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Will More Grain Help My Horse Put on Weight?

When trying to put weight on your horse, it’s important to provide as close to a natural diet as possible. Also evaluate if the horse needs more digestible energy, calories, or if the horse is not properly utilizing the feed provided. Studies have shown when providing a balanced diet high in omega-3 fatty acids, the horse will actually utilize feed better. There are healthier alternatives to grain for weight gain, such as providing energy-dense flax oil, instead of adding more concentrates.