Yes! The entire line of Wholesome Blends® feeds and supplements are 100% soy-free for horses that have soy sensitivities and horse owners that prefer soy-free diets for their horses.
Traditionally, horse feeds high in fiber are the most commonly recommended feeds for senior horses, but it truly depends on whether or not the horse can still eat hay. Many aged horses have no issues eating hay, in which we recommend the best feed for their individual needs. Not sure what to feed your senior horse? We can help!
A senior horse feed, sometimes called complete feed, is simply a horse feed that contains at least 15% or higher levels of crude fiber, which allows it to be used as hay replacement, if necessary. Many times, senior feeds are appropriate when hay quality is poor, so horses of all ages can be fed senior horse feeds.
Successfully feeding performance horses starts with a quality hay source. We cannot emphasize enough how important good quality hay is, and it must be fed in appropriate quantities (2%+ of the horse’s body weight per day). Choosing the best horse feed for a performance horse then comes down to some intricate details based on the individual horse and how active they are. In general, we recommend a high fat horse feed (10%+), such as Wholesome Blends® Performance or Kalm Ultra®, in order to support the high energy demands of these horses. Why high fat? Fat is the most calorie dense energy source that we can provide a horse that also supports sustained, longer-lasting energy for optimal performance. Not sure what to feed your performance horse? We can help!
While adding additional omega-3 fatty acids to a horse’s diet isn’t traditionally necessary, there are situations that higher levels can be beneficial due to the natural anti-inflammatory properties of omega-3’s. A great way to add more omega-3’s to your horse’s diet is by supplementing with Wholesome Blends® Omega Plus oil. Comprised of hemp, flax and canola oils, Wholesome Blends® Omega Plus is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which support hair coat, body condition, immune health, exercise recovery and more!
Ration balancers are nutrient-dense to keep their feeding rates, and therefore calorie intake, very low. Though it depends on the size, life stage and work level of the horse, the average (1,100 lb) horse is fed 1-2 pounds of a ration balancer per day. To get the correct feeding rate for your horse, use our feeding rate calculator.