Natalie Foutch Pro Barrel Racer
“Orville and I love SeaBuck 7! Orville’s palomino coat is a deep rich color but most importantly, I love how calm and focused Orville is at every run in the alley way! SeaBuck 7 is a must in my barn and especially on the road. The all natural anti-inflammatory, mental focus and overall health is so important to me. For these reasons, Orville has been on SeaBuck 7 for 6 years and counting.
I got a new horse started on SeaBuck 7 45 days ago. During the time on the road, she received 4 oz. daily, her coat is shiny and healthy, her mental focus and overall health is remarkable. Her appearance has improved dramatically in 45 days. Again, I cannot express enough on what this product does for my horses. Missy is a happy and much quieter horse.”
There are many different types of omega essential fatty acids, but the ones that benefit horses most are omega-3, omega-6 and omega-7. Omega fatty acids have numerous functions in your horse’s body but did you know that their benefits extend beyond skin and heart health?
In nature, horses consume more omega-3s than omega-6s, as their diet is grass and forage-based. While most modern horses consume plenty of forages like hay and alfalfa, the majority of performance horses consume grains to keep up with the demands of training and competition. Grains contain a lot of omega-6 fatty acids, which can throw their overall “balance” out of whack. The imbalance of omega-6 and omega-3 can lead to issues in the body, from problems with digestion and metabolism to loss of mental focus.
There is mounting evidence that high levels of omega-6 fatty acids in the body can adversely affect brain function in mammals, and has links to ADHD in humans. This includes decreases in cognition, mood and overall behavior.
How does this translate to trainers, riders and their mounts? Your horse may not be performing to his or her potential with a high omega-6 diet. He may not be focusing on the task at hand or may be more irritable. It may be something “deeper” that is contributing to these issues – instead of lameness, burnout or even boredom.
The market is packed with omega-3 fatty acid supplements for horses and many are fish-based powders that go rancid quickly. Even when fresh, many horses find it an unsavory addition to their daily ration.
Your horse is an herbivore – a natural vegan. Eating fish-based products is unnatural. You can help enhance his focus and performance with essential omega-3 and omega-7 fatty acids found in wild-crafted Himalayan sea buckthorn berry. The sea buckthorn plant has provided natural, nutritious forages for wild and domestic horses for thousands of years.
The Ancient Greeks wrote of its nutritional prowess and how their horses were healthier and shinier after grazing on the leaves and berries.
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