interesting history, isn't it? Her name is "Asswan, The Wonder Ass" (named for my favorite city in Egypt) and my driving buddy. I've been literally blown away by what Horse Shine has done for, especially, the donkey's feet. Which need all the help they can get.
You must get these kinds of letters all the time, and rightly so. I wanted to add my appreciation for a product that, from now on, I won't be without. Many, many thanks!
"In the Best Shape Ever!"
My 28 year old Quarter Horse, Boston, has been in the best shape ever since I have started him on the Omega Horse Shine. Before, his hooves were brittle and he could barely walk on gravel. Now, he has no problem at all! Last winter, he was very thin and not very healthy looking. Ever since he has been taking the Omega Horse Shine supplement, he has been fat and his coat has been shiny all year round. I am most definitely pleased with this product and I feel that it has made a very large improvement on my horse's health. I would recommend this product to anyone. I have told many people about this product and the difference it has made in my horse. Thank you Omega Horse Shine!
"The only supplement my horses get without a doubt!"
This is the only product all of my horses eat without question. It is the only natural way we can consistently control my senior gelding's loose manure - a twelve year quest. I value the nutritional benefits, stronger hooves, and shinier dandruff-free coats. And with needing to supplement multiple horses, it's a blessing that cost is not an issue - it's the only one they all get without a doubt! I have fed your Horseshine to my five horses for several years now, and love it. Thank you for a great product!
Again thank you so much!
"Remarkable Recovery due to Omega Horseshine!"
I have been using Omega Horseshine for more than 8 months now (just finished my first 50 lb bag and already received my second 50 lb bag). I started giving it to my insulin-resistant horse and liked it so well that I put my other 4 horses on it a few months ago. My farrier cannot get over how good all of my horses feet are doing (all barefoot), especially the IR mare who has suffered 3 episodes of laminitis in the past. The IR mare was still recuperating last summer but she was able to walk on gravel for the first time since I bought her (2004).
"Glowing from the Inside OUT!"
My Rheinlander gelding was extremely sensitive to allergins and stress when I first got him -- but with the help of Omega Horseshine® he is now bump-free and literally glowing from the inside out. He radiates brilliance and good health, his mood is relaxed and stable, and his coat is dappled and shiny. Thank you so much for your excellent product -- it continues to make a huge difference in our well-being.
"Convinced of the Omega Benefits!"
I have used the Omega Horseshine and Omega Nibblers products for years and am very convinced of their benefits as I have stopped and started the feeding and seen the difference in my horses.
"Gobbles Up Omega Horseshine!"
I just placed an order for more Omega Horseshine. My 6-year-old Half-Haflinger mare has been on one coat supplement after another since I bought her, and I think I've finally found one that we both like. Her coat is softer and redder since she's been on Horseshine, and she gobbles it up with her grain quite readily. It's more cost-effective and addresses joint health and sand colic as well! Thank you Omega Fields!
"Getting Shine Back!"
My mare Puff is getting her shine back. I had to go off Omega Horseshine for a while, but recently was able to buy another bag from Tractor Supply. I was happy to get Puff on Omega Horseshine again. The light is bouncing off her and her white is so shiny! And - I am already seeing new hoof growth on just 1 cup a day!
"No More Mystery Bumps!"
My horse just finished his first month on Omega Horseshine. I had previously been feeding another flax based supplement, but my gelding was still having issues with chipping feet and loads of skin issues. Since starting on your product his feet have grown out beautifully and have no chips and all of the skin issues are resolved. No mystery bumps, no fungus etc. I am hooked!! As a matter of fact I just placed my order for my next bag this morning!!
Thanks for making such a great product!!
When I first got my gelding he had a thin coat with a sparse mane and tail. I started him on Omega Horseshine and his coat grew in much thicker and his mane and tail are fuller now. Even the vet commented on how wonderful he looked. He hasn't had any skin problems or itchiness since using this product either. I put all my horses on it and now when you look out in the pasture, you are almost blinded by the sun reflecting off of their coats!
This is such a versatile product. We started a mare on it for allergy support and it put such a beautiful coat on her that we started our show horse on it. It put such nice weight on him that we put both of our geriatric horses on it. Just a wonderful all around product!
"Barefoot and Loving It!"
If you would please indulge me, I would like to elaborate on my experience/testimonial for Horseshine. You know how "moms" are - we love to brag on our kids and show them off!
My AQHA gelding, Rockettes Champ - aka Jake, who is 9 has been on Horseshine for nearly a year now. The improvement and growth of his mane and tail have been wonderful. Before starting Horseshine, he had a very poor mane and tail, very hard to maintain and would break off with no real noticeable growth. Mane and tail are now longer and stronger, we don't need grooming products to brush, both are silkly smooth. He is also showing more of his coloring. He now has reddish "flea bites" or ticks that weren't there before....he's gorgeous! I got him when he was 8 and the poor guy wasn't in the best shape. Thanks to proper nutrition and Horseshine, he's a happy, healthy guy that loves to strut his stuff!
My APHA mare, Designated Debut - aka Lily, who is 3 has been on Horseshine the same time. She was in pretty good shape when I got her, but with the addition of Horseshine to her diet, her mane, tail, coat and coloring improved greatly. Her white is so white that when the sun shines on her, you just about need sunglasses due to the glare!
Also, our farrier says they both have really good, hard hooves and told me that whatever I was doing to keep doing it. They are both barefoot and loving it!
Horseshine will be part of their diet for the rest of their lives. I tell everyone about it.
"Super Skin Solver"
My horse had some pretty icky skin problems and along with him being just naturally a thin skinned TB nothing else on the market, topical or oral, has ever helped till Omega Horseshine. People comment on his coat all the time and in pictures they think I have poured on gallons of coat shine products and I just reply with a smile. No more worries for by best friend! Worth every cent!
"Omega Horseshine for a Picky Eater"
Thank you for the suggestions! We decided to try a small amount of alfalfa – wet it with water, sprinkle on the Omega Horseshine with about a half cup of rolled oats on top. It took a couple of nights of not feeding her until she ate the supplement, even if it took hours. She now eats it right away, just like the other horses always have! I would love to try the horse treats too!
I do love the product and even our Ferrier remarked on the way the horse’s coats looked and that their hooves were in better condition. That says a lot especially here in Arizona where it is sooo dry and on top of low humidity our pastures are dirt and clay! Thank you again, and I continue to give your name and product info. to my friends. Thank you for your response and great product!
"Omega-3 Horseshine Gang!"
The Boys were introduced to Omega-3 Horseshine two years ago at the recommendation of a friend whose horse is I-R and Cushings because the second horse from the left is insulin resistant.
I cannot say enough good about this product. If I thought everyone's hooves were healthy "before Omega-3 Horseshine", there is no comparison to the exemplary hoof and coat condition they now all display.
My I-R horse is fortunate to never have foundered and I am sure the quality of your product and frequent trimming are keeping his hooves healthy. Even the Trimmer marvels at his great hoof quality.
I will never understand why so many folks choose to push 2-4 cups daily of blackoil sunflower seed (a bird feed high in Omega-6) into their horses, when they could feed 1/2 cup daily of the Omega-3 Horseshine, have a balanced ratio of Omega-3's to 6's, and achieve far better results!
Their thinking that 50# of BOSS is much cheaper than 20# of Omega-3 Horseshine falls "penny wise and pound foolish" as my grandmother used to say.
I might add that none of these horses have ever been in the show ring. They are backyard, very experienced, trail horses. It is easy to achieve a show quality coat by adding your product to a good diet; there are four horses in my pasture to prove it! :)
"'Grandpa' Benefits From Long-Term Use of Omega Horseshine"
It was back in 2006 when I wrote my first testimonial for Omega Fields Horseshine. At that time I mentioned Trooper, a horse we found in Luray, VA in November 2005 while on a mission to pick up a pony for a friend. The grim reaper was standing at his side and Trooper had already resigned himself to dying. Riddled with infections, malnourished, emaciated, and anemic, his owners actually wanted us to pay them $500 for the horse. We gave them the option of giving him to us or our calling animal control and reporting abuse and neglect. Our challenge began. Good food was the first order, along with Omega Fields Horseshine. Trooper needed healing from the inside out. Now, look at these pictures and give us your best guess of his age. What do you think -12? 15? 20? How about 36! Trooper's nickname is Grandpa because since his healing he has helped raise 3 colts. Youngsters bond quickly with him which gives Trooper purpose and a true sense of worth. Life would not be the same without this gentle man roaming the fields. Omega Fields helped with his healing and now helps maintain his health. We expect to have Trooper with us for many more years. Thank you again.
"Grooming Business Owner Uses Omega Horseshine!"
Remington is a 7 yr old QH that is one of 12 that receive Omega Horseshine daily and the results are noticeable!! Everyone always remarks on my horse's coat being so shiny and it's the good food and Omega Shine that does it. I am a business owner of a dog grooming facility and with that everyone automatically think I am constantly grooming them with all kinds of products but I don't nor do they require it because the Omega Shine is the reason for their awesome coats not silicone or oil products!! I am a very satisfied customer and can't say enough about this product for my horses. They never have skin problems, their manes and tails are never dry and their hoofs are also complimented by my farrier. My horses look the best they ever had been since i started using Omega shine 4 yrs ago. Thanks again and thanks for such a great product!!
"Helped with Arthritis better than Glucosamine!"
My Arabian mare, Fansi, is 28 years old. The past few years her arthritis was getting worse even with being on a glucosamine joint supplement. She was on Horseshine, but only a half a cup a day. Last fall after talking with Bonnie Kraynik at Omega Fields, I increased Fansi's Horseshine to a heaping cup a day and discontinued the glucosamine. This past winter Fansi was able to move around so much better. She will be on it as long as she lives -- I love your product!
"No More Bumps!"
Hi, I just started my Arab on your Omega Horseshine product we have seen fantastic results. Spring, Fall and Summer he would be coated in itchy bumps. His previous owner had him on long term steroids, which I wanted to avoid. He went through a detox period which bettered his personality but his bumps returned making him miserable. I ran your product past my vet, he thought it couldn't hurt and gave it a thumbs up. He has been on it a few months the bumps have disappeared!!! This was a horse that his whole body would be coated and is now comfortable and happy. He waits for the Omega product to be sprinkled on his food, so I say that would be a yes on taste! Thank you so much for a wonderful product!!!!!
"Improvement in their Coats and Overall Soundness!"
We love your product – our horses have been on Horseshine for a year now and we see a huge improvement in their coats and overall soundness. We have barrel racers so they definitely put it to the test. The black mare, “Stormy”, with purple tack is 17 years old, AQHA. She went to the 4H state horse show last year and came in second in the Keyhole class. The picture of her running is at the PA Farm show complex in October 2008. She is also the horse in the showmanship class – see how she shines!!!!! The collage includes her son – “Spirit” - 7 years old – his rider is in green tack. The Haflinger Pony is 13, his name is “Scotty”. Thank you Omega Fields!
I have been using Omega Horseshine with great success for quite awhile now!
"Horseshine Helps 28 Year Old Mare With Arthritis..."
My 28 year old mare has arthritis, but is still doing pretty good -- which I like to attribute to the Horseshine. I want to keep her on your products.
"Product of the Year"
Omega Horseshine was chosen as a product of the year by Horse Journal, and I've always been pleased with their recommendations. I truly look forward to using Omega Horseshine.
"Noticeable Improvement After Only One Week!"
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. I started feeding the Horseshine Antioxidant last summer and have seen a noticeable improvement in each of my horses, right down to their extraordinarily healthy hooves! I am very impressed with your product and feel fortunate to have found something that addresses so many different issues in very appetizing feedstuff.
"HUGE Believer in Omega 3 Supplementation..."
I'm currently feeding Omega Horseshine to my 17-year-old gelding Reggie and he looks AWESOME! As he’s aged, winter has been tough on him to maintain his weight to a good standard. He lives a pampered life, has his own barn, lots of space to roam, but if they are a tough keeper, you’ve still got a problem. But after having him on the product for over a year, he’s doing so well with his weight! It has been a truly amazing product! He’s soft, shiny, and looks great! I’m so pleased and a HUGE believer in Omega 3 supplementation. I’ve even seen a change in his joints! More fluid and less stiffness! Thank you!
"Never Without Omega Horseshine..."
My Morgan mare "Devonwood Tempest" glossy coat, and healthy, shiny mane and tail are a result of trying "Horseshine". Now I wouldn't be without it! I enthusiastically recommend this product to any horse owner!
"Using Horseshine for 10 Years..."
I have been using the Horseshine for about 10 years and swear by it. I have recommended both Omega Horseshine and Omega Fields to many. Thanks again!
"Hooves Improved Greatly..."
I want to say I love your products! My horses appearances and hooves have all improved greatly.
"Dapples on a Black Horse"
I just wanted to tell you how thrilled we are with your product Omega Horseshine. I have been feeding it to my horses for over a year now, and it is very palitable, even our foal eats it. They are all in their winter wollies, but you can see the shine! My half arab mare is black and she has dapples now. I have never seen dapples in a black horse before! We will continue to feed the Horseshine, it is also very affordable.
"Coat Shed Off Quickly"
I have never wrote about a product before, but I purchased my first 50# bag of Omega Horseshine a few weeks ago and am extremely impressed with the results on my horses. I have five horses ranging from 4 years old to 20 years. Their coats shed off quickly and have a extremely high shine to them. I highly recommend your product and will tell every one I know with horses about it.
"Best Looking Icelandic"
My horse was the BEST looking one at our annual Icelandic ride a month ago. I know it’s because of the Omega Horseshine®. Thank you for the wonderful customer service you have shown me. I will be sure to tell everyone I know and anyone else who will listen.
"Glow Comes from Within"
I have used Omega Horseshine on my show horses and it works wonders. We purchased another horse last year that had been somewhat retired out in pasture. His coat was dull and weathered as you will see in the before picture. But you will see what Omega Horseshine did for his coat and health, the glow comes from within there are no spray products on his coat to enhance it.
Only 11 weeks later he won Champion in hand.
He won U.S. Sport Horse Nationals Reserve Champion in hand. This horse is 16 years old!
I love your product and will always use it, It does everything that is says it does. They are healthy and happy and have no itchy spots, the coat glows from within.
"No More Grooming Products Needed!"
Onyx is in training now and looking great. She is shiny and we know its the Omega Horseshine®. We went out of town for training and forgot her Omega Horseshine® for over a week; then I ran out and left the rest at the other barn. We knew the difference right away. She is jumping 3ft and her dressage is coming along great. Omega Horseshine® has saved us money on grooming products also. It is better when the shine is from the inside out.
"Lived Up to All of My Expectations"
I just wanted to drop you a quick note with an update on my shire. Omega Horseshine has certainly lived up to all of my expectations. Everyone notices that Lance is now shiny and he even has dapples (just one month ago his coat was dull and there were no dapples). The new growth on his hooves is much better quality then the rest of it, unfortunately, it will take a while for the hooves to regrow, but I am confident that Lance's new feet will be much stronger and healthier.
I am attaching a couple of pictures of Lance. By the way, in his conformation photo I have not used any Show Sheen or similar products. That's how shiny he is all the time!
Thank you for your wonderful product. All 11 horses in the barn are on it and I recommend it to other horse owners every chance I get.
"My Cushing's / IR Horse Went From Moth-Eaten to Really Shiny and Healthy"
I just started Omega Horseshine a week ago in my Cushing's/IR horse. The difference in 4 days was astounding. His moth-eatin (is that a word) looking coat that had still failed to shed out 100% improved so much I couldn't believe it. I went down one morning and found a white circle on the ground where he had laid down that night. I groomed him and the tiny little coarse hairs were coming out everywhere leaving behind a really shiny healthy coat. He has been galloping around and bucking for the past few days. He is like a new horse. I am a big believer in Omega Horseshine now.
Hi, I have been very faithful Omega Horseshine Customer for several years now. My horses rarely go a day without it. It has been amazing. I no longer worry about sand colic like I did in years past. My horses coats, manes and tails are in such good condition! I recently switched to Omega Grande and now it is my favorite! I wanted to show you some incredible results on one particular horse. I have been rescuing horses from time to time over the years. This horse came to me in February of this year. He had been abandoned in a pasture with no grass and very little water and no shelter. His "well-meaning" owners did not know how to care for him and thought that deer corn for a 2 year old was adequate. He was unable to chew it and the first photo is evidence of his neglect. My first task with his poor baby was to stabilize him with fluids and gentle amounts of fiber. Once he was hydrated and had better gut sounds ( about 36 hours) I started him on wet beet pulp, Omega Horseshine, powdered electrolytes and a tiny amount of senior pellets. It took about a month to begin to really see him flourish and begin to show life. He had no energy, no spark in his eye. He had all but given up. The horse turned out to be an unregistered TB stallion, probably culled out of a Thoroughbred farm in nearby Ocala, Florida. He apparently went through at least 2 auctions and was most likely so thin even the kill buyers did not want him. I purchased him for 200.00 and told the previous owner that if he did not surrender him, I would most certainly make some phone calls. It took him a few hours to realize what those calls would be and he later phoned me to come get the horse. I had my trailer hooked up and was over there in 30 minutes. His name is now "Major" as in Major Undertaking or Major Improvement. He recently won an Extreme Makeover Contest on a Horse Rescue Information Network (web site). Major has now been gelded, he has had his teeth floated, shots, blood work, feet trimmed and much more. He is currently being lunged lightly with a saddle and is being ground trained with Parelli Natural Horsemanship. He is beautiful, smart and sweet. I have Omega Horseshine Grande to Thank for his life changing results!! I am certain he was full of Florida sand as a result of his constant foraging for something to eat, his coat was shot, he had rain rot and his hooves were extremely brittle, cracked and damaged. You would never know it to look at them now! He is THE picture of health!! I will be a forever Omega Horseshine Fan!!
"I Have Replaced 2 Products With Your One Product"
I came across Omega Horseshine quite by accident, while looking for something to use when my boy decided out of the blue he no longer liked SandClear. Now I have replaced 2 products with your one product. I mix the Omega Horseshine in with my horses' other supplements and carrots. My filly makes soup out of hers. So if you ever want a picture of a beautiful Friesian horse with lipsmacking Horseshine all over her big lips, just call me! It is truly a funny site to see and of course she wants to kiss or slime you! In this day and age it's hard to find companies like yours! I always tell people about Omega Horseshine. I think it is wonderful.
"Shiny Horse Award"
I have been using Omega Horseshine as part of my regular feed program for my 17-year old APHA mare, Flirtten, for the past two years. At every show, I have several people ask me what I use on my mare to make her shine. At the last show, another exhibitor passed us and said “You should win the shiny horse award.” The first time someone asked me, I had to stop and think because I have several shampoos and spray-on products and use whatever I grab when I reach into the cabinet. Then it struck me – it isn’t the shampoo I’m using – it’s the Omega Horseshine she has been consuming! Flirt is shining from the inside out. I tell everybody about this product. It is something that truly does what it says it will do, and it is reasonably priced.
Thank you for making such a great product!!!
"Omega Horseshine Always Remains "Nutty"
Omega Horseshine is a great product. I have fed flax seed before, to my previous horse. The other flax starts to smell "fishy", yours always remains "nutty". Sounds strange, but something tells me the "fishy" one has gone rancid.
"Fly Allergy Relief: 3 Cups Omega Horseshine or Steroids All Fly Season?"
I heard about Omega Horseshine from my vet, she was actually prescribing it for a clients horse who had severe fly allergies. He usually had to be on steroids all fly season but this was not solving the problem and it was beginning to endanger his health. This is his first season sans shots on 3 cups of Omega Horseshine - he is hive free and looks beautiful. I tried some of hers as a conditioner and psyllium replacement as my horses hate psyllium. They love the taste of Omega Horseshine and the side benefit is the beautiful coat. Now the test will be on a horse that was recently willed to me, he has horrible feet and has foundered twice. I hope to get him on a natural trimming program, and make his declining years such that he can be a horse again (he has severe fly allergies as well). If his hooves respond half as well to Omega Horseshine as I've seen claimed by others, he may be able to be turned out by Christmas! Thanks for a great product!
"Winter Coat Is Thick and Healthy"
My horse Dal is now six years old. Living in Vermont has always been a challenge as he never set a good winter coat, until this year. I started feeding Omega Horseshine to him last fall and for the first winter ever he can go outside without a blanket. His coat is thick and healthy. Thank you for your wonderful product. Dal, whose real name is Metalmarks RF McGiff, is a cross between a Belgian mare and a racking horse sire. He isn't gaited but has some of the most wonderful gaits you would ever want to sit. He stands 17.1 and 1800 pounds.
"If You Can Only Afford One Supplement – Omega Horseshine Should Be What You Try!"
I am an avid horse lover like most who own a horse, and my horses are far from “lawn ornaments”. I only own two horses, but I know that is all I can afford and can work on a regular basis! I am very much an amateur dressage rider, who keeps her horses at home in her own private paddock, which the horses stay in 24/7 – if they want out of the weather, it is their choice !
This is about one of my horses, who is ½ Thoroughbred, ¼ Belgium and ¼ Quarter Horse. Does not sound like a good cross, but he pulls it off very well and seems to have gotten the best of each of the breeds. With the exception of his hooves – he very much has a Thoroughbred hoof!
When he was about 18 months old I began having problems with him, splits and cracks in the hoof and the farrier constantly had to “mark” his hoof to help keep the splits from becoming worse. The only work at this point for my horse was on a lunge line on soft to medium ground. I knew I needed to find something to help the problem or in the next year and a half when I began riding him, it was only going to get worse.
I began some serious research to find something to help my horse out. One product kept appearing in my hunt– Omega Horseshine. This claimed not only to help with better hooves, but a shiner coat (and we all want that in the show ring!), helps as a sand colic preventative (and living in the south, sand is known!) as well as many other things! So I began looking into what was exactly in this compared to some of the other supplements on the market and was impressed. So I ordered it. I should also note here, one of the other reasons I chose Omega Horseshine was due to the review it was given by “Horse Journal” as a Product of the Year. (Which I have subscribed to for several years and know they do not allow any advertising to influence their reviews of products.)
I did not tell my farrier what I had done, because I knew the result was going to be evident in the hoof (if it worked). About 4 months after I began Omega Horseshine, I started seeing a difference myself in the coat of my horse, it was shiny and the colors of him were coming out more. I own a bay and there are a lot of bays, but how do you get yours to stand out? Allow the natural colors to come through! Most bays have either a red or golden color in them that unless they have a shiny and healthy coat you will not notice. Shortly after this, my farrier asked me what I was doing different as he was noticing a difference in the hoof. I told him – he told me to keep it up.
I had continued with Omega Horseshine for several years. Just before my horse turned 5 last year, my family had a financial set back and we had to watch where every penny went to. One of the corners I cut was I removed supplements from my horses. Within a few months, the hoof problems I had not seen in years began to return on my horse (my old farrier moved and I had began using a different one just before I stopped the Omega Horseshine, so this one had no clue of the problems I had faced when he was younger). The hooves on my horse began to get bad, I had lots of people make suggestions and some of them were inexpensive, so I tried them, only to create other issues – a hoof so tough the farrier could not trim the frog! But I still had splits and cracks. I remember one crack in a fore hoof was so bad it was into the hoof wall! I went 8 weeks not riding him in hopes of helping his hooves out (I was also concerned I would make him lame due to how bad his hooves had gotten). Nothing worked.
After a discussion with my husband, who understands the importance of riding to me, he told me to do what ever I needed to do to get the hooves back and we would make it. (I was already “paying for it” by not riding, farrier bills and impending vet bills if something did not change). It had been almost 9 months of not using Omega Horseshine so I ordered more hoped it would help. About 3 months later I have seen improvements in his hooves – no longer was there tough hooves, and the splits and cracks…They are all gone! This farrier is now asking me what I have done different!
It is winter and I do not clip until spring – so my horse looks like a fuzzy bear (the draft coming out in him!) but the difference in his winter coat is something I missed! The colors are back that were gone (no longer a dull brown, the golden color in him has returned). And his coat is SOFT! I cannot wait until I do clip him and see the nice summer coat he will end up with. I do not know if the Omega Horseshine is the reason or not, but his muscle tone “different”. I do not know how to describe it, but normally during the winter when it is cold, I do not ride as much, but the tone of muscle is not disappearing on me like it did last winter when I was not feeding Omega Horseshine. Here is hoping to a successful show season this year!
A quick note about my other horse, he is an older Arabian gelding who has wonderful hooves, but with his age, I worry about his joints. He was converted from a 75-100 mile endurance horse to a dressage horse at 15 years “young” and now has a new career change by being driven (not competitive, only pleasure). The differences with him has also improved his coat (and he is a grey!) and his joints are staying healthy! So now at 23, he is still going strong but on the Omega Horseshine I do not worry.
In the future, no matter how tight things may get, my horses will be getting Omega Horseshine! If you can only afford one supplement – this should be what you try! It works!
"I Would Not Have Believed It If I Had Not Seen It With My Own Eyes!!"
Just wanted to let you know how much I love your Omega Fields' products. I started feeding Omega Horseshine on May 12th (the before pictures), and as you can see, by June 17th (the after pictures), her coat has dramatically changed. I like to call it her liquid coat because she always looks wet. I cannot believe the difference. She also had about 1 inch of new hoof growth that my horseshoer pointed out to me. He said based on what he was seeing, he too was going to put his own horses on this wonderful supplement. And as a bonus, my horse has not bleached in the sun this year. I would not have believed it if I had not seen it with my own eyes!! Thanks again!! I'll recommend your product to everybody!!
"The Omega Family"
I started feeding Omega Horseshine several months ago to my two horses. My mare foundered a couple of years ago. I tried all kinds of low Glycemic feeds and supplements on her, but was never satisfied with the results or the cost. I now feed steamed oats (11% protein 4 % fat), Omega Horseshine, coastal hay and some alfalfa. Her hair coat is shiny, she is moving great, and she finally has normal hooves. My black gelding has always had a ruddy brown coat. He is now black with a full mane and tail. They no longer have scaly dry manes or tails. I can't say enough about Omega Horseshine. I recently started my cat on Omega Purrfect too -- and I can't wait to receive my Omega Canine Shine for my aging Australian Shepherd.
"Cheaper Than Mineral Oil and Bran to Flush Out Sand"
I have used Omega Horseshine for over a year now and have noticed a huge difference in the quality of all five my horses' coats -- they glisten and stay slick as if I had used Cowboy Magic. I love it and so do my horses. It also seems to help one of my horses who has a sensitive stomach. Omega Horseshine is cheaper than the cowboy ways of mineral oil and bran to flush out the sand -- you also get a lot more benefits. I can't say enough about Omega Horseshine! Thank You for producing a great product for our horses.
"Chronic Rainrot Cured"
I started my horses on Omega Horseshine® this winter and have been incredibly impressed. I have turned my entire barn and all my students on to it, as well as a number of professional barns in Southern Pines, NC. We had a horse with chronic rainrot that prescription drugs would not cure.....7 days on Omega Horseshine® and she was totally cured and has been since. A very late shedding show pony also shed out within 7 days of going on Omega Horseshine®. My mare who lives out 24/7 has not faded yet this year either. I am a professional event rider who has been long-listed for the US Olympic team since 2000. I also rode and trained the eventing superstar pony "Theodore O'Connor" through the advanced level before Karen O'Connor began riding him.
"Omega Horseshine Is Absolutely the Best Value of Any Other Supplement"
I am an independent horse trainer and riding instructor. My horse "Buddy" and I currently ride in a rodeo Quadrille Team. I live in Arcadia Florida where the sun will fry a horses coat. My black horse usually has a bleached out, splotchy, dry, and frazzled coat most of the year unless I keep him stalled during the day. I prefer to let him graze 24/7 because we have great pasture, so I end up giving up his looks for proper nutrition and mental stability. I decided to try Omega Horseshine back in May 2007. Why not, since I have already tried all of the other supplements claiming to turn my horse black again. Well I also wormed him and upped his feed, and kept him in the stall because I admit I was skeptical. Well in 1 week his dry, red bleached hairs were being replaced by shiny black hairs when I groomed him.
I told all my teammates on the Arcadia All Florida Saddle Club Quadrille team, friends, and clients it was the Omega Horseshine when they asked if I had dyed my horse black or used black shoe polish and show sheen. He was gorgeous, and all I did was bathe him and trim his whiskers. I didn't even have to use showsheen because he was naturally soft and shiny.
Believe it or not I was still skeptical, so I stopped using Omega Horseshine after the 20# bag was through. Well I regretted it when he started looking bad again, until this September 2007. He has been on it again for over a month now and I haven't changed his diet, or kept him stalled. 1 month ago he was bleached out and dry. Now he is black as night and shinier than a show car. I am now convinced that Omega Horseshine is absolutely the best supplement any one can give to their horses, and it is unbelievably the best value of any other supplement. 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.
I just purchased two bags of Omega Horseshine® and already I am seeing results. I was feeding another flax seed supplement for 5 months and never saw a difference. In the short time I have been feeding Omega Horseshine®, I do see a difference. I can't wait to see the long term difference!
"Another Success Story"
I am sending a picture of Titans Jesse James, our 16 year old APHA mare. The before picture is June 2006. The after picture is January 2007. When I got Jesse, she had just been bred and only weighed 850 lbs. Jesse was a rack of bones, with a big head! She was so sad, and we were worried that she would never be healthy enough to have another foal (her 10th). But you should see her now! Fat, healthy and happy. And it's not just the outside of her that looks good, her attitude is great, too! The baby is due any day, and I have a healthy mare. We truly believe that Omega Horseshine makes all the difference!
"Fabulous Coat - Looks Like a Million Bucks"
I just had to let you know how happy I am with Omega Horseshine®. We’ve had our horse for 3 years now, and he has never had what I would call a good hair coat. He has always been well fed, dewormed regularly, groomed frequently but his coat would never shine. After the first bag of Omega Horseshine®, he looks like a million bucks. He went Grand Champion in halter for the first time since we’ve owned him. At the last show, people seeing him would comment on his fabulous coat! That has never happened before. Thank you for a wonderful product!
"Gypsies Are Calm, Relaxed, and Happier With Omega Horseshine"
We are using Omega Horseshine for our 5 Gypsies and are very pleased with the results. My Gypsies are calm and relaxed and seem so much happier since we started supplementing them with Omega Horseshine. Can't wait to see how they look in the spring when they shed out their winter coats.
Here is my beautiful 8 year old, April Love Hawke. This picture, taken by Horses in Motion Photographer Tony DeCostain, graces the month of April in the Gypsy Cob Society Calendar. I've also enclosed a side shot of April at a horse show this summer. The other picture is Farleigh Emerald Hawke taken at the same show.
I just wanted to thank you. I bought my first bag of Omega Horseshine® a few months ago. My two registered Belgian Draft Horses are thriving on it! Coats like velvet and when trimmed this time, had double the normal hoof growth. This is a great product that I've recommended to all my horse friends. Great job!
"Help For Fading Disease"
My 9 year old gelding CMK Arabian has fading disease. He is a beautiful chestnut color. All around his eyes and in some other places his pigment just went away. He looked like he had white goggles on his eyes. It was so sad and my daughter was horribly upset because the other people at shows would ask her about it all the time.
We have been using your product for about 2 or 3 months and the pigment has almost completely returned. I don't know how it works but his eyes are almost normal and all of my horses look like million dollar show horses. In a few more months after shedding starts I expect a complete recovery. It is such a drastic change in only two months, I can't believe it.
Here are Carvallo's (registered name Laar O'Hara) before and after pics. Sorry he looks so dirty ... he is a field horse and loves mud and dirt. Your product is amazing and helped my daughter with her beloved best friend. I am going to order Omega Nibblers in my next order -- as they sound neat also.
"Skin Problems Over Whole Body"
My Friesian gelding had skin problems over his whole body. Vets had seen it, but nobody knew what it was. I have tried many products to make it better, but there was never result. Now I have Omega Horseshine®. After 4 weeks my horse looks like a wonder. His skin is easy, and there are no bleeding points on it at this moment. I am very happy!!!
"Sweet Itch Problems Cleared Up!"
I see your product does not have fillers...that is good. I research a lot when I choose a product. My gelding quarter horse had sweet itch according to my vet…but he is much better now. He sometimes itched the hair off of his white face...now it's so nice. He was raw at the girth area sometimes and now he is not. He has cleared up a lot. I have been using Omega Horseshine® for a couple of months. I do give it to my mare and my colt who is 4 l/2 months old...they both look awesome...shiny. Here is the picture of my little colt. See how shiny he is after over a month of Omega Horseshine®??? He is beautiful. He had a dull coat there for awhile...but not now. I read that you must be careful about where you buy flaxseed for your horses. Some of it is not pure…but I checked your references. I can also see a difference.
My old cushings horse is doing great on Omega Horseshine®! The people who are taking care of him in Vermont for me are seeing the results and now want to try it on some of their horses too. I've been telling all my clients about it (I'm a farrier) and that horses with cracking feet will be helped by it.
"Easy to Feed"
I found out about Omega Horseshine® while reading an article in John Lyons’ Perfect Horse. I was interested in the use of the flax seed on my gelding Stetson who suffers with dry, sensitive skin during the hot California summers. After a few months of using Omega Horseshine®, I saw a noticeable improvement. I was also impressed with the ease of feeding...just 1/2 cup with his feed or a few Omega Nibbler® as treats. So it was only natural...when my National Champion Morab filly, Hi Fad Diamond Tiara, arrived home…I started her on Omega Horseshine® to help her shed out quicker and maintain a shiny coat. It is important that she looks good all the time as she is promoting the wonderful Morab breed.
"Completely Satisfied Customer"
I am...a completely satisfied customer of your equine products and have been purchasing them for my horses for the past two years. I cannot begin to tell you the initial improvement I have seen in the condition of my animal within the first few weeks. I also feed Omega Horseshine® to my ranch gelding that I purchased recently. This animal looked like a train wreck when I bought him, but after adding your product to his feed it is hard to believe it is the same horse. I am beyond satisfied.
"No More Knee Problems"
A year ago we almost put our 26 year old mare down because of knee problems. Now, because of Omega Horseshine®, she is fantastic and is running - that hasn't happened in like 2-3 years. She no longer lays down for most of the day; in fact, I haven't seen her resting in at least 9 months. I will spread the word that Omega Horseshine® is outstanding.
"Buck Naked "Glowing"! "
"I have had all three of my horses on Omega Horseshine® for about 4 months. I took them in to the vet to get health papers to take them to a show and he inquired about what my feeding program was because they all looked terrific! I proudly told him how impressed I am with Omega Horseshine® and he said he would read up on the product to recommend to other clients! I then had people stopping me on the way into the show ring at my World competition to ask what I was feeding my model horse Buck Naked (yes, that is really his name!) because he was "glowing". Just wanted to pass along that this product is fabulous... and I tell anyone who listens!"
"Hoof Walls are 100% Better "
Just a note to let you know my eight year old Quarter horse "CD" has always had a problem with thin hoof walls and suffered from blow outs. She had also suffered a condition from birth with occasional mild diarrhea and a poor to less than average coat. Since I have begun using Omega Horseshine® she has made a 180 degree turn around. My farrier has commented that her hoof walls are 100% better and she hasn't suffered a blow out since. Her manure is normal and her coat is thick and shiny. Thanks for a product that does all it says.
My husband's 24 yr. old mare now looks and acts much younger than her years. I can tell her joints feel a lot better since she has been getting Omega Horseshine®.
"Shiny Coat, Silky Hair, Shine and Polish to Hoof Walls"
I can't wait to tell you how excited I am about your product! I went on holiday for 2 weeks during Christmas/New Year. Always when you are away from your horses for a while, and come back, you see the horse very well, more so then if you see them everyday. I really have seen a big difference in all of the horses that we put on Omega Horseshine®. Shiny coats, silky hair, shine and polish to hoof walls (healthy with moisture). I also like the digestive benefits for the horse.
"Our Horses + Omega Horseshine = AMAZING!"
I wanted to let you guys know at Omega Fields, how much the Omega Horseshine works for us! We went on the supplement because we live in a very dry area in California, and we do not shoe our horses. So, I researched and started using the product. Within a few weeks, our horses glistened! Our Paint horse, Alamo, was always CLEAN! We barely had to brush him and he was slick as well. Their hooves are stronger as well. We have a Champagne Buckskin (Butch Cassidy), who has a very unique coat, when the sun hits it, the gold just shimmers and people make comments all the time. I got to ride him in a 4th of July Parade and we were a hit! He was sooo shiny!
The only bad thing is that when we ran out, we couldn't find a supplier that was close, so we substituted another "gain & shine" supplement that the feed store people said was "amazing"....Uhhh...NOT! We fed our horses that "gain and shine" supplement for a couple of months and my husband & I noticed how UNSHINY they were and just really dull, back to the way they were . UGH. SO NOW, I am ONLY using Omega Horseshine and telling everyone.. even the horse forums online, because our horses just look healthier on it!
We do not "show" our horses, but we train them for the film industry and they are trick trained horses, so they HAVE to look GOOD! Thanks for the product and it needs to be EVERYWHERE!
"Mare's Hooves in Great Condition"
I would like to tell you that I am a thrilled customer. My mare has had problems with her hooves for years; she's been more lame than not the past 2 summers. This summer her hooves have been in great condition; my farrier even commented how good they look. Please pass along my extreme satisfaction with Omega Horseshine.
"Omega Horseshine Transformed My Unhappy, Itchy Cow Pony Into a Shiny, Happy, Healthy Creature"
Here are two "before" and two "after" pictures of my 27 year old, registered American Indian Horse, "Ranger". He came to me through an auction three years ago with his skin and coat in horrible condition. His mane and tail were dry and brittle and his skin was itchy. He also suffered terribly from "sweat itch", "Queens itch" -- whatever you want to call it. The first two years I tried every store bought and home made remedy I could get my hands on, and nothing worked - he just got worse. He completely rubbed his mane and the top of his tail out, and would rather scratch then eat, he could get no relief. Then I read about Omega Horseshine. In one year, the combination of a good fly sheet and Omega Horseshine has transformed my unhappy, itchy cow pony into this shiny, happy, healthy creature you see in these pictures. He has been transformed from the inside out - his mane and tail are silky and full, his coat is full and shiny, and he itches no more. Ranger and I couldn't be happier! Thank you!!
"Weight Gain and Better Health for 23 Year Old QH Previously Losing Weight Over a 3 Year Period"
I previously wrote a testimonial on the benefits of Omega Horseshine and want to thank you so much for the free bag you sent as a thank you. I gave that free bag to a friend who's 23 yo QH, Finn, has yet to be diagnosed with anything specific, but has been continuously losing weight over the past 3 years. Finn was beginning to look like a starvation case, his hair had thinned to almost bald, and his skin had a sticky, oily feel to it. He had been generally depressed and his overall health poor. His food and hay consumption had risen, various medication added, but there was no visible evidence anything was working for him.
Its now been a month since my friend started using Omega Horseshine and Finn has gained about 100#. His hair is growing back and his coat no longer has that sticky feel to it. Finn looks like a healthy, happy horse and actually bolted through the field towards the pony the other morning. Listening to her relate that story made me feel so good inside. You see my friend has leukemia and is not well herself. Watching her heart-and-soul horse fade away was making her sicker. So Omega Horseshine has done a fabulous job for both my friend's health and for Finn. God bless you!
"A Picture Worth a Thousand Words"
If a picture is worth a thousand words, these photos of my Friesian gelding Gunnar say it all about how wonderful Omega Horseshine is. Even with a lb. of red clay in his coat, you simply cannot dull the shine that radiates from the inside. Many people have commented on his magnificent coat and flint hard hooves. The psyllium as a sand colic preventive is an added blessing that gives me peace of mind. Thank you for your wonderful product. I am now going to try getting my barn to order it for all the horses.
"Better Than Plain Ground Flax Seed "
I have used plain ground flax seed for years and have always done very well because of it. I have a horse that injured herself very badly and was scratching. I was giving her a hoof supplement and a couple other supplements. I went in to TSC not too long ago and they were putting Omega Horseshine® on the shelf -- so I bought it and figured I was going to be pouring more money down the drain. Much to my surprise -- WOW! -- my horse is healing great and her hooves have never been in this great of shape! Thanks for such a great product.
"Beautiful Coat All Year "
I feed my 8 year-old gelding Omega Horseshine® and I just wanted to send you a couple of before and after pictures of him. The "before" picture was taken just before I bought him in April. The "after" picture was taken in June, just two months later. You can already see the huge difference in his coat in just two months. Domino is still fed Omega Horseshine® every day and his coat is beautiful, even in his winter fuzzies. Thank you for such a great product!
"Money & Allergy Saving "
I have been using your product for 4 years now. I use Omega Horseshine® from March through September, because of the bugs during that time of year. My husband's gelding, Mac, had vet bills piling up because of an allergic reaction that manifested as puss-filled sores/bites. After antibiotics, ointments, sprays, and finally a biopsy, the final recommendation, after several months of trying different treatments, was to use more fly spray! (unhealthy if the immune system is already stressed out). It just didn't feel right to me. Poor guy had scars from prior bouts before we had him. So I did some searching and found Omega Horseshine®. What a savior! Mac no longer suffers allergic reactions and his coat and feet are in beautiful condition. Thank you for a money saving, allergy saving product!! You are the BEST! I tell everyone about Omega Horseshine®.
"Sparkling Golden Color "
A few months ago, I bought my first bag of your Omega Horseshine® product to help our Tennessee Walker filly grow some heal and also to enhance our palomino stallion's coat since he is used for showing. The results have been fantastic!!! We had tried several other products (much more expense!), but had no results. After about five weeks of using your product, our filly went from being flat footed to having a nice, healthy, normal heal!! The next time our farrier came, he couldn't believe the results and we were able to avoid the need for corrective shoeing!!
Our Tennessee Walking Stallion's coat is now a beautiful sparkling golden palomino color and is having much success in the show ring as he won the model and color classes we competed in two weeks ago! Since my stallion is turned out 24/7, it was always a struggle to maintain his golden palomino color. Thanks to Omega Horseshine® this is no longer a problem and his coat is as golden as ever. Since we had such much success with Omega Horseshine®, we started giving it to our other two horses!
Attached is a picture of my stallion, Ivory Pal, taken at a show two weeks ago. Notice the sparkling golden color of his coat after only 2.5 months on Omega Horseshine®.
"Chipping and Wearing-Down Feet Now in Excellent Condition"
My new little mare's feet weren't the greatest, chipping and wearing down. After a year on Omega Horseshine, her foot grew out and she no longer needs metal shoes all the time. I do put boots on her front feet if I am trail riding, but her feet are in excellent condition. I have two friends who also swear by Omega Horseshine, both had horses with allergy problems that cleared up within a few weeks. Not only are you putting out an awesome product, you have a awesome customer service! Thank you Omega Fields for making health care for our horses so much simpler and affordable!
"Horse's Hooves Brought Back to Optimum ..."
The condition of my mare’s hooves went downhill after I purchased her a year + ago. Perla, my 5 year old Tennessee Walker mare, was in a show barn with high-quality feed/supplements but then was stabled in a training barn with timothy grass. The barn owner said she would be OK with that feed; however, her hooves were not ok -- as they chipped and had actual penny to dime-sized holes in them from the rocks in the paddock - she even lost a shoe.
I started her on Omega Horseshine and the difference was notable. She eats it best with apple sauce or just plain water to moisten the feed a bit -- per your suggestion. Either way -- she eats it all so nothing is wasted. I alternate with the Omega Nibblers and she enjoys those as well – even considers them a tasty treat. She goes to the supplement bucket BEFORE eating her hay. Perla and I are riding forest trails, coastal beaches and participating in poker rides. She appears to be taking everything in stride with no hoof damage. Thanks for bringing my horse’s hooves back to optimum and keeping her coat/mane/tail looking luxurious! PS. She wasn’t wet in the wash rack picture -- that is her normal shine!
"Just Wanted to Say Thanks"
Just want to say thanks. I won a bag of Omega Horseshine at the Parelli heart and soul. I started my horse on it right away in April and took off 3 other supplements. I had been trying to grow some good hoof for almost 2 years on my horse. He foundered bad because where I used to board him they thought I was crazy having him on only 4 hours of turnout a day and while I was on vacation decided to leave him out all day. I came home to a horse after being away 2 weeks that had gained 300 pounds and couldn't walk. I've had great luck getting him sound and fit good solid hoof growth has been a nightmare. I was grinding flax everyday, giving him a product containing biotin and a probiotic. Four months after starting on the Omega Horseshine and holy hoof growth. I actually had to have my blacksmith out at 3 weeks intervals, this month I think we should be able to hold off for 5 weeks this time. Everyone at the barn comments on how shiny his coat is. I am very impressed with this product and so are my horse's feet. Thanks again.
"Omega Horseshine® is the One and ONLY Product That Has Worked"
I have to write and tell you how thrilled I am with Omega Horseshine®. I breed, raise and train miniatures horses and have a fair amount of minis to feed. After two weeks of being on the product, I saw noticeable improvement in their coats! With Miniatures having a lot of hair (three times the coat of large horses) they are very prone to skin disorders and fungus. I had a couple of them in my herd that I had been treating topically with different treatments with little or no success.
My breeding stallion was so itchy that he was literally knocking down my fence trying to scratch himself! He had rubbed off most of his mane and forelock, and had a lot of scaly dead skin. I use some of the best feeds and vitamins on the market for horses and the choicest hays, but still had skin problems arise. After a few weeks on Omega Horseshine®, a lot of the bald patches cleared up and I noticed that my stallion was no longer trying to "lay" on the fence and his coat took on a nice glow.
A broodmare that I owned had quite a few fungus spots that seemed to be disappearing and you could actually see new hair growing in!
The best testimonial was my pet Miniature donkey that I have owned for twelve years. This was the first time I was able to get her coat to shine as it was usually lifeless and dull...she used to look like an old carpet. No more -- she now has a wonderful sheen to her coat. Omega Horseshine® is the one and ONLY product that has worked for her!
I have passed the word on to fellow Miniature horse breeders from around the country that I show with....Royal Oak Farm in Florida now uses your Omega Horseshine® and loves it, they have thanked me over and over for telling them about it. I don't usually take the time to write in a testimonial about products, but this is one of the first products I feel so strongly about, that I had to write and tell you how wonderful it is!
I am interested in future data about how Omega-3 is helping breeding and fertility problems in horses, I see there has been some research with canines in that area and it appears to be helping. As a breeder, this information would be greatly appreciated.
"No More Worries About Sand Colic"
I purchased a bag of Omega Horseshine at our last IQHA Charity Trail Ride auction, and was pleasantly surprised at all of the added health benefits your product offers. Since we recently built an indoor arena with sand footing. I was concerned about our 19 year old arthritic mare "Kate" ingesting sand while being housed in the arena. Kate was switched to Omega Horseshine from a psyllium product I was using for sand removal. I no longer have to worry about sand colic with the Omega Horseshine and our horses get the added benefits of ground flax.
Five months ago we began giving two elderly horses (one 35 year old and the other 34 years old) the Omega Horseshine® twice a day. It has been really amazing to watch the improvement in the way they move and get around. It took almost two months to begin to see a difference, but it is quite apparent now after five months treatment.
These horses, of course, previously were really stiff and had difficulty moving about, but now they run from the pasture to the barn at feeding time. Their coats look so much better than previously, really shiny as opposed to dull. Nowadays they usually get down and roll at least once a day, whereas previously they were afraid to do it because they would not have been able to get back up. If I hadn't seen these dramatic results with my own eyes, I would not have believed it!!
We have been using the flax on a couple of our other horses for about a month. We think it is really worthwhile to give it to them. They are both about 14-15 years old, and we think by starting them on it now will help prolong their health. It will, also, prevent their joints from getting stiff and sore. We were just so excited to see the old guys getting around so much better that I had to let you know the results we had gotten.
"Results That Top All Success Stores"
The before and after of my horse, Captain Smoky Black, that will top all success stories. He was in bad shape -- so thin with a dull and furry coat -- when I first got him. Thirty days after Omega Horseshine® and good feed, my horse looked super great and shiny. He came a long way in a short time. Ninety days later, after feeding him well and giving him one to two cups of Omega Horseshine® every day, he looked even more wonderful with an unbelievable shine. He bloomed into such a shiny healthy horse -- isn’t he awesome? What a change in him!!! Everywhere we go, I get so many compliments on what a beautiful looking horse he is. Thank you!
Just a quick note to tell you how amazed I am...I have only been using Omega Horseshine® for about five days and already my horses are GLOWING! They are all filthy dirty but their coats are gleaming even through the dirt! I knew Omega Horseshine® would benefit the coat, but I am astounded at how FAST it appears to be working. Of course I am using it for other reasons, but what a nice side benefit!
"Very Economical with Immediate Results"
I wanted to write a quick note to tell you how much my family loves your horse products. With four horses to feed, supplements can get really expensive. Omega Horseshine® is not only very economical, it provides immediate results!! We bought a six year old quarter horse in February who had had a poor diet. Needless to say, his coat was very long and very brittle, and his hooves were terrible!! I thought it would take at least one year to grow them out. Within two weeks, his coat started to gloss up, and in spring it shed out to a bright, glossy chestnut. His hooves have completely grown out in seven months are strong and crack free!! I recommend your product to anyone who asks what we feed our horses. Thank you for a great product!!
"Shiniest Horse in Corral"
I have been happy with the Omega Horseshine®. It has been working fine on both of my horses. In fact I gave My 17 year old horse Sulky a bath and someone told me the he was the shiniest horse in the corrals and some said it is because he is wet when in fact he was dry. He looks very good as you can see by the picture. The other picture is Maize, my 2-1/2 year old. she is a full quarter horse sorrel. Her coat is shiny and soft since I have been using Omega Horseshine® for the last six months. Thanks for a good product. I love Omega Horseshine® and am trying to get other people to use it. Thanks!
Hi. Just wanted to drop a line to tell you what a wonderful product Omega Horseshine® is. I have been using it for 2 years now (through Smart Pak Equine). My friend and I recently went together and purchased a 50 lb bag. We are feeding it to 6 horses daily and are seeing some great results in the ones that just started it. I was recently "accused" of using baby oil and show sheen to make my horse so shiny in his picture. Not so!! All I had done was bathe him and feed him his regular diet. Oh, and lots of brushing too. Thank you!
"Extra Edge in Health and Vitality"
I have been using Omega Horseshine® for nearly 2 years now. Here is a picture of my mare, Summer (registered name is Summer’s Fancy) and me at our first horse show. I believe the Omega Horseshine® gives all my horses an extra edge in health and vitality, which shows in their appearance. I love Omega Horseshine® and can't imagine ever feeding without it.I also call my horse… Miss Thang... can you tell from the pic that she thought being in a horse show was a good idea? Showoff. :) I also began taking Mega Omega® earlier this year, with great results! Thank You!
"Profuse Amount of Lovely Mane and Tail..."
Luther, my 3 years old Friesian/Morgan cross, glows and is clearly on an optimal diet. His coat is beautiful and he has a profuse amount of mane/tail which also looks lovely. Luther always looks forward to his Omega Horseshine® as it is very palatable. Thank you so much!
"VA Show Stopper"
Hi, I just returned from exhibiting my three-year-old Mountain Pleasure Horse Gelding. He was only in the display stall for the last 90 minutes as the event was winding down to close but in that time I had three people stop and comment about his condition and ask or speculate about what contributed to such fine condition. One man said this must be a "daily wormer" horse. (No, Omega Horseshine®!) A woman from a nearby booth, who was selling a line of nutritional supplements, asked what I was supplementing and when I told her she said, "of course - essential fatty acids." Another man stopped, looked him over and said, "your horse is in great condition, what do you feed him?" My horse is on no special diet. He gets pasture grass, a little timothy hay, sweet feed from a local mill and Omega Horseshine®. We are very pleased with the results of supplementing with Omega Horseshine® for only about six weeks!
"Absolutely Amazing Results"
We have been using Omega Horseshine® for about 5 years now. The results have been absolutely amazing. We give the product to all our horses and their health, coat and general well-being have been outstanding. We recently accepted a foster horse for a local no-kill shelter that does not take in horses, but Maxwell was part of 102 animals (89 dogs, 12 cats and Maxwell) left behind when his owner died in late August. http://www.caringforcreatures.com Maxwell was a mystery to a lot of folks because he never had fencing or a barn and just wandered the property. How he survived all those years is beyond us. When Maxwell came here he was considerably depressed. Once the good nutrition, foot care, and Omega Horseshine® took affect, he became a different horse and is now quite spry for a 26 year old! (picture attached).
Then came Trooper. That was not his name when we rescued him - a neglect/starvation case with lots of medical issues. Trooper was in much worse shape than Maxwell - about 400# underweight, anemic, rain rot covering his body, feet falling in pieces, eye infections, and the list goes on. Once again with good nutrition and Omega Horseshine® - Trooper is well on the road to recovery. He has 'spunk' and determination. Both Maxwell and Trooper are Appendix Quarter Horses.
I am so confident in your product I gave it to 2 friends and they are now using Omega Horseshine® on a regular basis with their horses.
I've also included a photo of 3 of our other horses. You can see for yourself how great they look. From left to right they are Sheridan (age 8), Peaches (age 5) and Virgil (age 20). They also send their thanks for your great product.
"Better and Cheaper than Biotin "
My 11 year old Tennesse Walker’s coat is great and all the lumps he had on his back are gone. The vet could not help me, he did not know what they were. They would crust up then go back into lumps, which he had for almost three years. They would not go away. After having Caesar on Omega Horseshine® for seven months, they were gone. He had seven on one side and five on the other, on the saddle area.
He also would roll only half the way over in the pasture and now he rolls all the way over. I can tell he has better movement. Ceasar was on biotin pellets. I had him on the Omega Horseshine® only for the past 6 months. His hoof growth is just as good or even a little better. And let me say, it is much cheaper to give than the biotin. Thank you again for and affordable product, with which we are so pleased. We have several black horses in the barn and Caesar is by far the shiniest kid on the block.
"Helped Bring Horse Out of Serious Founder "
I don't know that there is no substitute for Omega Horseshine®, but IMO it's got just what the horse needs, the smattering of minerals added are the right ones, it's ready-to-eat, and the flax is fortified so it won't go rancid quickly. Fifty lbs lasts me for more than three months (for four horses), and there's never a worry about its freshness. The capper is the beautiful coat these guys develop. To illustrate, here's a shot of Luke (a.k.a. Clasico's Lucero del Reino) getting a rare break in the field without a muzzle. Their barn names are Luke and Ari, their pedigree names are Clasico's Lucero del Reino (gelding) and Northfield Arrillaga (mare). Luke is 16 and Ari is 24, both Paso Finos, both 14 hh and about 900 lbs. They have been barefoot all their lives, and are fed only well-soaked timothy with selected mineral supplements, on top of two ounces of Omega Horseshine® each per day. That's been their nutrition story for about six years now. They are in the pink of condition. The nutritive value of Omega Horseshine®, originally recommended to me by Eleanor Kellon, DVM, helped bring Ari out of a serious founder six years ago.
"New Hoof Growth, Increased Energy, Shining Coat, NO Colic"
I have been using Omega Horseshine® for about a year now and have seen remarkable results in my both my horses (ages 24 and 4). They are turned out together (so I have to feed them the same) yet they have very different needs. Omega Horseshine® is a very natural and healthy supplement that has allowed me to successfully and safely address the needs of both my horses (no matter their age or condition). I have seen new hoof growth, increased energy, shining coats – and no colic since beginning the new supplements. The extra benefit is the affordable price! I have been very happy with the results. Thanks so much Omega Fields®!
"Gobble Up Their Horseshine"
I first heard about your product in a Parelli newsletter, I didn't think much of it as my Oldenburg/Thoroughbred cross Indy was doing okay. It wasn't until I took on caring for a horse name Easy. His owner paid the bills (more or less) but hadn't set foot on the property in several years. His coat was Cushings-like, overgrown, overly thick, and not shedding out for the summer. Living in southern California, this horse looked like we lived in Montana in February, and this was September. His maine was broken and spindly and he had worn off a large section of his tail from rubbing.
In the first few pictures I've attached, Easy is the black and white and Indy is the bay he's rapidly becoming friends with. The photos truly don't do justice as to how bad it was. The dark spot on his tail is where he's nearly rubbed his skin raw. Not willing to watch him languish any longer, I ordered my first bag of Omega Horseshine and started giving it to both boys. Half way through the first bag Easy began to shed so much I began to wonder if there was any horse left after all the hair I left behind! All the white in that photo is the hair shedding out after 24 HOURS OF NOT BEING CURRY COMBED! I could NOT keep up with the amount of hair coming off! Indy shed out this summer so easily I didn't even need to curry him once! And his usually shoddy and cracking hooves are holding up great!
The last set of photos are Easy and Indy in the last month, approximately 6 months later. They both look amazing and I'm sure that they feel much better. Plus, they gobble up their Horseshine like it's going out of style! If I run out before I can get more in, they look at me like "Excuse me... I think you missed something."
Thanks again for this great product! You've changed all three of our lives!
"We Can See the Results Everyday"
In March 2013, we adopted a yearling thoroughbred who – along with other emaciated horses (14 yearlings, 6 mares, and 18 three year olds) – were rescued by the Louisiana Horse Rescue from Ryder Farm (Click Here for more info on the Ryder Farm).
The filly, we named Shadow, was extremely thin even after two months of feeding by the rescue. She had severe rain rot along her back and legs and a very poor hair coat in general. Her feet had never been trimmed and were cracked and turned up. Her mane and tail were like straw.
We started her on Omega Horseshine immediately. As you can see from the before and after pictures I have attached, the changes in Shadow are very dramatic – even more than we expected in 3 short months. In just 30 days, her rain rot was almost gone.
All of our horses are on Horseshine, and we can see the results every day, but we didn’t expect so much in so little time. Her coat is like silk now, and her mane and tail are thick and glossy. Her feet are growing in smooth and strong. And, she’s shot up several inches; at 18 months, she’s 15’1”.
Thank you, Omega Fields, for giving us a gorgeous horse, inside and out!
"Any Horse I Ever Own I WILL Feed Them Horseshine"
I love this product. I started using this product for a couple weeks and at fair i had tons of comments on how shiny and healthy my paso fino Aikido looked. It’s now been over a month and his mane and tail have grown over 2 inches and growing fast! He is also no longer getting his bug bites and bugs are even leaving him alone and aren’t causing him to colic like many things do with him. One morning I walked out and found he had cut his leg down to the bone and had to get stitches and because he can’t handle meds to control inflammation so the vet said don’t be surprised if the stitches pop due to swelling. Even after a week there has been no swelling! Any horse I ever own I WILL feed them HorseShine and will recommend it to anyone, especially since its natural and not pumped of chemicals and even my paso who is prone to colic has no problems with it.
"Just Wanted to Say Thanks"
Just want to say thanks. I won a bag of Omega Horseshine at the Parelli heart and soul. I started my horse on it right away in April and took off 3 other supplements. I had been trying to grow some good hoof for almost 2 years on my horse. He foundered bad because where I used to board him they thought I was crazy having him on only 4 hours of turnout a day and while I was on vacation decided to leave him out all day. I came home to a horse after being away 2 weeks that had gained 300 pounds and couldn't walk. I've had great luck getting him sound and fit good solid hoof growth has been a nightmare. I was grinding flax everyday, giving him a product containing biotin and a probiotic. Four months after starting on the Omega Horseshine and holy hoof growth. I actually had to have my blacksmith out at 3 weeks intervals, this month I think we should be able to hold off for 5 weeks this time. Everyone at the barn comments on how shiny his coat is. I am very impressed with this product and so are my horse's feet. Thanks again.
"This Must Be My Imagination"
Good afternoon, I have 2 young horses, both 5 years old, one buckskin and one piebald paint . Their location is in partial wet lands. The ground is far from perfect! Some parts would be considered very dry while other areas extremely damp! And located in a heavily wooded area. With the above conditions you can imagine the list of issues I have faced every day/every season! Since the horses have been in this location I have had an issue with their coat, bug bites, hooves, and over all look and appearance L I started them out on your Omega Horseshine, Almost 2 weeks ago. And already can see a huge difference in their appearance! They actually feel like Velvet, as they are shedding their winter coat, where one of them had blade spots all over his rump has hair now! I cannot get over your product! It has only been 2 weeks !
Now I was thinking, “This must be my imagination”! Until last night as I was stopped 3x’s by different people who asked me, what have I done different that these horses are shining,(as they once did, when I first purchased them) I am so excited over your product, I cannot speak enough about it! And can hardly wait to hit the 2 month mark, as many of your reviews I have read, (all good) have commented on product as of 2 months they have noticed a difference!
"I'm a Huge Fan of Omega Horseshine"
This is my OTTB Soleil. I live in central Texas where summer is brutal. Heat, sun and dust all take their toll on a horses skin and hair coat. I decided to try Omega Horseshine. He really looks like a bay Thoroughbred again. Thank you, Omega Fields for the Horseshine product....I'm a HUGE fan!!
" I am absolutely thrilled with your product!"
I have been using Omega Horseshine since around Jan/Feb of 2012. My horse had a terrible problem with hives at that time. He had welts all over his body. This had been an on-going issue for him and the vet said probably he would get worse each year. Sometimes I could not ride him due to welts in the saddle area. I had allergy tests done but there was no one thing that was causing trouble. And some of the allergens were unavoidable, like oak pollen. Before buying allergy shots I decided to try the Horseshine and talked to one of your reps. She instructed me about quantities to feed for this issue and said I should detect improvement in a week and have real improvement in 2 weeks. How true! In 2 weeks the hives were GONE and THEY HAVE NOT RETURNED. It is now Dec of 2013. He is on a maintenance dose of Horseshine at this point of 1/2 cup a day. After several years of dealing with this issue in unpleasant ways I am absolutely thrilled with your product. Please don't ever stop making it! Unless you've dealt with allergies you probably don't know how much I appreciate what your product has done. Thanks a million.
"Omega Horseshine is a Miracle Product"
Omega Horseshine works miracles for coats and hooves.
"Mini Donkey with Sensitive Skin"
Thank you for a great product! This little mini donkey has sensitive skin. I just came to the conclusion he's sensitive to chemical fly sprays! This is my foster project for the summer while I'm not in classes! He was rescued by my friend Laura, from a petting zoo that went bankrupt and abandoned their animals. My hard work and your great product pays off!
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Review by Val D
- I have seen a big improvement in hooves of all 3 of my horses since starting with Horseshine. I got it to help with the sand colic and sweet itch issues but have found it to be a great product for hooves and coats too. People often stop me to tell me how great my horses look. Thanks, Omega Fields, for a simple solution to so many issues. (Posted on 7/6/2012)
excellent product , works great on any horse at any age.
Review by Janet
- We started feeding this with our horses feed daily and within a few weeks we already started to see a huge difference in the condition of their coats. our horses are shedding out for the summer months and the shin e in their new hair is georgious. We get complements all the time on how beautiful and healthy our horses look. (Posted on 3/13/2012)
should've started on this stuff years ago!
Review by Teri
I've been using Horseshine on my jumper for a few years now. His coat is soft and shiny, his hooves stay in good shape, and he's overall in very good condition on this product.
So when we moved our 20yr old QH to the barn we keep my jumper at, I started him on Horseshine as well. He has a severe allergy to biting insects, and his coat in the summer months would be dry and itchy. Now, he's got the best hair coat in the barn! He's so slick that I have a hard time riding him bareback because his coat's so nice and slick! His coat gleams now, and everyone who has known him in the past cannot believe the difference in him.
Also, both of my horses are usually bad about picking around their supplements in their grain. I've never had an instance where any Horseshine is left in the feed pan. They lick it all up!
Buy this product!! (Posted on 6/11/2011)
Excellent Anti Inflamatory
Review by LiLaBeth
- I had a horse w/ chronic inflamation 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 inflamation was gone!!! I read later that it takes 1-3 months for anti-inflamatory properties to show results. I could not be happier w/this product... (Posted on 4/29/2011)
Review by maryjo
- I have been using horseshine for well over a year now! My horses have great hooves and awesome shiney coats!! Even the white on my apha black and white mare shines.!! This product is amazing and totally worth the money!! (Posted on 4/3/2011)
..from dull, to shiny!!
Review by Golden Retreiver Lover
- My grulla gelding fades out in the winter and grows a long, fuzzy coat. After using Omega Fields Horseshine for just a month, his coat is looking healthier, and shining in the sun. I wish I found out about this product sooner. I will be using it on all my horses. Thanks!! (Posted on 2/8/2011)
Review by Karol Kay
Thanks for your excellent products. My horses have been on Omega Horseshine for several years, are barefoot and have great hooves and a wonderful shine. I believe the Horseshine stabilized flaxseed has really helped my horse with heaves. They love the Omega Nibblers and Omega Horseshine. I love the Mega Omega for myself.
Karol Kay Hanson (Posted on 2/1/2011)
Good product, great price
Review by Gretay
- All 4 of the horses I've offered it to have eaten it top dressed on their pellets with no hesitation. Coats get much shinier and softer after about 2 months. The Omega 3s are also good for stiff joints/inflammation and help the hoof quality. (Posted on 1/5/2011)
Q: Why is the balance of essential fats in flax so natural for horses?
A: Many equine natural-nutrition experts recommend that horses should eat fats in amounts and types that mimic their ancestral diet. The natural equine diet of a mixture of fresh grasses is extremely low in fat, with the naturally occurring fat predominantly Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acid. The Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acid levels in fresh grasses are at 4:1 (Omega-3 to Omega-6). Ground flax seed has Omega-3 and Omega-6 levels that are the closest to fresh grasses. The Omega-3 and Omega-6 levels in flax seed run at least 4:1, often even higher. Omega Horseshine® contains 35% crude fat and has a 39% Carbohydrate level with a NSC level of 4.4% (Starch .6% and Sugar 3.8%). It is one of the most natural and healthy ways to supplement Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fats in animals. The recommended amount of Omega Horseshine is 1/2 to 1 cup per day to ensure sufficient Omega-3 in the diet. Omega Stabilized Rice Bran is all Omega-6 essential fat with no Omega-3's at all.
Detailed Description of Omega Horseshine®
Omega Horseshine® contains the best premium, stabilized ground flax base enhanced with a very small percentage of a blend of biotin, yeast (probiotic), oats (antioxidant), vitamins, and chelated minerals.When proper nutrition is present for the horse's body, the horse is better able to assimilate and utilize the Omega-3 essential fatty acid oil in the flax seed much more efficiently. The naturally occurring shorter chained Omega-3s in flax --Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) -- can be converted by the body into the longer chained Omega-3s -- Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) -- when the proper nutrition is present. The Omega Horseshine® formula helps assure that the proper nutrition is present for maximum Omega-3 conversion. Thus, the horse has the full spectrum of Omega-3s available for optimum health. This translates into increased visible health benefits for your horses -- than they would experience when supplementing with just the ground flax seed. As with anything new you add to your horse's diet, always start out slowly -- 1 tbsp the first day and so on till you reach the 1/2 cup for the first week. Then you can go right up to 1 - 2 - 3 - or 4 cups per day -- depending on the condition of your horse and the amount of Omega-6 in the diet.
Detailed Description of Omega Stabilized Rice Bran:
Omega Stabilized Rice Bran is a convenient, stabilized source of high energy and Vitamin E supplement for the diets of your show and performance horses, as well as your young growing horses. The dietary fat in Omega Stabilized Rice Bran functions as a calorie-rich supplement that helps horses meet their energy requirements. It also serves as an additional energy source that does not require feeding more grain in the diet. The additional calories provided by Omega Stabilized Rice Bran can increase the number of calories per pound of the diet. Therefore, it can replace the amount of grain that must be fed to maintain top condition – reducing the chance of colic associated with overfeeding grain. All natural (no chemical additives or preservatives). Your horse gets 2.25 times the energy per/unit weight compared to carbohydrates. Digestible Energy = 2,400 Kcal/lb.
The addition of Omega Stabilized Rice Bran during the winter or for hard-working horses can be be a positive thing -- as long as your horses are not overweight to begin with. It is a wonderful source of calories and super charged antioxidants -- much better than adding grains to the diet for extra calories! Rice bran is one of the safer fats. The thing with rice bran, as listed above, is that it is all Omega-6 essential fat with no Omega-3 -- that's why you would definitely want to give more Omega Horseshine if you're adding rice bran to the diet. It will help keep the ratio of essential fats within the recommended range of 1:1 (Omega-6 to Omega-3) -- which is what is recommended for animals and people by the majority of essential fatty acid nutritional experts.
We do know from the many experts on the Cushings/Insulin Resistance Yahoo Group (co-owned and co-monitored by Dr. Eleanor Kellon, VMD) that rice bran is not recommended for horses that are metabolically challenged such as IR or Cushings. Stabilized ground flax, however, is recommended for them. Flax actually helps with the digestion and helps animals keep weight on. If your horses are not metabolically challenged -- they could benefit from the addition of stabilized rice bran to the diet.
Recommended Usage (Approximately 3 cups = 1 pound):
• Feed 1 lb. per head/day with 2.5 lbs. per/day of hay for a maintenance diet for a 1,000 to 1,200 lb horse.
• Feed .5 lbs. per head/day with 2 lbs. per/day of hay for foals under 1 year.
• Feed 1.5 lbs. per head/day with 3.5 lbs. per/day of hay for lactating mares and breeding stallions.
• Feed 2 lbs. per head/day with 4/5 lbs. per/day of hay for performance.
• Grain rations may be cut by 2/3 after a short time of feeding Omega Stabilized Rice Bran.
Bottom Line: Depending on the amount of rice bran you decide to feed, or not, you will need to adjust the amount of Omega Horseshine accordingly -- to keep the correct balance of essential fats at a recommended ratio of 1:1 in the diet. Therefore, if you are feeding 1 lb of rice bran per day for your horses, you would want to supplement with at least 2 to 3 cups of Omega Horseshine as well.
Q: What is the difference between Omega Horseshine, Omega Antioxidant, and Omega GRANDE?
A: Thank you for your email and your question concerning the comparison of Omega Horseshine, Omega Antioxidant, and Omega GRANDE. Good for you that you are always looking to provide the best for your horses! Please see descriptions of Omega Horseshine, Omega Antioxidant, and Omega GRANDE. This way you can make your best informed decision.
1.) Description of Omega Horseshine®
Omega Horseshine® contains the best premium, stabilized ground flax base enhanced with a small percentage of a blend of biotin, yeast (probiotic), oats (antioxidant), vitamins, and chelated minerals. Omega Horseshine is to be considered a powerful Omega-3 supplement (approx 28,000 mg Omega-3 per 1 cup serving!). It is not a vitamin, mineral, or biotin supplement by any means. The small amount of ingredients (other than stabilized flax) in the formula actually works to promote best absorption of nutrition when the flax is being metabolized. When proper nutrition is present for the horse's body, the horse is better able to assimilate and utilize the Omega-3 essential fatty acid oil in the flax seed much more efficiently. The naturally occurring shorter chained Omega-3s in flax --Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) -- can more effectively be converted by the body into the longer chained Omega-3s -- Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) -- when the proper nutritional support is present. The Omega Horseshine® formula helps assure that the proper nutritional support is present. Thus, the horse has the full spectrum of Omega-3s available for optimum health. Omega Horseshine can also be used as an alternative for psyllium to prevent sand colic. It is readily accepted by horses and is easy to serve.
Ingredients: Stabilized Ground Flax Seed, Yeast Culture (Diamond V Yeast), Ground Oats, Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Copper Sulfate, Folic Acid, Niacinamide, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Biotin, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Riboflavin and Thiamine. Note: The recommended amount of Omega Horseshine for a 1,000 - 1,200 lb horse would be 1/2 cup to 1 cup per day.
Additional info online: http://www.omegafields.com/equine-products/omega-horseshiner.html
2.) Description of Omega Antioxidant
Omega Antioxidant is an Omega-3, Omega-6, and Omega-9 plant-based and Vitamin-based Antioxidant supplement for health, well-being, and longevity of all breeds of horses -- it is the next step up from Omega Horseshine®.
Omega Antioxidant contains the best premium, stabilized ground flaxseed, a synergistic blend of six all-natural antioxidants found in ground grain sorghum -- Lignans, Catechins, Quercetin, Taxifolin, Phytosterols, and Tocopherols -- with Folic Acid and Vitamin B-12. It is formulated to extend the longevity of your horse's active life by protecting against debilitating diseases. Two-thirds cup to one and one-third cups is the recommended daily maintenance amount for Omega Antioxidant (approximately 200 each 2/3 cup servings in a 50 lb. bag).
Omega Antioxidant contains a base of Premium, Human-Grade, Non-GMO, 99.9% Pure, Stabilized, Ground, Fortified Flax to provide Omega-3 (LNA). About one half of LNA is utilized by the skin and coat (for health and shine), and the rest is used for muscles and modulating the immune system to prevent hyper-immune disorders, heart arrhythmia and excess platelet aggregation. This base of Stabilized Flax is blended with the special variety of high-antioxidant ground grain sorghum seed which we contract for. Premium sorghum is a rich source of polyphenol (plant-based) anti-oxidizing power. Polyphenols also act to regenerate Vitamin E after it becomes oxidized.
Since numerous forms of free radicals are produced in an animals' body, it makes sense to supplement your horse's diet with the wide range of antioxidants found in Omega Antioxidant. Per serving, the special synergistic variety of natural antioxidants contains more polyphenol anti-oxidizing power than chemical-based antioxidant ingredients. Scientific studies have indicated that antioxidants are most effective and safest when combined in a team effort -- they may help in preventing debilitating disease.
Ingredients: Stabilized Ground Flax Seed, Ground Grain Sorghum, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Folic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Vitamin B-12 Supplement.
Additional info online: http://www.omegafields.com/equine-products/omega-antioxidant-46.html
3.) Description of Omega GRANDE®
Omega GRANDE® – the COMPLETE equine supplement -- is formulated to provide the recommended daily essential vitamins and minerals (custom-formulated and blended mix) required for performance horses with the added benefits of stabilized, super anti-inflammatory Omega-3 fatty acids from ground flaxseed (approx 27,396 mg Omega-3 per 1-1/2 cup serving!), stabilized rice bran & ground grain sorghum seed (two powerful plant-based antioxidants high in Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) to help build a strong immune system), Diamond V® Yeast (effective probiotic as an aid for digestion), biotin, and a custom-formulated vitamin/mineral mix. Omega GRANDE does not contain any corn or wheat. When the body has proper functional nutrition, in the right balance -- the level of cell membrane integrity improves -- thus improving the level of optimal health. Omega GRANDE® eliminates the need for extra supplementation and can also be used as an alternative for psyllium to prevent sand colic. Omega GRANDE® is readily accepted by horses and is easy to serve. Omega GRANDE does not contain any processed grain by-products or molasses.
Ingredients: Stabilized Ground Flaxseed, Stabilized Rice Bran, Ground Grain Sorghum, Diamond V Yeast, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Polysaccharide Complex, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Polysaccharide Complex, Biotin, Sodium Selenite, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6)
Note: The recommended amount of Omega GRANDE for your 1000 - 1,200 lb horse would be 1-1/2 cups (3 scoops - scoop enclosed) per day. Biotin content = 5.0 mg.
Additional info online: http://www.omegafields.com/equine-products/omega-grander.html
Bottom Line Recommendation
Any of Omega Fields' three premium products would be an excellent choice for your horse! I always tell people -- Omega Horseshine is our most basic supplement, the next step up would be Omega Antioxidant, and if you're looking for a COMPLETE equine supplement that does it all, that would be Omega GRANDE! It really depends on what you are looking for for your horses!
Please keep in mind that these are only our feeding suggestions or recommendations. We believe it is always advisable to check with your equine nutritionist or your veterinarian concerning dietary changes you are considering for your horses.
Q: I am having a little difficulty figuring out the exact selenium amount my horse would be getting from 1 cup of the Omega Horseshine. I realize it is probably minimal, but I am unsure how to figure mg of selenium provided in 1 cup from the ppm amount listed (1.90). - Brittney
A: When fed as recommended Omega Horseshine accounts for a very small percentage of the total weight of the average daily feed intake of the horse. Omega Horseshine® has Selenium listed as 1.90 ppm, as you know -- so it is not considered a high source. Omega Horseshine is a supplement -- not a complete feed. Therefore, it is important to look at the total selenium of the horse’s whole diet. If the overall selenium of your horse’s feed and forage is very high, we recommend discussing this with your veterinarian or an equine nutritionist.
The answer to your question as to how much selenium would be in a 1 cup serving of Omega Horseshine® is provided by our expert consultant, Dr. Doug Bibus, PhD: "Ppm refers to 1ug per 1g or 1mg per 1000g or 1 part per million. So for 100g of product (approximately one cup) the horse would be getting .190 mg of selenium."
Q: I would like to purchase the Omega Horseshine and try it on my new horse that I just purchased about a month ago. I have found, however, that he can be picky on trying new things. Would you have a small sample that I could try with him before I go and buy a 20 lb or 50 lb bag? If you could I would be more than grateful. Or, if you have a smaller bag, I wouldn't mind purchasing a 5 lb bag.
A: It is not our policy to send out product samples. The smallest retail size of Omega Horseshine® is the 4.5 lb pouch. You don't need to worry about trying a 20 lb bag because all of our products come with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee!
Fellow horse owners with "picky eaters" have successfully mixed Omega Horseshine® with one or more of the following: water, apple butter, apple sauce, apple juice, apple cider vinegar, baby food, carrot juice, molasses -- to create a tasty, nutritious mash their horses love. Another alternative might be to order Omega Nibblers® treats to use as a supplement for your picky eater. Omega Nibblers® (horse treats made with the highest percentage of flax -- almost 50%!) are the most convenient and enjoyable way our customers have found to supplement their horses (especially the "picky eaters") with the benefits of Omega-3 / fiber. Just 15 to 30 treats per day is the equivalent amount to Omega Horseshine's recommendation of 1/2 to 1 cup per day). They come in a 3.5 lb pouch or a 15 lb box.
Q: Will the Omega Horseshine work well enough keeping weight on? Will the Omega Horseshine increase his energy level too much? He already has plenty of energy and does, in fact, tend to be a bit high-strung. He gets grass hay 3 times a day with a small amount of Equine Senior in the evening. He also receives a joint supplement and Quiessence as a calming supplement. I am thinking that I can replace Cocosoya (Uckele) - skin, coat and weight gain, and Horse-Shoe (Finish Line) - hooves -- with Omega Horseshine and get the same benefits (the money I'll save will be MOST appreciated).
A: You are correct, by supplementing with Omega Horseshine you will be able to meet your horse's Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acid needs. Omega Horseshine can replace the Cocosoya, Horse-Shoe, and the joint supplement -- and will work well with the other supplement and feeds you outlined in your email.
Following is an explanation:
Omega Horseshine has been reported, by our customers, to alleviate their horses' problems with skin and coat, hooves, hyperactivity and joint inflammation. Omega Horseshine is an all-natural, Omega-3, stabilized flax supplement intended for the health and well-being of all breeds of horses (18.5% Omega-3, 6.0% Omega-6, and 6.0% Omega-9). Omega Horseshine contains the best premium, stabilized ground flax enhanced with a very small percentage of oats (antioxidant), yeast (probiotic), vitamins, minerals, and biotin. This small percentage of ingredients are meant to enhance the nutritional benefits of the flax, but are no way meant to be the recommended daily amounts. One-half cup to one cup is the recommended daily maintenance amount for Omega Horseshine.br />
Omega-3 deficiencies can show up as problems with dry, itchy skin, allergies, joint inflammation pain, poor hoof growth, hyperactivity, inability to keep weight on, etc. Our customers who have experienced these problems (or similar distressful problems) have shared their successes with us. They agree that the horse needs to get a higher dosage every day for the short term in order to overcome the Omega-3 deficiency in their system -- at least 1, 2 or 3 cups of Omega Horseshine® per day, for the short term, until the symptoms/condition are alleviated. Then, you can go back down to what will be the maintenance amount for your horse, for the long term. You don't have to keep supplementing at the high level for the long term.
FDA laboratory studies, concerning the safety of Omega Fields' stabilized ground flaxseed (the base of Omega Horseshine), have proven that our stabilized ground flaxseed fed at 20%, 30% and even 40% of the diet did not have any detrimental effects. You don't have to worry with Omega Horseshine, since the amounts we recommend (even at 2 - 3 cup levels) is no where near 40% of your horse's total diet. Please keep in mind that this testing was done on our specific stabilized ground flaxseed -- so we cannot speak for the safety of other ground flaxseed products -- you would have to ask the manufacturer for their safety testing records. Also keep in mind that Omega Horseshine is the only flax based horse supplement on the market that has a 12 month freshness guarantee!
The stabilized ground flax used in Omega Horseshine is very high in Omega-3 polyunsaturated essential fatty acids with a small amount of Omega-6 polyunsaturated essential fatty acids. This makes it ideal because it is heavily tipped in favor of the Omega-3 essential fatty acids your horse's diet is missing. Also essential fatty acids are the first fats that are used by the body because they are essential to the working of the body -- the outer layer of every cell in the body is made up of essential fatty acids. Omega-3 is a very usable energy and has a calming effect. Omega Horseshine, with it's high Omega-3 content -- is a natural calmer. When the body has proper functional nutrition, in the right balance -- the level of optimal whole-body health improves.
Cocosoya's ingredient list: Soybean oil, Coconut oil, Vitamin E supplement, Sodium Propionate, Citric Acid, Natural and Artificial flavors. It is a fat source but is very high in saturated fat and Omega-6 polyunsaturated fat and very low in Omega-3 polyunsaturated fat. In fact, although their literature states that Cocosoya contains Omega-3 -- they do not even list the percentage of it in their product. Also, when companies list natural and artificial flavors you might have to be concerned with chemical preservatives. Omega Horseshine provides a better balance of good fats (very high in Omega-3) and is a good way to help your horse maintain proper weight.
Horse-Shoe's ingredient list: Biotin, Methionine, Gelatin and Zinc in a mineral base. Since poor hoof growth may be a sign of Omega-3 deficiency, and Omega Horseshine provides the highest levels of Omega-3 -- it is an excellent choice for improving healthy hoof growth.
Joint supplement: Although you don't mention the name of the product, I would assume that the main ingredient would be glucosamine or condroitin. Since Omega Horseshine provides the highest levels of Omega-3 -- and Omega-3 is considered a powerful anti-inflammatory -- the joint pain should be alleviated by supplementing with Omega Horseshine. Our customers' testimonies prove this fact. Here's just one of the many we receive:
"Just a note to let you know my eight year old Quarter horse "CD" has always had a problem with thin hoof walls and suffered from blow outs. She had also suffered a condition from birth with occasional mild diarrhea and a poor to less than average coat. Since I have begun using Horseshine flax supplement she has made a 180 degree turn around. My farrier has commented that her hoof walls are 100% better and she hasn't suffered a blow out since. Her manure is normal and her coat is thick and shiny. Also my husbands 24 yr. old mare now looks and acts much younger than her years. I can tell her joints feel alot better since she too has been put on Horseshine. Thanks for a product that does all it says, A very satisfied customer." Marie Piper - The Dalles, Oregon.
Q: You say Omega Horseshine works at the cellular level to provide health benefits for my horse. Please explain.
A: Flax seed is the richest plant source of Omega -3 essential fatty acid. 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. If those membranes become deformed they cannot facilitate the elimination of metabolic wastes nor can they allow entry to the cell of nutrients either. The cell membrane also is important in energy production … the electrolytes of magnesium and potassium inside the cell interact across the cell membrane with the electrolytes sodium and calcium in the fluid outside the cell to produce electrical energy. If the membrane is damaged from a deficiency of Omega-3, calcium and sodium rush into the cell and shut down the life forces.
Q: When feeding Omega Horseshine should you measure by volume or by weight? Just thought I'd check to be sure I'm feeding enough if I measure out 1 cup using a kitchen measuring cup.
A: Omega Horseshine is measured by dry weight volume -- a one cup standard kitchen measuring cup is excellent for your 1,000 to 1,200 lb horse!
Q: I currently feed my horses whole flax and black oil sunflower seeds. I was told that you should not feed only 1 of the 2 as you'd be causing an imbalance as one contains omega 3 and one omega 6?? If I were to purchase your product, would I need to continue feeding BOSS?
A: The goal in a horse feed supplement for your horse is to get as close a balance of Omega-3 to Omega-6 as is found in their most natural forage -- natural grasses -- which have a ratio of 4 parts Omega-3 to 1 part Omega-6. The oil found in flax seed (a rich source of Omega-3 essential fatty acids) has the same ratio of essential fatty acids as natural grasses - 4 parts Omega-3 to 1 part Omega-6. This makes flax seed one of the most natural ways to supplement your horse with Omega-3 and Omega-6 -- with stabilized flax seed the safest choice for your horse health.
One thing to keep in mind concerning whole flax seeds is that the hard outer shell of the whole flax seed needs to be broken in order for any health benefits to be imparted to your horse's body. Otherwise, the seeds just get passed through and get excreted in the manure. So any seeds not being ground by your horse's teeth, simply pass through.
Of course, you can grind flax seeds yourself but because they have such a high oil content that starts oxidizing when it gets exposed to air (by the grinding) -- you have to be careful about the stability factor, because ground whole flax seed that hasn't been stabilized will go rancid if not properly stored. You have to refrigerate any leftover ground flax and keep it in the refrigerator (keeps only for a month or so).
The easiest and most convenient way to save yourself precious time and energy you would spend in grinding the flax is by using the stabilized, ground flax seed in Omega Horseshine. BOSS are fine as a treat (small palm full) because they are a rich source of Omega-6 essential fatty acids, as is most everything else in your horse's diet -- i.e. - all grains and feeds. BOSS do not contain any Omega-3 fats.
Bottom line: If you buy Omega Horseshine you do not need to continue to feed BOSS -- unless you just want to use them as a small treat (as suggested above).
Q: I recently began feeding Omega Horseshine® to my horse. Although I add it to his feed, he manages to work his way around the powder and most of it remains at the bottom of his feed dish. I was thinking about adding water to his pm serving of Purina Senior Horse Feed to make a "mash" and mixing Omega Horseshine® into the "mash". Is this an appropriate alternative way to feed Omega Horseshine® to my horse?
A: Fellow horse owners with "picky eaters" or horses that are not feeling well have successfully mixed Omega Horseshine® with one or more of the following: water, apple butter, apple sauce, apple juice, apple cider vinegar, baby food, carrot juice, molasses -- to create a tasty, nutritious mash their horses love -- and their horses are getting the full flax seed benefit. Your idea of adding water to your horse's pm serving of Purina Senior Horse Feed to make a "mash" and mixing 1/4 cup of Omega Horseshine into the "mash" -- would be excellent! I also have a customer who told me he mixes the 1/2 cup Omega Horseshine® with just enough water to have it stick together and hand feeds it to his horse -- and his horse thinks it is a big treat! Please keep trying it for a bit -- as sometimes a horse needs a little extra time to get used to and accept something new.
Here is some excellent advice recently shared by one of our customers on one of the Yahoo Group Forums concerning Omega Horseshine® : "When you first start supplementing Omega Horseshine® to your picky eater, there may be a transition period where they go from thinking you are trying to poison them to mugging you at the gate to get their feed. Some horses start off hating it and refuse it for a few days while looking at you pitifully; others scoff down every bit and lick the bowl out right from the beginning. You'd have to experiment with your guys to find out what they think. But even the most suspicious horse will usually develop a taste for it, if you persevere."
Q: Do you think it is possible Omega Horseshine MAY help with my horse who battles sweet itch in the summer? I live in Minnesota.
A: Problems with sweet itch, dull coat, dry itchy skin, poor hoof growth, cracking/splitting hooves, arthritic pain, 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 (flax is the richest source of Omega-3 in the plant world). This makes it ideal because it is heavily tipped in favor of the Omega-3s your horse's diet is missing. Also essential fatty acids are the first fats that are used by the body because they are essential to the working of the body -- the outer layer of every cell in the body is made up of essential fatty acids. Essential fatty acids do not normally get stored as fat. When the body has proper functional nutrition, in the right balance -- the level of optimal health improves.
Our customers who have experienced Omega-3 deficiencies (or similar distressful problems) with their horses, have shared their successes with us. They agree that the horse needs to get a higher dosage every day for the short term in order to overcome the Omega-3 deficiency in their horse's system -- at least 2 to 3 cups of Omega Horseshine® per day (based on a 1,200 lb horse), for the short term, until the symptoms/condition of the Omega-3 deficiency are alleviated. Then, they would go back down to what was the maintenance amount for their horse -- for the long term. Note: With Omega Horseshine you don't have to keep supplementing at the high level for the long term. One-half cup to one cup (use standard size measuring cups) is the recommended daily maintenance amount for Omega Horseshine for a 1,200 lb horse (adjust proportionally for weight of your pony). As with anything new you are adding to your horse's diet -- start gradually first week until you get to 1/2 cup, then increase as necessary.
Q: My full Friesian"Teun" is the type of horse that isn't fed any grain because he tends to be overweight. If you put him in a pasture with a round bale he will never pull his head out of it. Will he gain weight on the Omega Horseshine? He is in training and gets plenty of work but it just a VERY easy keeper. This is my main concern….
A: The stabilized ground flax seed used in Omega Fields' products is very high in Omega-3 essential fatty acids (flax seed is the richest source of Omega-3 in the plant world -- 4 parts of Omega-3 to 1 part of Omega-6 (4:1 ratio) -- the same ratio as the natural fat found in fresh grasses. This makes it ideal because it is heavily tipped in favor of the Omega-3s your horse's diet is missing. Also Omega-3 essential fatty acids are the first fats that are used by the body because they are essential to the working of the body -- the outer layer of every cell in the body is made up of Omega-3 essential fatty acids -- especially the cells in the brain, eyes, and all organs. Essential fatty acids, especially Omega-3, do not normally get stored as fat so they will not put weight on an easy keeper. When the body has proper functional nutrition, in the right balance -- the level of optimal health improves.
Q: I was reading ingredients in Omega Horseshine® and it lists as the third ingredient ground oats--is this something to be concerned about in IR horses?
A: We're going to answer your ingredient question with some nutrition information, especially pertinent for IR horses. Omega Horseshine®'s base of stabilized ground flax is enhanced with a small percentage of biotin, Diamond V Yeast (probiotic), oats (antioxidant), vitamins, and chelated minerals. (In the formula there is .2% oats). When proper nutrition is present for the horse's body, the horse is better able to assimilate and utilize the Omega-3 essential fatty acid oil in the flax seed much more efficiently. The naturally occurring shorter chained Omega-3s in flax -- Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA / LNA) -- can effectively be converted by the body into the longer chained Omega-3s -- Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and Docohexaenoic Acid (DHA) -- when the proper nutrition is present. The Omega Horseshine® formula helps assure the proper nutrition is present for maximum Omega-3 conversion. Thus, the horse has the full spectrum of Omega-3s available for optimum health. This translates into increased health benefits for the horse -- than would be available with plain ground flax seed.
The stabilized ground flax we manufacture and use in our formulas is Premium, Human-Grade, Non-GMO, 99.9% Pure and Triple-Cleaned; protected from rancidity or loss of nutritional value; and guaranteed fresh for a full 18 months:
* Proprietary stabilization technology (developed by our company and patented 25 years ago) provides a stable, fortified flaxseed composition as a rich safe source of Omega-3 in the diet. Note: Our stabilization process is all natural, nothing is added, no chemicals used, the ground flax is kosher certified.
* Proprietary stabilization technology includes the inclusion of B-6 and Zinc when the seeds are going through the grinding process. B-6 and Zinc fortify the ground flax seed with the nutrients used by the body when flax seed is being metabolized during digestion. Since ground flaxseed naturally contains B-6 and Zinc antagonists, it makes sense to fortify ground flaxseed with Vitamin B-6 and Zinc to assure proper nutrient absorption.
* Omega Fields' manufacturing facility in Newton, Wisconsin (Made in the USA!), is American Institute of Baking (AIB) Quality Certified. Our SUPERIOR rating assures the highest manufacturing quality and safety. *Note: The AIB Quality Seal is a specialized certification program for food-grade manufacturing plants that establishes and recognizes a standard for consistency in product quality and safety. ENRECO® (our parent company) / Omega Fields® is very proud to have earned AIB's SUPERIOR Rating.
* Flaxseed is contracted for and purchased from northern Canadian producers. Because of the rich soil and short, intense growing season -- the flaxseed from northern Canada contains a higher percentage of Omega-3 than other flaxseeds.
* High quality standards mean that we reject more seed than we accept. Who do you think accepts the inferior seed we reject?
Also, the NSC level in Omega Horseshine® is well below the recommended levels for IR horses:
4,4% NSC (0.6% Starch, 3.8% Sugar) -- NSC Analysis (as fed) done by Dairy One, Inc
Q: When I feed Omega Horseshine®, is there any chance of over supplementation if I’m also feeding another probiotic/vitamin/mineral supplement?
A: The biotin and vitamins and minerals are a value-added addition to Omega Horseshine® to enhance our product. They are not intended to be the daily required amounts. There should be no problem adding a ½ cup serving of Omega Horseshine® as a supplement to your horse’s current diet.
Q: I’m looking for something to bring out some shine in my horse’s coat. Will Omega Horseshine® help?
A: Omega Horseshine® will definitely give your horse’s coat a beautiful bloom!
Q: Would it be okay to feed your Omega Horseshine® to our dogs, cats and goats?
A: Actually, both dogs and goats (and pot-bellied pigs or rabbits if you have them) would do very well on our Omega Horseshine® -- fed at the rate of 1 teaspoon for every 20 pounds of animal weight. Your cats will only need a very little sprinkled on their food to get the benefits.
Q: Is the relationship between the supposed suppression of thyroid function and cyanogenic glycosides in flax a valid concern in supplementing a 1,200 pound horse with 1/2 cup ground flax seed (Omega Horseshine®) per day?
A: Flax contains cyanogenic glycosides. Under extreme conditions (pH1 or less), cyanide can be produced – but has never been reported to happen in mammals. Instead, cyanate is produced which is non-toxic. The US FDA did a study in which they fed 10, 20, and 40% of the diet as flax and found no harmful effects of any sort.
Within the context of everything else a 1200 pound horse would be eating, there is very little likelihood 1/2 cup of ground flax seed will have any significant effect on thyroid function. Even less likely if the diet is properly fortified with selenium, which is required to detoxify the antithyroid factors. Frankly, if suppression from a dietary factor is suggested, you should be much more suspicious of soy.
If you are still concerned, would simply suggest that you monitor thyroid function tests before starting and six weeks after starting, with no other dietary or management changes in between.
Q: I read somewhere that the ground flax in Omega Horseshine® can replace psyllium husks for routine prevention of sand colic in horses (as opposed to using Sand Clear tm). Is that right?
A: Yes, the premium, stabilized, ground, fortified flax seed used in Omega Horseshine®, Omega Antioxidant and Omega Grande® 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 discontinue psyllium, if you supplement with Omega Horseshine® everyday -- plus your horse will have the benefit of Omega-3 essential fatty acid for a beautiful coat and optimal health.
Top 6 Industry Comparison
|Omega Horseshine®||BioFlax 20||Grand Coat||Simply Flax||Nutra-Flax||Omega-3F||Horse Flax|
|Manufacturer||Omega Fields, Inc.||Horse Tech||Grand Meadows||Manna Pro||Horse Tech||Kaufman's||Horse Flax LLC|
|Feed Amount (Avg) (ounces)||2 to 4 ounces||1 ounce (1 scp)||2 ounces (2scps)||2-8oz, recommend 4 oz||2-6 oz daily, recommend 4 oz||1-6 oz daily,||1-2 oz reccomended, up to 4 oz daily|
|Size (#)||4.5 / 20 / 50||5 / 20 / 40||5 / 10 / 20||8||12 / 20 bag / 20 pail / 40||4 / 8 / 16||7.5 / 20 / 50|
|Servings||36 / 100 / 250||80 / 320 / 640||40 / 80 / 160||32||48 / 80 / 80 / 160||16 / 32 / 64||60 /160 /400⁶|
|Cost $||26.50 / 57.50 / 114.50||40.95 / 117.95 / 223.95||29.95 / 49.95 / 94.95⁸||25.95⁸||36.95 / 53.95 / 51.95 / 81.95||32.00 / 56.00 / 96.00||59.95 / 119.95 / 199.95|
|Cost $/day||.74 / .36 / .29||0.51 / 0.37 / 0.35||0.75 / 0.62 / 0.59||0.81||0.77 / .67 / .65 / .51||2.00 / 1.75 / 1.50||1.00 / .75 / .50|
|Main Ingredient||Stabilized Human Food Grade Flax||Food Grade Full-Fat Milled Flaxseed||Flaxseed Meal||All natural flaxseed||Food Grade Full-Fat Milled Flaxseed||Ground Flax Seed||Ground Cold Milled Flax|
|2nd Ingr.||Yeast Culture (Diamond V Yeast)||Yeast Culture||Rice Bran||X||Calcium Carbonate||Yeast Culture||not provided|
|3rd Ingr.||Ground Oats||Biotin Supplement||Soy Grits||X||X||Fish Oil||not provided|
|Flax ingredient||Ingredient #1||Ingredient #1||Ingredient #1||Ingredient #1||Ingredient #1||Ingredient #1||Ingredient #1|
|Omega 3/serv||21,000mg = 4 oz 10,500 mg= 2 oz||3,000 mg||10,000 mg||21,000mg = 4 oz 10,500 mg= 2 oz||6.0 g = 1 oz||3610 mg = 1 oz||20.0%|
|Omega 6/serv||3,375 mg = 2 oz||1,000 mg||2,750 mg||mft states this product has no Omega-6||1.6 g = 1 oz||Not available||6.00%|
|Ratio 3:6||3.1 to 1||3 to 1||3.6 to 1||NA||3.75 to 1||Not available||3.3 :1|
|NON GMO?||NON GMO||GMO||GMO||GMO||NON GMO||GMO||NON GMO|
|Shelf Life||18 months||6 months +||6 months +||12 months||6 months||60 days or less||2 years|
² Omega Horseshine cost per day was calculated at a serving size of 2 ounces = 72 ounces in 4.5#, so 26.50$ / 36 = 0.74cents
⁴ Omega Horseshine cost per day was calculated at a serving size of 2 ounces = 320 ounces in 20#, so 57.50$ / 160 = 0.36cents
⁵ Omega Horseshine cost per day was calculated at a serving size of 2 ounces = 800 ounces in 50#, so 114.5$ / 400 = 0.29 cents
⁶ cost per day using 2 ounces to better compare to OHS daily serving
⁸ prices reflected are not including SHIPPING