Two great ways to add Hemp to your horse's ration:
Hemp Hearts and Hulls:
Hemp hulls are the shell of the Hemp seed that remains after the seed (heart) has been removed for processing. During the de-hulling process approx. 20% of the seed remains, resulting in a highly nutritious blend of Hemp hearts & hulls. Hulls are an excellent source of fibre and essential amino acids, and due to the presence of Hemp hearts, provide the essential fatty acids Omega 3 and 6.
Why feed Hemp hearts & hulls?
Hemp hearts & hulls is low in sugar and starch as well as containing useful levels of digestible fibre (almost 30%). Hearts & hulls can be fed to all classes of horses including those with grain intolerance's or metabolic issues. Hemp hearts & hulls are an excellent source of high quality protein (20%) which supports muscle function, nutrient absorption, and other important body functions. Hemp hearts & hulls contains oil, mostly in the form of the essential fatty acids Omega 3 and 6, also Omega 9. Omega 3’s have anti-inflammatory benefits which support joint and immune system function. Typical feeding rate is ½-2 cups per day dependent on the horse’s condition and energy requirements.
Hemp Seed Oil:
Whole hemp seeds are used to create hemp seed oil which naturally has slightly less than three times more omega-6 than omega-3 fatty acid. While this fatty acid profile of hemp seeds doesn’t match the higher omega-3 content of flaxseeds, the hemp provides an omega-6 fatty acid called gamma linolenic acid (GLA).
GLA is somewhat unique among omega-6 fatty acids in that, unlike most omega-6 fats, research shows it supports anti-inflammatory processes in other animals. It’s not found in flaxseed or other oils commonly fed to horses, whereas in hemp oil GLA makes up about 3% of the fat composition. Fat from hemp oil is about 76% polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) as compared to flax oil, which is about 66% PUFA. Horses and small animals find hemp oil very palatable
100% Australian, pure, cold-pressed hemp oil can be added to any ration for superior health and well-being. 20-150ml per day, added on top of the feed. Less than 0.3% THC.