Cool Stance (available for LOCAL pick-up only)
Cool Stance (available for LOCAL pick-up only)
Cool Stance (available for LOCAL pick-up only)
Cool Stance (available for LOCAL pick-up only)
Cool Stance (available for LOCAL pick-up only)
Cool Stance (available for LOCAL pick-up only)

Cool Stance (available for LOCAL pick-up only)

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Cool Stance®

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. It has been fed as a quality product for horses for over 25 years

Is Cool Stance® organic? It’s even better, it's wild-harvested from coconuts in the South Pacific. It is certified free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and the coconuts are, of course, grown in the wild without chemicals. The oil extraction is mechanical (unlike other copra meals which may be hexane chemical extracted). Cool Stance® just does not have a certified American organic label.

Ingredients: 100% Pure Coconut Meal.

Serving Size: Please see chart below for formal feeding instructions from Stance Equine. However, it has been our experience that the average 1,000 lb horse in light to moderate work does very well on 1 lb per meal (2 lbs per day), when coupled with our herbs to create a naturally balanced meal. Email us with any questions!

Key Benefits:

  • Cool Stance® 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. MCT's are unlike most other oils (soy, corn, and flax) which are polyunsaturated, and slowly digested
    • MCT's help to maintain a healthy gut
    • Provide a balanced supply of protein and energy
    • Highly palatable, even for picky eaters
    • Support better body, hoof, and coat condition
    • May reduce hay requirement
    • May help to avoid metabolic disorders (tying up, laminitis, colic, EMS)

Feeding Guidelines: 

Level of Activity
Cool Stance lb/day
Free choice in a creep feeder
After 3 months of age
1.1 – 2.2
First 2 trimesters
2.2 – 6.6
Last trimester
Wet mares
Early lactation
6.6 – 8.8
Late lactation
Horses on Layoff or in Recovery
Not in work
1.1 – 2.2
Performance horses
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 and away from vermin
  • 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.
  • Cool Stance® has a shelf life of 24 months from the date written on the bottom of the bag.

To get the best results with feeding Coolstance®:

  • Remove all grain and grain-based feed from the diet (commercial feeds).
  • Feed Cool Stance® copra at the rate recommended, depending upon work or exercise levels.
  • Feed a high-quality grass hay or pasture to provide the remainder of the diet.
  • Provide fresh, clean water.  A good way to think about water is to ask yourself “would I drink this?”.
  • Depending on your soil, grass and hay profile, Cool Stance® needs to be fed with a balanced mineral and vitamin supplement. Most soils are too depleted to provide horses with adequate minerals and vitamins. Yucc' It Up!® recommends Vitality Super Greens + Redmond's loose salt as a superior, natural combination.
  • 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 dividing the meals into 3 or 4 feedings a day. If feeding more than twice per day is not practical, feed the hay in a “slow feeding” hay net which forces the horse to eat the hay over many hours.
  • Remove all treats that contain GMOS's, synthetic isolated nutrients, processed sugar or starch.

Nutrient Specifications

Typical Composition of CoolStance® Copra (on a Dry Matter Basis)

Dry Matter (min %) 90
Crude Protein (min %) 20
Digestible energy
(Calories per Pound)
Oil 10
Non-Structural Carbohydrate (NSC) % 11
Crude Fibre (max %)  15
Calcium % 0.058
Phosphorus % 0.556
Magnesium % 0.266
Sulphur % 0.27
Potassium % 2.29
Sodium %  0.03
Iron (ppm)  219
Copper (ppm) 31
Manganese (ppm) 40
Zinc (ppm) 51.4


Typical Amino Acids in CoolStance® Copra ( % in crude protein)

Alanine 4.1
Arginine 9.9
Asparagine 8.1
Cystine 1.4
Glutamine 18.0
Glycine 4.5
Histidine 2.0
Isoluecine 3.0
Leucine 6.1
Lysine 2.5
Methionine 1.8
Phenylalanine 4.0
Proline 3.5
Hydroxyproline 0.3
Serine 4.4
Threonine 2.3
Tyrosine 2.3
Valine 4.5
Typical Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) in CoolStance® Copra (% in the oil)
Lauric (C:12) 45-53%
Myristic (C:14) 16-21%
Caprylic (C:8) and Capric (C:10) 5-18%
Palmitic (C:16) 7.5-10%
Oleic (C:18.1) 5-10%


Unfortunately, we are unable to ship this product, but if you are local to us, we will have it available for pick-up. Thank you!