Carlos Patino, Farm Manager of Ramspring Farm in Frankfort, KY, decided to take the US Chia Challenge. He fed three of their Thoroughbred yearlings chia seeds from March until September, until the horses were sold.
"The chia seeds really helped with their coats and put on a lot of shine," Carlos told us. "They really loved the chia. They had no problems digesting the seeds, and in fact, the horses all had really healthy appetites."
Carlos also noticed that the chia fed horses weren't as high strung as before.
His suggestion about feeding chia seeds: "The earlier the better. I put them on chia in March and they recovered from the dry skin from their winter coat much faster than the other horses. I recommend feeding chia at least 90-120 days before you plan on selling a horse." Carlos felt that the better body definition and coat helped their farm get higher than estimated sale prices for all three horses.
Carlos was really happy with the results and thought chia was good for his horses in all aspects. Because pictures are worth more than words, you can check out the horses below:
We met Kaitlyn at Equine Affaire in Massachusetts last fall, where she picked up a bucket of US Chia Seeds for her horse Baron. We'll just let Kaitlyn speak for herself:
"We have been LOVING our US Chia seeds as part of our feeding/supplement regimen for our horse, Baron. He is a coming 10 year old Thoroughbred x Holsteiner gelding. There is a noticeable difference in his overall physical appearance...
Festin recently completed the US Chia 90 Day Challenge. His owner, Tracy, couldn't be happier with the results:
"We wrapped up our challenge and I just signed up for recurring shipment! Love the product and so does my boy! With NO work he is looking fab! I cannot wait to get him back into work...