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Explanation of the oats effect?
You often hear that horses get too ‘hot’ when they are fed oats. After reading the above that makes sense. Oats contain a lot of carbohydrates, which is broken down to sugar, which is quickly available for the quick working muscles. But a horse that is in full work really needs that energy.
So, why do some horses blow their brains after eating a small amount of oats?
The sugar in the body triggers the brain to produce Serotonin. This substance is a so-called ‘happy hormone’. Humans also produce Serotonin, for instance when we eat chocolate. We call it a ‘happy hormone’ because it makes us feel good, mentally and physically: ‘nothing can stop you’.
In the event that your horse is very sensitive to oats, then Nature’s Best is very suitable for your horse. It is 100% oats free.