Praise Hemp for the Performance Horse

Clint Swales congratulates WLC Chex Dually Cat on a solid run. Photo Credit: HD2 Sports

There is a lot of talk about hemp oil as the new “it” supplement in the equine world. Praise Hemp, a division of Hempco, is working hand-in-hand with top veterinarians to deliver the best hemp-based supplement on the market today. So why choose hemp for your equine partner? As a relatively new food to western cultures, hemp is a tiny seed with gigantic nutritional benefits. Hemp seeds are a nutrient dense, all natural, low processed, easily digested form of healthy fats and exceptional source of plant-based protein. Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) are essential to tissue growth and help regulate many internal functions. EFA’s are by definition, essential because they can’t be produced by the body and must be obtained through diet for proper growth and body functioning.

Essential Amino Acids (EAA’s) are the building blocks found in protein and hemp offers an excellent protein quality which rivals many grains, as well as soy and whey. By supplementing hemp oil, topping and protein fiber to our equine’s diet, you may notice an improvement in immune system, energy, digestion, skin and coat, mobility, muscle health and cardiovascular health.

Appaloosa Stallion, Lets Go Higher, is coming off a successful World Championship Appaloosa Show, and is now headed to the NRCHA World Show with trainer, Clint Swales. Photo Credit: Larry Williams.

One of Canada’s top cow horse trainers, Clint Swales, has been using Praise Hemp supplements since August and has become a big believer in the products. “After trying Praise Hemp for a month I was already starting to see changes in my horses coats and overall body condition.” Swales stuck with Praise Hemp and says that he has been extremely happy with the results. “I have been feeding Praise Hemp to my show horses so far and it has helped them stay in awesome condition.”

Reined cow horse is a demanding western performance sport that requires horses to be on the top of their game. An exceptional feeding program is required to keep them feeling, and looking, their very best. Swales is keenly aware of the importance of his feed program as he prepares to head to the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions in Fort Worth, Texas from February 9-17. The NRCHA World Championship Show features the top horses and riders from each of the NRCHA’s eight geographic regions competing for World Championship titles in fourteen exciting events.

Swales will be taking the Appaloosa stallion, Let’s Go Higher to the NRCHA World Show for the open hackamore class, as well as his mare, Twice The Bet, for the World’s Greatest Horseman competition. In his trailer will also be Smart Like Solanos, owned and shown by Rod Honig, who will be showing in the non pro limited boxing class. Swales says, “all of my horses going to the NRCHA World Show are on the Praise Hemp Oil and Praise Protein Powder. I feed Hoffman’s Pro Fat along with the Praise Hemp line and it’s been working very well together so far.”

After using the Praise Hemp product line for the last six months, Clint Swales is a believer in the power of hemp.

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