Sunday, November 18, 2012

Horse Supplements

Many horse owners have a very difficult time deciding what to complement their horses forage with to ensure they get everything they need. After years of trials with different grains and supplements I have finally settled with a product called Cbiscuit. Besides Cbicuit, all I offer my horses is free choice hay, loose salt and water as well as a small amount of Rice Bran mixed with the CBiscuit. I have also started my bull calves on this diet and actually started giving my dogs the CBiscuit. Below I will list the ingredients and the benefits of each!

CBiscuit Ingredients!

Designed as an additive to pasture of hay, CBiscuit has no by-products, non-nutritional hulls, middlings, waste products, chemicalized foods, added sugars or GMO's!

Oats - Oats have about 47-53% starch, which is less than other whole grains. Oat starch is more digestible than the starch in corn or barley and less likelyto cause problems like founder or colic, so oats are considered the safest grain. Research has shown that oats contain high levels of other antioxidants that act to fortify the vitamin E. 
Wheat - High in carbohydrate energy.
Barley - Improves muscle tone.
Timothy Grass Hay 
Organic Alfalfa
Organic Flax - High in Omega 3's
Whole Sunflower Seeds - High in Omega 6's
Whole Pumpkin
Pumpkin Seeds - Pumpkin can work as a natural dewormer and detoxer for horses.
Organic Nutritional Yeast - Helps with a healthy 'gut' by promoting fermentation and providing natural B Vitamins.
Organic Bentonite Clay - High in minerals, cleans intestinal track, a natural chelator of herbicides & chemicals.
Kelp - Removes radiation, high in minerals and trace minerals.
Traditional Chinese medicine uses kelp to treat enlarged thyroid glands, swelling, cysts, liver problems, tumors and phlegm. More info on kelp:
The natural and supplemental ingredients in CBiscuit have been known to help with inflammation, hoof & hair condition, digestive disorders, palatability, joint health, disposition, strengthening the immune system & other common concerns.

The pellets are formed from a low heat process that retains and activates the enzymes and nutrients.

A cup per day per horse is all that's needed to balance your horse.

A 25 lb box is $52.50 and I am now distributing CBiscuit to those who are interested in Western and Central Maine.

I feed loose salt free choice to the horses because they are not designed to lick off the lick blocks you can buy from the store. I feed the rice bran also for these benefits:
Not only is RB a highly palatable fat source, it also has a few other benefits:It contains gamma oryzanol. Gamma oryzanol is thought to help muscle repair and rebuilding. Many horse owners have reported increased lean muscle mass in horses that are on RB.
It has a significant amount of fiber in addition to the fat. The fiber in the RB makes it less likely to cause digestive upset than other calorie sources that contain large amounts of starch.
For more info on Rice Bran, go here!

Here are some pointers about other ingredients:
  1. Most feed contains high amounts of corn and corn gluten. Corn is usually a GMO seed stock, produced with chemicals and herbicides. Why is it used to such a great extent? It is very economic, it is high in starch to help bind the pellets together and the corn gluten will elevate the protein content. Corn is considered a high starch. Refined gluten tends to disturb the intestinal system because it is a glue. Many feed manufactures are moving away from using corn in horse feed.
  2. Wheat Middlings. Discarded left over bits of wheat after making flour. It is mostly flour.
  3. Distillers Dried Grains. Corn mash after distillation for the production of ethanol and alcohol.
  4. The majority of most feed is composed of soy. It has many forms from hulls, to meal, to oil, plant protein and dehulled soybeans. Many companies include several versions of soy in each product. The soybean used is most certainly of GMO stock, produced with chemicals and herbicides. Why is soy used to such a large extent? Economics. Many articles conclude that soy and soy oils are toxic and hard to digest for people and for horses and cows and do not promote health.
  5. Most feeds contain Plant Proteins. This is mainly the pulp of the soybean after extracting the oil and other nutrients. Its nutritional value is very questionable. Plant Proteins may also contain canola oil and flax.
  6. Molasses. Molasses is generally use to increase the 'palatability' of the feed mix. In other words, the feed would not taste good on its own. Horses appear to have similar reactions to humans when consuming concentrated sugars.... hyperactivity, nervousness and an addiction for more sugar.


  1. Wow, horse supplements seem like the way to go if you want to have a top performing horse!

  2. Nice post.We offer a broad vary of horse hoof supplements, creating it easier for you to find out the mix that suits the distinct wants of your horse.