Winter Diets and Omega 3

Winter Diets and Omega 3
5 January 2015 | Margaret Wilson

 

At this time of year Kentucky Karron Oil is of great benefit and will add a great shine to your horse’s coat.

Unusually, there was a recording clash on our Sky Plus box in my house. Normally Saturdays are reserved for The Morning Line and Channel 4 Racing. This was particularly imperative one weekend in November when one of the most important meetings of the national hunt autumn season was underway in Cheltenham. However, I had selected the final of the Global Champions Tour in Doha, also for recording. Fortunately we were able to compromise and himself got to watch all the racing uninterrupted, live.

The Global Champions Tour final meanwhile played out in Doha, with Scott Brash and his horse Hello Sanctos taking the top spot overall with a 4th place finish in the Grand Prix. The run-up Rolf Goran Bengtsson was the superstar of the competition in Doha, winning the Grand Prix and finishing level on points with Brash. Brash however had one more competition win, securing him the title. Bengtsson’s horse, Casall ASK, was superb on the night, jumping one of only 2 triple clear rounds and no time faults. All of this coming at the end of a long show jumping season.

While show jumping at the level of the GCT is a professional undertaking, many people begin their equestrian competition career in pony show jumping and continue in amateur or national leagues. I realised while watching GCT how incredible these horses appear, clearing tall uprights and wide oxers, maintaining their stride and position through combinations, all whilst going against the clock. Also, these horses seem to literally shine on the television. No wonder a shiny coat is associated with good health and performance.

For any horse, top level show jumper to happy hacker, supplementing with Kentucky Karron Oil at this time year is very beneficial and will add shine to your horse’s coat. Not only that, the Omega 3 essential oils it contains are necessary for overall health, but typically low in the winter diet of most horses.

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