Why use Fourflax Equine Flax Seed Oil for Horses

By: Fourflax  05-Apr-2012

Feeding Flax Seed Oil to your horse on a daily basis could do wonders for their overall health.  Due to the high content of Omega 3 and the nature of the oil, it has huge health benefits and can keep your horse looking and feeling amazing!

Feeding Flax Seed (or Linseed) to horses is a time- honoured practice in many stables. For centuries horse owners have fed Flax Seed for a glossier, easier to groom coat, stronger hooves, improved condition, fitness and performance - modern scientists and vets have proven its efficacy is due to Omega 3.  (It is important to note that Linseed and Flax Seed are the same thing.  Flax Seed Oil is the name given to Linseed Oil when it is produced to Food Grade standards rather than industrial standards.  Everything we produce here at Fourflax meets Food Grade standards, and so we call our products Flax Seed rather than Linseed. 


Now with the availability of Equine Flax Seed Oil and the high concentration of Omega 3 that is present in this product, horse owners can easily administer this health-giving supplement to their animals, without the need for getting messy and trying to boil linseed!

Flax Seed Oil provides a rich natural source of Omega 3, an essential fatty acid (EFA) that is not generally present in many horse feeds. Like all animals, horses cannot manufacture this essential fatty acid which is so important for their overall health.

As little as 30ml per day may be needed for general maintenance of your horses coat, joints and hooves, and results should be seen within 10-14 days of first feeding.  For further instructions on how much to feed your horse, visit our


Omega 3 rich Flax Seed Oil- A 100% natural horse feed supplement that:

  •   Maintains supple, healthy skin and incredibly soft and shiny coats
  •   Builds stronger hooves that are more resistant to cracking
  •   Can treat and prevent chronic inflammatory conditions such as arthritis
  •   Controls allergic reactions such as sweet itch
  •   Strengthens the immune system while modulating the inflammatory response
  •   Provides a high energy source for working and racing horses and can help to eliminate 'fizzing up' or bulking issues
  •   Provides cool energy and can help to calm nervous animals
  •   Can significantly decrease recovery times following strenuous exercise, and can prevent 'tying up' and cramping

In general, Flax Seed Oil supports your horse's immune, circulatory and structural systems and promotes overall health. By simply pouring over the daily feed, you are looking after their health from the inside out.

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Daily Costs of Feeding Fourflax Equine Flax Seed Products

We suggest feeding roughly one cup per day for general health and maintenance, and increasing this amount when higher levels of protein and/or dietary fibre are required. Want to know how much it will cost to feed Flax Seed Oil or Flax Seed Flake to your horse. Costs and daily feeding rates shown are for 1 horse per day.


Fourflax Equine Flax Seed Products for Horses

However, very few horse feeds contain sufficient amounts of Omega 3, and it is this lack of Omega 3 and too much Omega 6 that is often cited as the cause for several inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and skin problems. Flax Seed Oil will provide fantastic results in terms of soft, shiny coats and the energy provided, but the key advantage of using Flax Seed Oil over other readily available oils is the Omega 3 content.