As agribusiness tactics become sneaker and the contents of our own food changes it makes you wonder about what your animals are eating.
Every Purchase Matters
This goes without saying, but purchasing from socially and environmentally responsible sources is one of the few ways we can each do our part to encourage these practices.
They cost more, but they cost more to produce, and in the long run the cost is small to support sustainable and organic farming.
Feed the Best
Here is a list of places you can find organic feed and treats for our four legged equine friends.
Products made with organic ingredients built specifically to meet nutritional demands on modern equines. Their horse products are free of urea, chemicals, pesticides and antibiotics.
G. Coopersmith, LLC
Only organic and human-grade ingredients are used in their products and they provide a full list of ingredients and nutrition facts right on their website.
Genesis Organic Horse Feed
This feed is human grade, grown using organic farming methods, no pesticides, no herbicides and minimal processing. Then formulated to match the natural nutritional requirements of regular horses as well as those with special needs like broodmares, athletes and older horses.
Treats made with all organic ingredients, many of which were selected due to their healing and beneficial properties.
My Fine Equine
Their products are made specifically to focus on creating a healthy digestive system and detoxify the body. They offer health products as well.
They sell organic alfalfa hay in bale, cube, pellet and meal form.
Nature’s Best Organic Feeds
Nature’s Best isn’t for horses only, they sell organic food made for the whole farm. They have about 5 different horse feed options and sell to a worldwide market.
A family owned company in it’s fourth generation of business, they specialize in high quality food for pets and livestock in addition to horses.
Their treats come in a variety of flavors and they are 100% natural with no preservatives and where they can they purchase from locally grown sources.
Formulated by animal nutritionists, these feed options are geared towards specific types and needs of different animals.
The Organic Feed Company
Based in the UK, their products are made from organically grown cereals, pulses and legumes all farmed using sustainable methods. All ingredients are GM free and human quality.
Withers and Withers
It’s no secret horses love a sweet treat, and sugar cubes are highly processed and dyed white. This site offers treats made from organic, unprocessed (and fairly traded) raw cane sugar, milled flaxseed, molasses and infused with herbs. They also offer an option sweetened with stevia for insulin resistant animals.
If anyone knows of another source of organic feed or treats please let me know so I can add it to the list.
Stay tuned for more organic products – I’m trying to hunt as many down as I can.