Fiber

Limiting Starch in the Performance Horse

There are lots of different opinions today when it comes to added energy sources for performance horses. Here is one to consider that I feel makes the most sense:

The horse evolved as a grazing herd animal. All of their nutritional needs were met by the ground that they stood upon, and if predation was light, and water plentiful they may not travel at a faster pace than a trot for most of their life. In ideal conditions, they thrived and their energy demands were easily met.  I guess you could say that life was good.

Why We Use Stabilized Rice Bran

Since we introduced Stabilized Rice Bran to the equine nutrition market, we have proven the advantages that can be gained by using this food grade ingredient to replace higher starch feed ingredients in your horses feeding program.  Stabilized Rice Bran is high in natural vegetable fat (18% to 20%), is a good source of fermentable fiber and provides quality protein. It is also a source of over 100 identified antioxidants and the most commonly recognized natural source of Gamma Oryzanol. Stabilized Rice Bran has a one year shelf life to guarantee that you get what you pay for.

Coconuts in Horses

It seems that every few months a new nutritional fad appears with wild claims of the benefits to be realized from the latest new thing. A good friend in the cutting horse industry once told me , "if the big futurity was won by a horse eating only carrots, there would be nothing but orange manure in the cutting pens for the next year.