Feeding - Equine Chia

Feeding Instructions

Recommendations

These recommendations are based on research, science and actual experience with horses for best results. Please contact your veterinarian for more advise on changing feed rations for your horses.

Chia Seeds
  • We recommend feeding the seeds dry. Allow the seeds to absorb water in the digestive tract. As they expand, the soft fiber does incredible work.
  • Mixing Chia seeds with 1 cup PRE-SOAKED grass or alfalfa pellets makes a tasty "cereal" that horses enjoy.
  • Chia can be safely fed everyday. We recommend feeding daily 5 to 7 days/week.

Dosage

  • Feed 1/3 cup (about 2 oz.) for each horse on maintenance.
  • Feed 2/3 cup (about 4 oz.) intense loading dose for treatment of sand-clearing or ulcers for 10 to 20 days. Horses at competition, re-hab, seniors or weanlings may also benefit from the higher daily loading dose. 

Chia is a natural seed, which makes it easy to top-dress with grain supplements or feed alone. Chia can store up to two years in a dry container. Be careful to avoid extreme hot or cold temperatures. Do NOT get Chia wet, unless you intentionally want to feed a moist mash. Chia absorbs up to 10x its weight in water.