February 2016

Omega 6 and Omega 3 Ratio in an Equine Diet

As more horse owners gain understanding about nutrition in the human body, there are always those who would consider the value of applying that new understanding to the horse. There are times when this is a good thing. I feel that, where the value of Omega 6 and Omega 3 essential fatty acids is concerned, this may be one of those times.

Feeding the Horsemen's Re-Union Colts

The 2014 Horsemen’s Re-Union event in Paso Robles gave horse enthusiasts an opportunity to watch some of the world’s best horsemen and horsewomen take a two year old and a three year old horse from the halter to a comfortable start under saddle in six days.

Reducing Grain in Your Feeding Program

Q: Why is it that I can take so much grain out of my horse’s diet and get a better result with only one pound of Renew Gold™?

Broken Pellets and Fine Material at the Bottom of Your Renew Gold™ Bag?

When some of the pellets break up in the bag the resulting material at the bottom of the bag is call “fines”.  Making a hard pellet that has minimal fines is not difficult if you add enough binding material. For visual appearance, this is typically what feed manufacturers do.  We took a different approach with Renew Gold™.

HYPP Positive Horses and Potassium Levels in Renew Gold™

The potassium level of Renew Gold is 1.5%.  Current research shows that HYPP positive horses benefit if a potassium level of 1% of the total diet can be maintained. That number limits many feeding options for effected horses. All grain based feed products will contribute some potassium to your horses diet.

Feeding Additional Supplements: What Stays and What Goes?

Good question. If you are feeding a coat conditioner, hoof conditioner, or probiotic, we generally faze those out as we use them up. It is also important to note that you will get better results from Renew Gold™ if you take any added oil out of the feeding program right away.

Ability to Reduce Hay Consumption While Feeding Renew Gold™

Q: Horse owners that feed Renew Gold often find that they can consequently feed less hay. It is well understood how owners can reduce other feeds, but what is the explanation for reducing hay as well?

Why We Use Flax

Flax is best known as a significant source of Omega 3 fatty acids and can help to optimize the balance of Omega 3 and Omega 6 in a formulation.  Flax is also an excellent source of vegetable fat and quality proteins. This third source of low starch digestible energy rounds out the Renew Gold™ formulation.

How Yeast Works in Horses

We have already discussed the fact that the digestive system of the horse evolved to use roughage (hay or pasture) as its primary source of energy. Digestion of this roughage relies on a healthy population of beneficial bacteria in the hind gut to assist in the breakdown of this most vital component in your horse’s diet.

Incorporating Renew Gold™ Into Your Feeding Program

We receive calls daily from customers asking how best to incorporate Renew Gold into their feeding program. To get the most out of Renew Gold, and the rest of your horses’ diet, you need to consider the entire feeding program, and what you are trying to accomplish.

Basic diet: