Cool Stance Copra is a unique horse feed low in Non-Structural Carbohydrate (NSC) and high in digestible energy content. Cool Stance is packed with ‘cool’ energy from coconut oil and fiber from coconut meal. Cool Stance copra is suitable for most horses and can be fed to maintain a natural state of gut health and insulin sensitivity, i.e. normal insulin metabolism.
Cool Stance copra is made from the white part of the coconut, which has been dried, baked and ground. Totally natural and GMO-free.
- Cool Stance copra has been fed as a quality product to horses for over 25 years
- It provides high-density ‘cool’ energy from oil and digestible fiber (1630 calories/lbs. DM).
- Contains <2% starch and may reduce the effect of hot or fizzy behavior in horses
- Contains < 11% Non-Structural Carbohydrates (NSC) making it a low GI (glycemic index) feed
- Contains coconut oil, which is a saturated oil and is not prone to rancidity or oxidation
- Rich in Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) which are absorbed directly into the portal blood and provide readily digestible energy. MCTs are unlike most other oils (soy, corn, and flaxseed) which are polyunsaturated, and are slowly digested
- MCT are thought to maintain a healthy gut
- Provides a balanced supply of protein and energy
- Highly palatable, even for picky eaters
- May lead to a better body, hoof, and coat condition
- Reduces hay requirement
- May help to avoid metabolic disorders (tying up, laminitis, colic, EMS).
|Horse||Level of activity||Cool Stance
|Foals||Free choice in a creep feeder|
|Weanlings||After 3 months of age||1.1 – 2.2|
|Broodmares||First 2 trimesters||2.2 – 6.6|
|Wet mares||Early lactation||6.6 – 8.8|
|Horses on Layoff or in Recovery||Not in work||1.1 – 2.2|
|Heavy||6.6 – 8.8|
- Cool Stance should be introduced gradually into the diet over a period of 10-14 days. It can be fed in a mixed feed with chaff and/or other grains and concentrates or on its own.
- Cool Stance can be wet-down to form a mash or it can be fed dry, provided that plenty of clean drinking water is also available (this enables the horse to regulate its intake of Cool Stance and water).
- Feeding wet: Cool Stance will absorb at least three times its own weight in water. For example place 2 lbs. Cool Stance in a bucket and add 2 quarts of water. Since Cool Stance contains only low levels of sugar and starch (NSC), you can leave it soaking for hours. Many horse owners prepare the evening feed after the morning feed.
- Store in a cool, dry place out of sunlight.
- Cool Stance must be fed in conjunction with additional roughage such as hay and/or pasture to ensure the horse obtains sufficient long fiber.
- If possible, split the horse’s hard feed between 2 or 4 feeds per day.
To get the best results with the Stance Equine Feeding System:
- Remove all grain and grain-based feed from the diet.
- Feed Cool Stance copra at the rate recommended, depending upon work or exercise levels.
- Feed a quality grass hay or pasture to provide the remainder of the diet.
- Provide fresh, clean water away from the Cool Stance feeder to ensure the horses leave the feed trough. This should be done for all feeds, as it will slow down the rate of eating and assist digestion.
- For most horses, Cool Stance® and hay will provide the required amounts of minerals and vitamins. *Depending on your soil, grass and hay profile, a balanced mineral and vitamin supplement may be required.
- Horses were designed to eat little and often and usually graze for 16-18 hours per day. Feeding twice per day may cause “insulin spikes” which can predispose horses to insulin resistance. This can be avoided by feeding less food, more often. If feeding more than twice per day is not practical, feed the hay in a hay net which forces the horse to eat the hay over many hours.
- For example, for a 500 kg horse, feed 1 kg Cool Stance and 3 kg hay both morning and evening. Adjust the amount of Cool Stance depending on the level of work.
- Remove all treats that contain sugar or starch.
|Typical Composition of Cool Stance Copra® (on a Dry Matter Basis)|
|Dry Matter (min %)||94|
|Crude Protein (min %)||20|
(MJ DE/kg DM)
(Mcal DE/lb DM)
|Fat (from coconut oil)%||9|
|Non-Structural Carbohydrate (NSC) %||11|
|Crude Fiber (max %)||15|
|Typical Amino Acids in Cool Stance Copra® ( % in crude protein)|
|Typical Medium Chain Triglycerides (MTC) in Cool Stance Copra (as fed)|
|Caprylic (C:8) and Capric (C:10)||2.7%|