Feeding horses vegetable oil
Many horses receive a spoonful of (2 tablespoons) vegetable oil daily on the food to create more shine and gloss in their fur. Vegetable oil also helps digestion and smooth muscles and joints in horses. Any vegetable oil is suitable to feed horses such as sunflower oil, soybean oil and linseed oil. Vegetable oil is oil derived from seeds.
Vegetable oil is a horse's source of energy. Compared to cereals, vegetable oil contains two to three times the amount of energy. The digestion of fat / vegetable oil occurs in the small intestine. The energy released is burned by the muscles, no lactic acid is released during this burn. This is true of starch and sugary energy. A build up of lactic acid can lead to muscle spasm.
Vegetable oil is a good horse source of energy, such as dressage, endurance and men. The energy of vegetable oil is slowly released and is hence also slowly available. Vegetable oil can be called a safe thickener for horses. Vegetable Oil only contains energy and fewer nutrients, but it must be out of the ration.
Many horses are less 'hot' on a rich ration than on a starchy ration. This can be both an advantage and a disadvantage. The advantage is that you can give the horse more energy, but he is not called "hot". One disadvantage is that a fatty ration contains many unsaturated fatty acids, in order to digest it, vitamin E is required. The vitamin E need increases as a result.
To provide this additional vitamin E requirement, you can use Hartog Energy Classic. Energy Classic contains high vitamin E content.
Vegetable Oil is better to mix with muesli than with brok. The inclusion of an vegetable oil-rich ration may be a problem, some horses do not like it and do not want to eat the food anymore. It is hence important to get used to the horse slowly getting used to vegetable oil. Maize oil is best found by most horses. In addition to the taste, it is slow to get used to, and important towards the change in metabolism, because the fatty acid burn goes up.