For the horse lover, our horses are more than just our pets. They are our partners, our friends, and often a way for us to escape the stresses of the "real world." With our horses offering so much to us, the least we can do is provide them with the utmost attention and care.
Supporting your horse's health ensures they maintain condition, remain sound, and are healthy from the inside out, allowing them to feel their very best so we can continue to enjoy our time spent with them - whether that's riding on a casual trail, competing at high level shows, or enjoying them from the ground.
Adding hemp to the diet of your horse can provide a fantastic supplement to balance his or her current feed. Hemp provides a range of benefits for horses, from anti-inflammatory relief for conditions such as Queensland Itch, to boosting weight and condition, providing a cool, slow release energy source for competition horses, and supporting the joints of working and performance horses.
Fibre is the main source of energy for horses. Horses are “hindgut fermenters” - that is, the bacteria in their hindgut is what digests most of their food. Fibre that is broken down and digested in the hindgut creates energy for the horse!
Hemp has a high protein content, and is a benefit for many different reasons. Protein is essential for growth and development, for skin, coat and hoof condition, for lactation in breeding mares, and for repair and development of muscle tissue.
Essential Fatty Acids (Omegas):
Thanks to the properties of one of the Omega-6 fatty acids - Gamma Linolenic Acid, that produces anti-inflammatory prostaglandins in the body - hemp seeds are highly anti-inflammatory. These are highly beneficial for horses with conditions such as arthritis, laminitis, digestive issues or skin conditions.
At Doonan Feed Co, we understand that every horse has different requirements. How do you choose which of our products best suits your horse?
Equine Hemp & Flax Oil:
Both Hemp Seeds and Flax Seeds contain an abundance of healthy Essential Fatty Acids (Omegas) that are required for your horse’s health. If your horse needs a bit of extra condition, you want to promote a shiny, healthy coat, and support your horse’s joints, then our Equine Hemp & Flax Oil is the perfect way to provide your horse with all the essentials he needs.
Equine HEMP Condition Powder:
For the horse that needs to develop or repair muscle and topline, build condition, or needs extra support throughout high intensity work, our HEMP Condition Powder is the perfect choice to add to your horse’s diet. A finely packed pouch of Hemp Protein - our Condition Powder supports the joints, provides anti-inflammatory properties, helps to repair and build essential protein for muscle development, and ensures your horse looks and feels their best.
Olsson’s Green Caviar Mineral Block
High oxalate pastures are an issue for horse owners around the world, and parts of Australia are no different. For horses grazing on high oxalate grasses, the threat of Big Head Syndrome is very real. Ensuring your horse has access to a high quality calcium supplement like a block or loose lick is critical, and the Olsson’s Green Caviar mineral block combines essential minerals with the anti-inflammatory properties of hemp seed meal, to provide a mineral block that not only protects your horse from Big Head Syndrome, but boosts and supports their health too.
100% Natural, and totally Chemical Free!
Hemp is an incredibly powerful and versatile plant, and has its own natural defences against pests. This means hemp is a sustainable crop that can be grown without the use of pesticides, and also has no need for chemical fertilisers. We are proud to produce a product that is all natural, and contains no chemicals. Just pure, healthy nutrition for your horse.