Why choose Equi-Jewel?

Why choose Equi-Jewel?

Equi-Jewel® was developed by Kentucky Performance Products, LLC to safely meet the energy needs of today’s horses. It reduces the risk of digestive upset and supports optimal muscle function, while providing the calories your horse needs to thrive.

Stabilized rice bran supplies a highly digestible and safe form of calories to the diet.

The fat found in rice bran is an extraordinary source of dietary energy. In fact, fat contains more than two times the energy that carbohydrates and proteins do, thereby fueling horses more efficiently. Fat is considered a “cool” feedstuff because it does not cause the hormone spikes that lead to excitability. Adding stabilized rice bran to your horse’s diet allows you to decrease the amount of starchy concentrates (grains) you feed, reducing the risk of colic and laminitis resulting from grain overload. It is an excellent source of energy for horses struggling with RER (tying up) and PSSM.

  • Equi-Jewel’s all-natural ingredients are high in fat and fiber.
  • Equi-Jewel has a balanced calcium-to-phosphorus ratio, which means you don’t have to worry about mineral imbalances.
  • Equi-Jewel’s unique stabilization process ensures freshness.

When to use Equi-Jewel:

Equi-Jewel has a high-fat, low-starch formula designed to increase the energy density of a ration by adding calories. It is intended to help maintain weight on hard-to-keep horses and horses with elevated energy demands, such as intensely worked equine athletes, broodmares in early lactation, and growing horses. For horses requiring low starch/sugar diets, Equi-Jewel is an excellent source of calories.

Research shows that when fat is utilized as an energy source, performance horses have more stamina and recover faster from intense exercise. Growing horses have been noted to have a decrease in developmental bone disease. The essential fatty acids contained in Equi-Jewel contribute to healthy skin and a gleaming coat in all horses. The fat in Equi-Jewel is highly digestible and efficiently utilized.

Equi-Jewel is recommended for:

  • Performance horses and show horses of all disciplines
  • Racehorses (Thoroughbred, Standardbred, American Quarter Horse, and others)
  • Hard keepers
  • Senior horses
  • Growing horses
  • Broodmares
  • Stallions
  • Sales horses
  • Horses on restricted diets
  • Horses on low-starch diets

Equi-Jewel contains all-natural ingredients:

Heat-stabilized rice bran

Calcium carbonate (limestone)

Stabilized to ensure maximum freshness.

Rice bran that is heat-stabilized is safer to feed than raw bran. Equi-Jewel undergoes a unique heat stabilization process that ensures its freshness. Unlike some other manufacturers, Kentucky Performance Products does not use chemicals during stabilization. Instead, the rice bran is subjected to intense heat and pressure that inactivates fat-destroying enzymes. Stabilization eliminates the possibility of rancidity and does not alter the nutritional content of the rice bran.

Feeding instructions:

Feed 1 to 2 pounds daily with current ration.

Available sizes:

40-lb bag of pellets (40-day supply for 1 horse fed 1 lb per day)

40-lb bag of meal (40-day supply for 1 horse fed 1 lb per day

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Featured Reviews

“I love Equi-Jewel…feed it to all the “A” circuit hunters I worked with. I bought a 5yr old 17hh TB off the track last year who was on the skinny side. He lives on Equi-Jewel and after a year has put on several hundred pounds and another inch. Took a while to get fat because he wasn’t finished growing… he’s a giant!”

– Keri Fisher

“I have a few horses who require a low starch diet and I’ve found those feeds don’t provide the necessary fat that my performance horses require. Equi-Jewel is a great solution to this problem and my horses eat the pelleted supplement well and they look great on it!”

– Robyn Herring

“My boy Cash, and now my show stallion, both get Neigh-Lox for hindgut support, plus that calming balm Trouble Free for show season tummy upsets and stress. I feed Equi-Jewel to my Thoroughbreds, who thrive on it!

“My main focus is breeding. Rafael was #1 in the country for his age/sex & breed with USDF 2 years running, as well as reserve champion CDS (California Dressage Society) in 2010 and champion stallion/gelding in 2011, so he’s done pretty well for a backyard bred boy. He’s such a good boy—just goes to show you what a backyard breeder can do with a little help and a dream. Thanks for the good groceries, KPP!”

– Andrea Duncan

“A few years ago I bought an Arabian mare who was quite a bit down on her weight. While she put on some weight with the usual grain and weight-building products, she would not finish out and still looked poor. And she just couldn’t eat any more food! I decided after a couple months of research to have two bags of Equi-Jewel shipped from Kentucky. What a difference that made! Within a month of replacing half of her 7 lbs of grain with about 1 lb of Equi-Jewel, she had put on a lot more weight, looked nice, and was ready to ride down the trail! Thanks to Equi-Jewel!”

– Richi Personeni



    I’ve heard you have to soak rice bran to prevent choke, is that the case with Equi-Jewel? Thank you, Melani

    • Becky

      Hello Melani,

      No, it is not necessary to soak Equi-Jewel rice bran pellets when fed to a normal, healthy horse. However, if you have a horse that is susceptible to choke, then it is recommended that any type of feed or pellet they consume be soaked and fed wet. Equi-Jewel makes an excellent addition to this kind of daily mash.

      Thanks for reaching out with your question.

  • Eric Lakes

    I have 2 yr old gelding(standardbred) who is high energy and was late foal and I turned him out to pasture to mature and grow after some light training. While in pasture should I continue to feed him equi-jewell as I want him to grow and keep weight on him.

    • Karen

      Hi Eric,

      Yes, you can continue to feed Equi-Jewel while your 2-year-old is out on pasture. During certain times of the year good pasture can be packed full of calories, so if at any time your gelding begins to gain more weight than desired, discontinue the Equi-Jewel.

      Equi-Jewel is a great supplement for high-energy hard keepers, horses in training, and during the winter months when more calories are needed to support optimal condition.

  • Korin Zigler

    What is the volume measurement of one pound of rice bran meal?

    • Karen

      Approximately half a pound of Equi-Jewel will fit in a 16-ounce stadium cup.
      Feed two to four 16-ounce cups per day.

      Equi-Jewel stadium cups are available from Kentucky Performance Products. Call 859-873-2974 to request one. Our office hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

      Click below to see image of Equi-Jewel cup.
      Equi-Jewel Cup

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