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post #11 of 45 Old 12-24-2012, 11:52 PM Thread Starter
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I use beet pulp daily with my horses supplements.

Darn ! 5 coffee cans if enough for 5 horses ! That is one big heaping pile of mash ! ! Too funny, what did you do with it all ?
Yeah, I definitely overdid it *just a little* Tomorrow it'll just be 2 or 3 cans of beet pulp for the two of them. They love to eat it, though, and went through it pretty quickly. I gave them some, let them do their damage, then refilled their buckets and tied an extra one up. I'm sure it's all been gone for a while now!
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I give beet pulp to my oldster, along with Blue Seal Trotter. He gets one quart of beet pulp and one quart of Trotter twice a day, as well as hay.

I use hot water to soak it, and it doesn't take more than 5 minutes tops for all the water to absorb.
What kind of beet pulp are you using? These are pellets and took a total of 4 or 5 hours to soak completely through so there's nothing hard. At rides, most of the people I know soak their beet pulp overnight. It was interesting to find out exactly how long 5 coffee cans of beet pulp take to soak through!
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Holy batman!! I only give each of mine two cups twice a day.
My Arabian has always gotten a pretty decent amount - he LOVES it (and so does my QH), and he needed to put on weight. He looks pretty good now, though my friend/boarder thinks he needs another 100 lbs. I could do with a little more weight, but maybe not that much.

My QH doesn't need any weight, but he just lost both front teeth so he probably appreciates soft food at the moment, too. Plus, he's still growing, so he could use the nutrition!

However, I think I'll just do 2-3 coffee cans of the beet pulp tomorrow plus 2 cans of Triple Crown Complete.
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Oh my gosh, it is like the fish and the loaves!!

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What kind of beet pulp are you using? These are pellets and took a total of 4 or 5 hours to soak completely through so there's nothing hard. At rides, most of the people I know soak their beet pulp overnight. It was interesting to find out exactly how long 5 coffee cans of beet pulp take to soak through!
We use rolled beet pulp. I don't know if it was shreds or pellets before it was rolled. If you use hot water, it won't take very long. We will let it soak for an hour or more but it's usually ready within a half hour.

How big are your coffee cans? We use a feed scoop which I think is 2 quarts. I put 2 of those scoops in a 5 gallon water bucket and fill it to the ridge with water. Usually, I get 8 scoops out of each bucket. All we give our horses is 2 scoops of soaked pulp.
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Bah ha ha ha. I got a kick out of your post. Made me lol.
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I meant 2 scoops soaked for each horse.
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What kind of beet pulp are you using?
I use the shreds. No way am I going to soak beet pulp for hours.

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Oh my gosh, it is like the fish and the loaves!!
Appropriate for the season !
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You can liken it to pasta, a little in the pot, yields a lot out of the pot !

Technically, at least shredded beet pulp does not even need to be soaked, but I can not imagine that would be palatable. The amount of time soaked does not matter, as long as, it does not sit long enough to become rancid. Nor does it matter hot or cold water it will absorb it either way.
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We feed our two Standies 1 cup of dry beet pulp and 1 cup of dry alfalfa pellets---we soak this in boiling water about an hour before we bring them in for the night. We put the mix in their feed bin then add 1 1/2 cup ration balancer, 1 cup flax and apples and carrots. In addition to this they get about 15 lbs of timothy/alfalfa hay in a slow feeder nibble net. They are in excellent health-beautiful shiney coats, excellent feet, our farrier is amazed at their condition and has asked what our feed regimine is.

When the weather gets really cold we will bump up the beet pulp to 2 cups dry measure or if we notice that they may be dropping weight due to the cold.
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