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tallgateminis

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Hi Everyone,

I have heard that many of you use flax seed to put a nice shine on your horses coat. I was just wondering what flax seed actually is and were you can buy it?

Also how much do you feed to your horses. I give my horses Super 14 right know. It works well and Im almost out of it, So I thought Id try something new and heard that Flax seed is the best supplement to get your horses shiny.

Any suggestions?
 

Jess P

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I feed flax seed and BOSS (black oil sunflower seed). I love both of the supplements. You can get flax seed from most feed stores especially those carrying bird food.

it looks like this

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and contains fat. I feed 1/4 of a cup each day in the morning.
 

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We use flax seed on our show horses. It is very good for them.. I was told though that you should grind it up in like a coffee grinder or somthing.. If they are left as seeds they wont digest all of them and wont get the full affect..
 

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We use flax seed on our show horses. It is very good for them.. I was told though that you should grind it up in like a coffee grinder or somthing.. If they are left as seeds they wont digest all of them and wont get the full affect..
 

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Well finally Josh,
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I knew we get a show secret tip out of you sooner or later.
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Thanks!
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Josh is right. You have to grind it in a coffee grinder - otherwise they will just poop them out.

And if you grind up a bunch during the warm months - if you don't use it the same day, store it in a covered container in the regrigerator. Flax seed will keep forever if kept dry and un-ground. But it goes bad quickly in warm humid weather after it has been ground.

You can get it at any feed mill. It's easier to find in the grain-belt areas, but if you ask, your local feed mill will get it for you.

And Josh....when are you going to make that big announcement??????
 

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[SIZE=14pt]Flax seed is a very fine seed..... you can get more out of it ground but you can also feed it whole. I put it whole into my feed and also my own yogurt![/SIZE]

Grinding Im told now , releases the omega oils more effectively. I like Jessica feed 1/4 cup per day.I think whole is better if you tend to have lots of sand. It will work like sand clear but with the benefit of omega 3 oils.

Lyn
 
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I have fed flax seed for two years and my horses have had beautiful coats even in the winter. I have a very long haired filly who is red and white and you can even see hers shine on the red right now in the winter. I also feed it whole. It also helps a little with the dry poops I get with one of my geldings, don't know why but has really added a touch of oil. HEHE
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