Handling Aggression In Horses

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Expect it. Accept it. But understand it as well. Aggressiveness is part of every horse’s behavioral repertoire to varying degrees, a normal phenomenon. Horses can behave aggressively – pin back their ears, kick, bite, or charge – to protect their foals, maintain their position within the herd, defend themselves, and compete sexually. But there is a limit; if your horse’s aggressive behavior threatens the safety of other horses and humans, you’ll need to step in and change that behavior. Before you try to create a “beauty” out of your “beast”, though, you need to understand why the animal is aggressive. Start with…


If you notice an increase in your horse’s aggression level, whether sudden change or gradual, have your veterinarian examine the animal. Chronic pain – like the pain associated with navicular disease and arthritis, can make horses irritable and highly reactive to minor discomfort; so can sudden changes like that caused by an abscess. Continue reading Handling Aggression In Horses

Omega Fields Donates to World Para Reining International Championship

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin – Omega Fields, Inc. is looking forward to the upcoming 1st ever World Para International Championship that will be held November 12-14th in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the 2016 AQHA World Championship Show! There will be a Jog, Team Competition, as well as an Individual Competition. Riders attending the International Championship will also have the opportunity to participate in a clinic at Apex Ranch with Lisa Coulter, founder of WPR, November 8-11th.

Omega Fields is excited to have been able to donate ten (10) one month supplies of its flagship product, Omega Horseshine (https://www.omegafields.com/equine-products/omega-horseshine-30.html) for class winners at the show. Also donated, Omega Nibblers (https://www.omegafields.com/equine-products/omega-nibblers.html and Omega Nibblers Lo Sugar & Starch (https://www.omegafields.com/equine-products/omega-nibblers-low-sugar-starch.html) treat sample packs for each contestant at the show! Product brochures for all of Omega Fields horse supplements and treats will be included in each contestants welcome bag.
“I have been a long time user of Omega Fields Omega Horseshine. It make my horses shine and glow like nothing else. Not only do they shine but their skin and feet have improved after being on Horseshine. I am super excited to have Omega Fields donating samples to World Para Reining International Event! As a long time user of the Omega Fields Horseshine I can’t wait to share this wonderful product with everyone attending this event. Thank You Omega Fields for an amazing product and for your support of World Para Reining.” states Danielle Koeppen.
Para reining is a competitive sport designed for riders with physical disabilities. World Para Reining (WPR) is an organization organized by para-equestrians for para-equestrians and has gained momentum in countries across the world and created the foundation for para-reining. The sport is judged on the performance of the horse and rider as a team. Riders are NOT judged on their level of disability. Per Lisa Coulter, founder of WPR in 2013, “There were some great organizations getting involved, but as they’re so busy with their current programs, Para was important to them, but time-consuming. There needed to be an organization dedicated solely to fostering the Para Reining program.” Thus began the start of WPR. “One of my visions was to get Para Reining to the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI). As an FEI rider myself, I know the AQHA and NRHA programs would not meet the FEI criteria, so to get the FEI’s attention we would need to create an organization that showed Reining could fit into the FEI Para program. On top of that we also needed to create a Para program that was inclusive and international. You can now take part in WPR classes in US, Canada, Germany Austria and Japan and they are currently in talks to hold classes in UK, Australia, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Italy and Poland among others!” With this year’s International event, they are well on their way to reaching their goals!

To learn more about the World Para Reining, visit their website, www.worldpararening.org or how you can be part of the upcoming international championship, Contact: Lisa Coulter | 8317 FM 455 | Pilot Point | Texas | 76258 | 214-701-4416

About Omega Fields
Omega Fields® mission is to offer the finest quality, most nutritious products at fair prices, and to provide outstanding customer service. Omega Fields wants its customers to have exceptional experiences with their products, staff, websites and retailers.

Omega Fields is the first manufacturer in the animal health industry to use human-grade, non-GMO stabilized ground flaxseed, rich in fiber and antioxidants, and containing the optimum ratio of the full spectrum of Omega 3, 6, and 9 Fatty Acids for equine, canine, poultry and human nutrition. The innovative use of flaxseed milled with a unique stabilization technology ensures long shelf life and superior quality for Omega Fields’ products.

Contact: Allison Kuhl _ Director of Business Development, Omega Fields

Omega Fields at Massachusetts Equine Affaire 2016

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin – Omega Fields, Inc. announces that it will be at the 2016 MA Equine Affaire in W. Springfield, MA on November 10-13, 2016. This year we will be our 3rd year partnering with Cheshire Horse for the retail sales of our products at booth #509 and #510 in the Better Living Center Building. The Cheshire Horse will be providing a gift with purchase and show discounts on all products. Again this year, there will be a FREE 6 month Omega Horseshine (https://www.omegafields.com/equine-products/omega-horseshine-29.html) product giveaway from Omega Fields – all you have to do is sign up at the booth for your chance to win. Other product giveaways include NEW Omega Nibblers Low Sugar & Starch horse treats (https://www.omegafields.com/equine-products/omega-nibblers-low-sugar-starch.html) and NEW Omega Smart Hearts soft baked dog treats. (https://www.omegafields.com/canine-products/omega-smart-hearts.html). Also available for sale & to order will be Saddle Right saddle pads and general manager, Janette Freeman will be at the booth to answer any questions you may have. Continue reading Omega Fields at Massachusetts Equine Affaire 2016

A Better Understanding of Guaranteed Analysis -Why units: % min/max , PPM and IU are used

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Components in the diet that are present in larger amounts will be listed as % . In a traditional feed, that would include crude fiber, fat, protein and the macrominerals Ca and P. It is optional to include more information on a feed tag. If the items are in large enough quantities, it makes sense to list them in %. Calcium and P are always listed in mins/max – it allows some flexibility as feedstuffs naturally have some variation, but the manufacturer has to provide the customer the assurance they fall within that range.

Components that are found in smaller quantities, the trace minerals are listed in ppm. Although most people still think in pounds, I always prefer to think about ppm in mg/kg. The reason I do so is that the requirements for these nutrients are always listed in mgs, so it just makes sense to get that answer right away.

IU are international units which are only used for vitamins. Because vitamins act as catalysts , their unit of measure is relative to the amount of activity they have. Each vitamin will actually have a different weight required for its international unit. Of course, some vitamins are actually listed in concentration by weight, however A, E and D will all be as IU.

Essentially, macronutrients will always be in %, micronutrients in ppm, and A, D, and E in IU.

Omega Fields Spokesperson, Hallie Hanssen Reserve Champion at LG Pro Classic Futurity

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin – Omega Fields, Inc. is proud to congratulate and announce one of its spokespeople, Hallie Hanssen for a successful LG Pro Classic Futurity in Kinder, LA last weekend. Hallie and Tres Movidas (owned by Tom Jacobs) were reserve champions, earning $12,500. Hallie feeds Omega Horseshine® (https://www.omegafields.com/equine-products/omega-horseshine-29.html) and Omega SureGut™ (https://www.omegafields.com/equine-products/omega-suregut.html) to her futurity and derby barrel horses. She also uses Omega Nibblers® as her go to Omega-3 based horse treat (https://www.omegafields.com/equine-products/omega-nibblersr.html).

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