A whole foods based complete horse feed made from grasses, grains, seeds and herbs. Due to the nature of this product, shipping is not available. You can pick up in store or if you are not near a dealer that carries Wild Fed, you can order a sample bag and contact us or Wild Fed directly to get it in a store near you.
WILD FED HORSE FEED IS…
FREE OF CORN
- Corn is high in Omega 6’s, low in Omega 3’s
- Omega 6’s are inflammatory, Omega 3’s are anti-inflammatory
- Eating corn promotes inflammation in the body
- Corn creates an acidic stomach pH
- Acidic pH creates a more hostile environment for the beneficial or “good” bacteria and a good environment for the pathogenic or “bad” bacteria
FREE OF SOY
Many feeds include soy which, is not only a food that horses would never naturally eat but it also contains natural toxins and anti-nutrients:
- Soy contains enzyme inhibitors that disrupt protein digestion
- Soy contains haemagglutanin which promotes blood clotting
- Soy contains goitrigens that can contribute to the formation of goiters, which older horses are particularly susceptible to developing
- Soy is high in phytates, which bind certain minerals such as zinc and calcium, making them less absorbable.
FREE OF SWEETENERS
Sweeteners such as molasses are a by-product of the sugar industry and are added to feeds to make them more palatable. Horses, like humans, are susceptible to sugar dysregulation disorders and should avoid refined sugars or any additional sugars in the diet. Refined sugars have been stripped of some of their nutrient values during processing and actually steal nutrients from the body in order to be utilized.
FREE OF INDUSTRY BY-PRODUCTS
Soybean meal, wheat middling’s, peanut hulls, dried beet pulp and rice bran are all by-products of other industries and are an inexpensive way to add bulk to feeds, but are not foods that horses would naturally eat. They lack the full spectrum of nutrients required by horses. Additionally, many of these feedstuffs are inflammatory, difficult to digest, and high in sugar and starch.
FREE OF FLAX
Flax is a wonderful source of omega 3’s which are anti-inflammatory, but unfortunately once ground, flax goes rancid very quickly. Rancid fats cause oxidation of cells leading to free radicals and early cell death.
This is why we use chia instead of flax in our formula.
CONTAINS TRACE MINERALS
Because this is a whole-foods based feed, we are not adding isolated nutrients. This feed contains many trace minerals, not found in traditional feeds, which are important for optimal cellular functioning.
CONTAINS CHIA SEEDS
Chia is an ancient superfood, extremely rich in Omega 3’s, protein, anti-oxidants, as well as many other nutrients such as calcium, manganese and phosphorus. In addition to its high nutrient value, chia aids in digestion, stabilizes blood sugar levels and boosts energy and stamina. Chia has a long shelf life, over 10 times that of flax, and unlike flax does not need to be ground to be digested.
Horses naturally graze on certain herbs such as dandelion. These herbs provide them with additional nutrients and contain medicinal qualities such as strengthening liver function and alleviating digestive upset and achy joints
*Due to nature of product, standard shipping is not available through online storefront. Please contact us for available options, as we would love to get it to you!
Non-GMO Orchard Grass Non-GMO Alfalfa and Non-GMO Timothy Grass, Organic Oats, Sunflower Seeds, Chia Seeds, Organic Dandelion Leaf, Organic Rosehips, Organic Red Clover leaf and blossom, Organic Probiotic, Trace Mineral Salt, Organic Selenium Yeast and Organic Zinc Methionate.
Wild Fed Horse Feed is a whole foods based, complete feed made to mimic a horse’s natural diet. Made with Organic and Non- GMO ingredients.
FILLERS AND ISOLATED NUTRIENTS
Most horse feeds contain filler foods such as soybean hulls, peanut hulls, beet pulp and rice bran. These fillers foods are cheap and add bulk to the feed. Horses would never naturally eat these ingredients and they do not provide a balanced nutrient profile. Lacking the necessary nutrients, standard horse feeds will then have to add back in isolated synthetic vitamins and minerals to make it a balanced feed.
Wild Fed Horse Feed is made from whole foods: grasses grains, seeds and herbs, all of which are a part of a horse’s natural diet. No other product on the market contains a whole foods based feed, which has been formulated and laboratory tested to meet all of your horse’s daily nutritional needs without having to add in synthetic or isolated nutrients.
OMEGA PROFILES + INFLAMMATION
Most standard horse feeds are rich in Omega 6’s having a 1:8 ratio of omega 3’s to 6’s, which promote inflammation. Wild Fed Horse Feed is rich in omega 3’s, which are anti-inflammatory. Having a more balanced omega profile provides an anti-inflammatory food, which is critical for longevity and quality of life, especially for older horses.
All things considered it is our opinion that Wild Fed provides your horse with the best, most natural, horse nutrition on the market today!
IF YOUR HORSE HAS DAMAGED/WORN TEETH & CAN NO LONGER EAT HAY:
Wild Fed horse feed can be fed as the sole feed for your horse and no additional supplementation is necessary as it is a nutrient dense feed and provides your horse with all the nutrients it needs.
- When Wild Fed is the only feed to be given to your 1,000 lb horse, start with approx. 7-8 lbs of feed 2X/day
- If your horse is not gaining enough weight with this amount then add more
- Do not feed more than 10lbs feed per meal
- If your horse is gaining too much weight from this amount then reduce feed
- Allow 3-4 hours between meals if feeding more than 4-5lbs of feed at a time
- The amount of feed your horse requires depends on his/her activity level and breed
IF YOUR HORSE CAN STILL EAT HAY & YOU ARE USING THIS FEED TO ADD WEIGHT TO YOUR HORSE:
- Provide your horse with good quality hay and/or pasture, free choice salt and clean water
- Start with 2-4lb Wild Fed feed per day and increase as needed
- It could take 2-4 weeks before you notice results
- Wild Fed is a nutrient dense feed but additional supplementation may still be required if it is fed in smaller quantities
IF YOU ARE USING THIS FEED AS A TREAT:
- Give a cup of feed as a treat to your horse just cause you love them
- Give 2-4 cups after a long ride to provide extra calories
- If you are giving your horse other herbs or special supplements use this feed as a base to mix in your herbs so the horse will eat them
IF YOUR HORSE IS ALREADY OVERWEIGHT:
- This is a nutrient dense food and will be an added benefit to any horse’s diet but for an overweight horse, only give a small handful as a treat
IF YOU TRAVEL WITH YOUR HORSE:
- This is a great alternative to hay bails as it is more compact
- Bring Wild Fed feed with you on camping trips, long trailer rides or anyplace where hay is inconvenient
- 1 bag of horse feed is approximately equivalent to 1 bale of hay