Recently I was given the advice to give my horse Coconut oil, I decided to do research into the benefits for horses, I am aware that Coconut oil has huge health benefits for humans, so I was not that surprised to learn that it is amazing for horses as well. However I am the sort of person that likes to research and find out details before I decide to use something or not, there are so many products out there for absolutely everything, in fact perhaps too much choice.
I have a lot of faith in natural products without all the often unnecessary chemicals that are used in the majority of things nowadays. I have been giving my horses Coconut oil for two weeks now and honestly the difference, especially with Kai is really good, he has a shine to his coat now and he seems much happier in himself. For anyone that hasn’t read my previous pages, Kai has been poorly with Atypical Myopathy and was understandably run down afterwards, hence the reason for my decision to write about the benefits of Coconut oil.
Coconut oil is a natural antibiotic, the antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties found in Coconut oil have been known to researchers since the 1960s.
Improves Gut Health as it contains medium chain triglycerides that are easier to digest, absorb and convert to energy than traditionally used vegetable oils. It has also been reported to assist with Ulcers and Colic.
Entices Picky eaters, as most horses seem to love the taste.
Really good for Coat, Mane & Tail, as its easily absorbed into hair and skin.
“Cool” Energy source, Coconut oil is energy dense and yields about 2 times more energy than starch or protein. So giving the horse a readily digestible energy, without the “Hotness” that generally comes with high grain diets.
Mud Fever, research suggests that the anti microbial effects are perfect for treating mud fever and helping to prevent reinfection.
Hoof conditioner, apparently does wonders for dry cracked hooves.
I am having a great amount of success giving Coconut oil to my horses and will certainly be trying it for their hooves, manes and tails.
So all in all, I am really pleased with the benefits of Coconut Oil, its natural, inexpensive and best of all truly beneficial to both horses and humans, how great is that?
Best of luck if you decide to give Coconut Oil a try and I hope you see the benefits in your horse as I have in mine xx