Flaxseed - An important ingredient for horses...

Posted by Winnie's Cookies on 5th Dec 2023

Horses nutritional needs are much like our own, individual. Their breed, size, grazing, soil content, age and stage for example all play a big role in what it is they need each day to be 'healthy. Despite each horse needing decidedly different things, some things remain the same in every horse. 'Everyday' Vitamins and minerals, such as flaxseed help enhance overall health and wellbeing and have shown to offer wonderful benefits to horses.

Flax Seed

Why is Flaxseed so good?

Keeping it fairly simple (no one needs a science class today right?), flaxseed is a great source of protein, water-soluble fibre and good fats. It has a unique fatty acid profile in fact.

Most of the fats come as two polyunsaturated fatty acids - their proper names are (LA) Linoleic Acid and (ALA) Alpha-Linolenic Acid. These LA's and ALA's are what you may know as 'Essential Fatty Acids (EFA)... A term you've no doubt heard.

Now these two fats, LA's and ALA's are very important to your horse's diet, they are however unable to be produced by horses themselves. These special fats can only come from being digested.

Adding flaxseed to your horse's daily rations (or by feeding Winnie's Cookies) you will be ensuring they are getting their much-needed dose of essential fatty acids.

What can Flaxseed help with in your horse?

Just some of the things Flaxseeds have been known to help with, with their essential fatty acids are :

  • Energy
  • Insulin Resistance Reduction
  • Hair and Hoof Strength
  • Heart Health
  • Joint and Ligament mobility
  • Reduction in inflammation 

Horse with Energy

What other health benefits are there with horses and flaxseed?

Fat Soluable vitamins need fats to be absorbed in the body. Vitamins like A, D, E & K can all be utilised more efficiently when they have healthy fat sources like Flaxseed. Not only those essential vitamins, but other nutrients need fats to be absorbed such as Turmeric (Curcumin), Resveratrol, Devils Claw and Boswellia.

How to introduce flaxseed to your horse easily and without fuss?

Ensure your horse doesn't miss out on all the goodness flaxseed has to offer by including it into their daily feed regime. One easy way is to feed them just 3 Winnie's Organic Cookies per day.

Natural. Fresh. Healthy. They are American's freshest organic horse treat, with a dose of love and nutrition in every one.

With a dedicated and loyal fanbase, Winnie's has been part of a winning formula for many horse breeders, trainers, owners and lovers across the U.S.A.

They come complete with :

  • 22 Vitamins, Trace Minerals and Amino Acids
  • Organic, Human Grade, Locally Sourced Ingredients
  • Baked Fresh Each Day
  • Low In Sugar (less than 1%)
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Winnie's Organic Cookies come with the benefits of these all-natural, organic ingredients.

Whole wheat, corn, barley, triticale, millet, rye, wheat bran, flaxseed, alfalfa seed, dulse, unsulphured molasses, blackstrap molasses, filtered water.

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