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  1. #1
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    Aug. 11, 2008

    Default Horse Doesn't Like Flax

    Does anyone out there have a horse that doesn't like Flax? I've tried whole flax, SmartOmega, and Omega Horseshine, and he just gradually stops eating his feed.

    I recently had to take him off TC Senior, and put him on Legends Perf Pelleted because they added flax to the formula for TC Senior and he just gradually stopped eating it. He wolfs down the Legends.

    I'd like to get the extra Omega 3's into him, but if he doesn't like flax, what else, besides fish oil, can I give him? As picky as he is, I doubt he'd take to fish oil.
    Lowly Farm Hand with Delusions of Barn Biddieom.
    Witherun Farm

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul. 2, 2003
    Woodland, Ca


    Sunflower seeds?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul. 22, 2007


    Cocosoya oil is another good one to try, and they do make a wheat germ oil, but I don't know how well it works/how healthy it is.
    "On the back of a horse I felt whole, complete, connected to that vital place in the center of me...and the chaos within me found balance."

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun. 13, 2009


    i have four horses and only one will eat flax! the mare eats a cup of flax a day but it took a few years of small ammounts of flax on and off and eventually miss picky has decided it is actually food. one gelding will not eat it at all and the other two geldings will eat some of it but not finish it and they are piggies. so i finally give up and after the mare finishes this bag im not buying it anymore. i just wanted shinier horses haha. oh and one of my goats loves it, very shiny goat LOL
    i know lots of people who feed flax and all their horses eat it, but i guess i just lucked into picky horses!

    if you want him to be shiny canola oil or BOSS should work. but if you are just looking to increase omega 3s i think they would be pointless since they are so high in omega 6s . fish oil might be worth a try, or actually what about flax oil? could you possibly sryinge it into his mouth each day if he doesnt like it on his feed?

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