A horse living in the wild gets only a little fat from its diet. However, the nutritional needs of wild horses are very different compared to modern horses, especially racing horses, as their energy needs are significantly higher. Feeding a lot of grains brings its own challenges, and that's why fats are a good option when it comes to energy supplementation. Oils contain more than twice as much energy as carbohydrates and proteins, and therefore oils serve as a good energy supplement in horse feeding. The horse also gets valuable omega fatty acids from the oils, which support e.g. normal well-being of the skin, hair and joints. Omega fatty acids also have many other important functions in the body.