Any ideas to get a horse to eat a bran mash? - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 16 Old 02-03-2009, 01:40 AM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: In the saddle.
Posts: 5,157
• Horses: 1
Bran Mash is really bad for horses. I commend your horse for not eating it!
Definitely look into a nutritionally balanced ration.
~*~anebel~*~ is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 16 Old 02-04-2009, 02:13 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 4,138
• Horses: 3
Originally Posted by Equus or English View Post
I thought it would be a good extra supplement for them once and a while. Those are interesting links though. Maybe I'll look into finding something different.
If you want to feed some extra goodies once in a while, I recommend buying different fruits and veggies and experimenting with what they like best. Mine like zucchini, cantalope, pears, broccoli, and of course carrots and apples. If we have one of those for dinner or lunch, I'll save a bowl for them. Or when I clean the fidge, if there are leftovers that are still decent, but I know we won't eat them, I'll toss them in the feed buckets.

If you want to feed them something hot, make some soupy oatmeal and toss a couple of peppermints or some raisins in it.

Daily I feed my horses my own mix of alfalfa pellets, whole oats, 1 cup of milled flax (Nutra Flax from, and a vitamin supplement. I don't like feeding sweet feed or pelleted feed, too much sugar and byproducts.
luvs2ride1979 is offline  
post #13 of 16 Old 02-04-2009, 02:57 PM
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: MN
Posts: 5,464
• Horses: 3
Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~ View Post
Bran Mash is really bad for horses.
That is a blanket statement not 100% true.

The base of the mash can interfere with calcium absorption, or the phosphorus ratio but as a way to get medication, electrolytes or supplements into a horse - it's not 'really bad'.
mls is offline  
post #14 of 16 Old 02-04-2009, 08:27 PM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Georgia
Posts: 28
• Horses: 0
Bran can become a dependent laxative. I only use it when my mares have a foal. I will give the mare a scoop every feeding until the babies bowels are a little loose, then i cut it back till she is off of it. This keeps you from having to give a enema to your babies. Horses can become dependent on it to have a bowel movement and if taken away all at once can cause constipation. You know what that causes. I give my horses a treat of alfalfa hay. they love it. They will eat it first.
Zipster is offline  
post #15 of 16 Old 02-04-2009, 11:48 PM
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 9,883
• Horses: 0
Sorry that this is off topic, but its similar.
I had bought a bag of bran mash off smartpak last year. I didn't use it (I had purchased it for my mare, but didn't use it because there is sweet feed in it) but I was thinking of splitting it up into quarters and giving it as a snack. Would giving it just once cause a lot of problems or most likely not?
appylover31803 is offline  
post #16 of 16 Old 02-05-2009, 01:46 PM
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: MN
Posts: 5,464
• Horses: 3
Originally Posted by appylover31803 View Post
Would giving it just once cause a lot of problems or most likely not?
Most likely not.
mls is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bran Mash?? HorsesAreForever Horse Health 3 12-08-2008 10:20 PM
Bran question firemom1 Horse Health 3 08-01-2008 01:10 PM
Mash face hehe SonnyWimps Horse Pictures 11 06-03-2008 08:27 PM
Gourmet Bran Mash appylover31803 Horse Health 0 02-25-2008 03:16 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome