FAQs

On this page you will find our list of frequently ask questions which will hopefully assist in answering any questions you may have about our products, how to use them and if they’re suitable for your horse.

If you do have a question about any of our products that isn’t listed here, please do feel free to contact us. You can contact us via our general enquiry form below, email, phone or our social media pages. All of our details can be found on our contact page and we will get back to you as soon as possible with an answer. We aim to answer all questions within 24 hours.

Is CoolStance Copra a complete feed?

No, CoolStance is not a complete feed so we do recommend feeding a good quality vitamin and mineral supplement or balancer alongside it, such as VitaStance Mineral Mix or VitaStance B1 Cool Mix. Do be careful when selecting a pelleted form of balancer as some can have higher starch levels which can cause unwanted fizzy behaviour. Your local feed store should be able to recommend.

What is the expiry date on my bag of CoolStance Copra?

From the date of packing which is located on the rear, underside of your bag of CoolStance, you have two years to use up the bag, which applies to the whether it is unopened or opened. If opened, ensure that your bag of CoolStance is kept in a dry environment away from sunlight.

What are the benefits of feeding coconut oil?

There are many benefits of feeding coconut oil that not only help internally, but also show externally.

It is totally grain free

A great source of non glucose energy

Fantastic for coat and hoof condition

Great for horses needing a low sugar and starch diet

Recommended for horses prone to colic or ulcers100% digestible energy

It won’t cause fizzy or excitable behaviour

Great for weight gain and condition

Will CoolStance Copra save me money?

Feeding CoolStance Copra is extremely cost effective. Not only will your horse be getting a good quality, natural feed that is regularly aflatoxin tested, but a bag of CoolStance goes an extremely long way, whether it’s fed alone or alongside a chaff. Due to the oil and high fibre content your horse will have a fuller gut and a brilliant shine.

Do I need to add oil to CoolStance Copra?

No, CoolStance Copra contains 10% coconut oil which will replace other oils such as linseed, soya or vegetable. The oils in other meals are usually made up of Long Chain Fatty Acids (LCFA), which are polyunsaturated. This means they are digested slowly, and are prone to rancidity during storage. Some commercialised oils are made using GMO seeds/grains. The fatty acids in CoolStance are made up of medium chain triglycerides (MCT) and are saturated. This means they are readily digested, absorbed by the horse and are not prone to rancidity during storage. CoolStance is GMO and chemical free.

My horse won’t eat CoolStance, what should I do?

Most horses love the taste of CoolStance. However, some horses can find the taste a little unusual and do take a little longer to adjust. Most modern day feeds are coated in molasses or other glucose based coatings to reduce the dust content. This adds to the sugar content and realistically is an offering of sweets to your horse!

With fussy eaters, we recommend introducing CoolStance very gradually starting off with small amounts and over time reducing your current feed. Some horses can take up to 8 weeks to change over.

Can I try CoolStance Copra before I buy a full size bag?

Yes, we offer free samples of CoolStance Copra on request so you can see whether your horse likes it before buying a full size bag.

If you would like a free sample, please request one here.

Is CoolStance Copra suitable for horses on box rest?

Yes, CoolStance is suitable for horses or ponies on box rest. Horses or ponies that are on box rest should have their diets adjusted to suit their reduced levels of activity. So we would recommend, as with any feed, to reduce the amount of CoolStance and then readjust accordingly as and when they come back in to work.

It is ideal for horses on box rest as it is a truly cool feed that won’t contribute to fizzy behaviour often seen with horses that have been on box rest for a period of time.

Why is CoolStance brown in colour?

CoolStance is brown in colour because the white flesh of the coconut has been heated during processing to mechanically extract the oil. It contains no husk or shell and is a guaranteed premium, quality copra meal.

Is CoolStance Copra free of prohibited substances?

Yes, CoolStance is completely free of prohibited substances. It is regularly batch tested, aflatoxin tested and regulated by FEMAS.

What type of horse or pony is VitaStance Mineral Mix suitable for?

VitaStance Mineral Mix is recommended for all breeds, ages, sizes and workloads and is also suitable for horses with laminitis, Cushing’s, EMS, PSSM, and Insulin Resistance. It is scientifically formulated for equine needs not particular pastures or geographical areas.

What is VitaStance Mineral Mix?

VitaStance Mineral Mix is a broad-spectrum supplement that contains balanced ratios of essential macro and trace minerals, vitamins and salt, but no energy or fillers. Our unique formulation provides optimal support for utilization of nutrients for supporting hoof health, recovery from exercise, coat and overall condition.

Do I need to add any additional vitamins, minerals or electrolytes?

No, VitaStance Mineral Mix is designed to balance the diet where nutritional deficiencies and imbalances exist. It is a complete product so there is no need to add additional vitamins, minerals or electrolytes.

How long will a tub of VitaStance last?

A 15kg tub of VitaStance for a 500kg horse in moderate work would last approximately 143 days.

What type of horse or pony is VitaStance B1 Cool Mix suitable for?

VitaStance B1 Cool Mix is designed for nervous, anxious or highly strung horses or ponies. It is recommended for all breeds, ages, sizes and workloads and is also suitable for horses with laminitis, Cushing’s, EMS, PSSM, and Insulin Resistance. It is scientifically formulated for equine needs not particular pastures or geographical areas.

What is VitaStance B1 Cool Mix?

VitaStance B1 Cool Mix is a broad-spectrum supplement that contains balanced ratios of essential macro and trace minerals, vitamins and salt, but no fillers. Our unique formulation provides optimal support for utilization of nutrients for supporting hoof health, recovery from exercise, coat and overall condition. The B1 Cool Mix includes higher levels of Vitamin B1, Magnesium and Vitamin E than the Mineral Mix to support focus and attitude.

How can VitaStance B1 Cool Mix help nervous and excitable horses?

The B1 Cool Mix includes higher levels of Vitamin B1, Magnesium and Vitamin E than the Mineral Mix to support focus and attitude. If a horse has particular vitamin and mineral deficiencies, this can contribute to nervous and excitable behaviour.

Do I need to add any additional vitamins, minerals or electrolytes?

No, VitaStance B1 Cool Mix is designed to balance the diet where nutritional deficiencies and imbalances exist. It is a complete product so there is no need to add additional vitamins, minerals or electrolytes.

Will PowerStance make my horse excitable?

No, PowerStance provides a ready source of non- glucose energy so you won’t get the unwanted fizzy or excitable behaviour often associated with high starch alternatives. PowerStance contains medium chain fatty acids that are easier to digest, absorb and utilize in comparison to the long chain fatty acids found in other oils such as maize, soy, canola and rice-bran oil.

Is PowerStance a natural product?

Yes, PowerStance is a completely natural product that contains coconut oil, purified GM free corn starch and hydrated silica. It is much easier to handle and store than liquid oils.

What type of horse is PowerStance useful for?

PowerStance is recommended to those types of horses that are in hard work and need increased calories to cope the work demands. It is also recommended for horses that require weight and condition and is particularly popular within showing as it provides a sleek and shiny coat like no other.

Is PowerStance free of prohibited substances?

Yes, PowerStance is completely free of prohibited substances.

Is Turmericle suitable for older horses and dogs?

Yes, Turmericle is recommended for older age animals as it supports normal inflammation response and joint function. It can be particularly helpful for horses and dogs that are diagnosed with particular joint issues such as arthritis.

What ingredients is Turmericle made up from?

This unique golden powder blend combines all the natural benefits of turmeric, powdered coconut oil (PowerStance), ground black pepper and a Stance Equitec Performance Products’ exclusive ingredient, Resveratrol. All in an easy-to-use powdered supplement form.

How can Turmericle help my horse or dog?

Turmericle can support normal inflammation response, healthy joint function and support skin health.

Why can’t I just feed turmeric alone?

Turmeric is fine to feed alone. However, by adding in oil and black pepper you increase the bioavailability. Curcumin, found naturally in turmeric is fat soluble. It is not water soluble. Feeding together with an oil therefore assists the passage of Curcumin across the intestinal endothelial wall, and the microbial biofilm. Polyunsaturated oils and monosaturated oils (olive oil) are absorbed and slowly transported through the lymphatics to the liver. By comparison, the saturated tropical oils (coconut oil) enter the portal blood and transported quickly to the liver. Coconut oil is the preferred oil. Curcumin metabolism in the liver. Curcumin is treated as a foreign substance by the liver. It is therefore rapidly metabolised and excreted. Piperine in black pepper blocks curcumin excretion by the liver and increases Curcumin bioavailability.

What types of turmeric are used in Turmericle?

Turmericle contains a blend of two different species of turmeric to optimise the benefits they both offer. One form, Curcuma longa, is the traditional type of turmeric commonly used in cooking, foodstuffs, cosmetics and medicine. Curcuma xanthorrhiza, has been used as a traditional medicinal plant in some tropical countries such as Indonesia and Malaysia. It contains the xanthorrhizal oil which confers unusual benefits.

What is UlcaBuf?

UlcaBuf is an all-natural, non-medicated, supplement with specifically curated ingredients designed to support long term digestive function. It is formulated specifically to support the stomach and the hindgut.

Does UlcaBuf contain a pre and probiotic?

Yes, UlcaBuf contains both a prebiotic and probiotic for intestinal health and is designed to support the protective layer in the bowel.

Is UlcaBuf suitable for long term use?

Yes, UlcaBuf can be used as a long-term supplement for stomach and digestive maintenance support. UlcaBuf can also be used short term (21 days) for times of stress.

What makes UlcaBuf different to other digestive supplements?

UlcaBuf is formulated specifically to support the stomach and hindgut and supports proper pH under occasional gastric distress. It’s also a natural, non-medicated, acid balancer.

What is ReMove?

ReMove has been formulated from specific ingredients that may bind harmful mycotoxins in the horse’s digestive tract during periods of high mycotoxin contamination. ReMove is designed to bind to the polar and non-polar mycotoxins.

What is a mycotoxin?

Mycotoxins can be found in the fungi that grow on some grasses -mainly paspalum, rye, couch and some weeds and clover. More than 500 mycotoxins have been identified to date. They are more prevalent in hot and humid conditions (spring and summer) and can also be found in some commercial feeds and hays.

What are the symptoms of mycotoxin poisoning?

Symptoms can vary widely but may include:

• Itchy skin and/or hair loss

• Scabby sores

• Stiffness

• String halt/staggers

• Wasted top line

• Sunburnt nose

• Persistent cough

• Odd sweating

• Coarse, dull coat

• Persistent greasy heel/rain scald

• Unexplained spookiness and dangerous behaviour

Still got a question?

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