Wild Fed Horse is about creating products as nature intended… using ingredients that animals would normally eat in their wild state, and are as unprocessed as possible.
Wild Fed Horse Feed is…
- Whole foods based
- Free of Corn
- Free of Soy
- Free of Sweeteners
- Free of Industry “By-products”
Why Whole Foods?
All the vitamins and minerals in this feed come from its ingredients, with the exception of vitamin E and selenium. Traditional feeds use filler foods as a base and then supplement with vitamins and minerals. Isolated nutrients lack the complexity of the whole-foods based form and thus, lack the spectrum of nutrients.
Wild Fed Horse: creating products as nature intended…using ingredients that animals would normally eat in a wild state, as unprocessed as possible.
Wild Fed Horse Feed is…
Free of Corn
- Corn is high in Omega 6’s, low in Omega 3’s
- Omega 6’s are inflammatory, Omega 3’s are anti-inflammatory
- Eating corn promotes inflammation in the body
- Corn creates an acidic stomach pH
- Acidic pH creates a more hostile environment for the beneficial or “good” bacteria and a good environment for the pathogenic or “bad” bacteria
Free of Soy
Many feeds include soy which, is not only a food that horses would never naturally eat but it also contains natural toxins and anti-nutrients:
- Soy contains enzyme inhibitors that disrupt protein digestion
- Soy contains haemagglutanin which promotes blood clotting
- Soy contains goitrigens that can contribute to the formation of goiters, which older horses are particularly susceptible to developing
- Soy is high in phytates, which bind certain minerals such as zinc and calcium, making them less absorbable.
Free of Sweeteners
Sweeteners such as molasses are a by-product of the sugar industry and are added to feeds to make them more palatable. Horses, like humans, are susceptible to sugar dysregulation disorders and should avoid refined sugars or any additional sugars in the diet. Refined sugars have been stripped of some of their nutrient values during processing and actually steal nutrients from the body in order to be utilized.
Free of industry by-products
Soybean meal, wheat middling’s, peanut hulls, dried beet pulp and rice bran are all by-products of other industries and are an inexpensive way to add bulk to feeds, but are not foods that horses would naturally eat. They lack the full spectrum of nutrients required by horses. Additionally, many of these feedstuffs are inflammatory, difficult to digest, and high in sugar and starch.
Free of Flax
Flax is a wonderful source of omega 3’s which are anti-inflammatory, but unfortunately once ground, flax goes rancid very quickly. Rancid fats cause oxidation of cells leading to free radicals and early cell death.
This is why we use chia instead of flax in our formula.
Wild Fed Horse Feed. Just as Nature Intended
Contains Trace Minerals
Because this is a whole-foods based feed, we are not adding isolated nutrients. This feed contains many trace minerals, not found in traditional feeds, which are important for optimal cellular functioning.
Contains Chia Seeds
Chia is an ancient superfood, extremely rich in Omega 3’s, protein, anti-oxidants, as well as many other nutrients such as calcium, manganese and phosphorus. In addition to its high nutrient value, chia aids in digestion, stabilizes blood sugar levels and boosts energy and stamina. Chia has a long shelf life, over 10 times that of flax, and unlike flax does not need to be ground to be digested.
Horses naturally graze on certain herbs such as dandelion. These herbs provide them with additional nutrients and contain medicinal qualities such as strengthening liver function and alleviating digestive upset and achy joints