Premium Coconut (Copra) Meal

The only low NSC, high energy, GMO free feed in the world

Insulin resistance safe

Laminitis safe 

Safe for anhydrosis horses

  • 100% dried, cooked and ground coconut
  • Chemical and GMO free
  • May be beneficial for conditioning, weight gain, coat shine and hoof health
  • Aflatoxin tested

Additional Information

CoolStance is a premium quality copra meal, made from the white part of the coconut, which is dried, baked and ground. It is a totally natural product and is chemical and GMO free. It is produced by just one copra mill in Papua New Guinea and is of assured quality and routinely tested for Aflatoxins.

CoolStance copra is a unique horse feed because it has low Non Structural Carbohydrate (NSC), and yet has a high digestible energy content. CoolStance is packed with ‘cool' energy from coconut oil and fibre from coconut meal. CoolStance copra is suitable for most horses and can be fed to maintain a natural state of gut health and insulin sensitivity, ie normal insulin metabolism.

Key Benefits

  • CoolStance copra has been fed as a quality product to horses for over 20 years
  • Provides high-density ‘cool’ energy from oil and digestible fibre (15 MJ DE/kg DM).
  • Contains <2% starch and may reduce the effect of hot or fizzy behaviour in horses
  • Contains < 11% Non Structural Carbohydrates (NSC) making it a low GI 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 are unlike most other oils (soy, corn, flaxseed) which are polyunsaturated, and are slowly digested.
  • MCT from coconut oil may have antimicrobial actions from the Lauric and Caprylic acid
  • MCT are thought to maintain a healthy gut
  • Provides a balanced supply of protein and energy
  • Highly palatable, even for picky eaters
  • May improve body, hoof and coat condition.
  • Reduces hay requirement
  • May avoid metabolic disorders (tying up, laminitis, colic, EMS)

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Nutrient Specifications - Typical Analysis

Typical Composition of CoolStance Copra

(on a Dry Matter Basis)

Dry Matter (min %)


Crude Protein (min %)


Digestible energy
(MJ DE/kg DM)
(Mcal DE/lb DM)





Non Structural Carbohydrate (NSC) %


Crude Fibre 

12 - 15%

Calcium %


Phosphorus %


Magnesium %


Sulphur %


Potassium %


Sodium %


Iron (ppm)


Copper (ppm)


Manganese (ppm)


Zinc (ppm)


Typical Amino Acids in CoolStance Copra

(% of Protein)



















Lysine 2.5


















Typical Medium Chain Triglycerides (MTC) in CoolStance Copra (% in the oil)

Lauric (C:12)


Myristic (C:14)


Caprylic (C:8) and Capric (C:10)


Palmitic (C:16)


Oleic (C:18.1)


How to Feed CoolStance

Will the high protein content of CoolStance harm my horse?

When looking at the protein content of a feed, you must consider it as part of a complete diet. Cool Stance is a high protein feed (21% crude protein), however it is designed to be fed in conjunction with lower protein feeds like grass hay. Therefore when considered as part of a complete diet, CoolStance makes a valuable contribution to satisfying a horse’s protein requirements in what may otherwise be a diet which is marginal or even deficient in protein. Read more 

Which horses can you feed CoolStance® to?

CoolStance® can be fed to most types of horses - working, spelling and breeding.  CoolStance® may also be fed successfully to horses developing or suffering from metabolic disorders. It can be fed to help maintain insulin sensitivity in all horses. Foals may be fed CoolStance® in a creep feed. It may also help keep condition on older horses. CoolStance® contains low levels of NSC (<12%) which may be suitable for horses at risk of insulin resistance, laminitis and tying up. It may be useful in the diet of horses affected by Cushing's disease to reduce the NSC intake.

Why does CoolStance appear brown?

CoolStance® is brown because the white meat of the coconut has been heated during processing to mechanically extract the coconut oil.

Does CoolStance® contain the husk or the shell?

CoolStance® does not contain any husk or shell. It is made from the white meat of the coconut. High fibre (20%) comes from the flesh of the coconut.

How does CoolStance® supply energy?

CoolStance® provides readily digestible sources of energy from:

  • Oil - CoolStance® contains 8-10 % oil; medium-chain-triglycerides
  • Digestible fibre; and
  • Protein - CoolStance® contains the gluconeogenic amino acids asparagine, glutamine, arginine, alanine, valine and serine, which can be used to produce glucose for energy.

How is CoolStance® different to other oilseed meals?

The oils in other meals such as soybean and canola contain mainly 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 mainly 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.

Is CoolStance® palatable?

CoolStance® has a unique aroma and taste, which most horses like. A small number of horses can find the product unusual and can be slow to take to it. Start with small amounts and build up slowly. Persist, as the results are worth the effort.

Do you feed CoolStance® wet or dry?

CoolStance can be fed dry or as a wet mash. Some horse may prefer the texture of CoolStance® when it is wet.

When CoolStance is soaked in water, it will swell to at least 3 times the volume.  If we feed it dry will CoolStance swell up and hurt my horse?

One of the major attributes of CoolStance is that it will swell in water, which helps to rehydrate horses. When CoolStance is fed dry, the horses eat the feed more slowly, and by having the water trough away from the feed trough, they have to walk away from the feeders to have a drink of water. This helps to regulate consumption. Wetting feeds can also prevent dust irritation.

How should I store CoolStance®?

Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.
CoolStance shelf life is 24 months from the date packed. 

Are there different types of copra meal?

Copra meal is the coproduct of coconut oil extraction either by mechanical extraction or solvent extraction (using hexane). Mechanically expelled copra meal contains approx 10-12% coconut oil, whereas solvent extracted contains only 2% coconut oil. Some copra is direct dried above a fire and has a burnt aroma. Some is indirect dried by the sun, or on a heating tray. CoolStance is produced only from indirect dried, mechanically expelled copra.

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