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    08-03-2009, 10:16 PM
Green Broke
One thing I have found is that beet pulp feeding is like pretty much EVERY other horse related question/matter/issue - every opinion is different on it. I think that is what was so frustrating for me and I, personally, felt comfortable with the source I finally went to and the answers he gave me.
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    08-03-2009, 11:14 PM
I'll have to try beet pulp, I was feeding alfafia pellets to my rescue arabian, but it is making him hyper.Will the beet pulp make him hyper?
    08-03-2009, 11:26 PM
I feed the dried alfafia and beat pulp and my horse is a mellow temp. Now my nugget gets the hay and pulp to but in lesser amounts none of mine seem to get hyper from it
    08-04-2009, 06:38 PM
I'm a big fan of beet pulp. It's cheap, my horse loves it, and it packs on the weight on hard keepers. Unlike alfalfa hay cubes which can make some horse's loopy, it does not make horse's hot since there's practically no sugar left in it once it has been soaked. That's assuming that you don't buy it with added molasses. For the correct amount, most people use it to supplement hay. Just weigh it to figure out what makes up a dry pound and add as many pounds as you need.
    08-04-2009, 07:29 PM
I'll have to go get some beet pupl and try it but I've only seen it with molasses added so I have to check around.Do you have to soak it? Is it better soaked or dry?
    08-04-2009, 07:38 PM
I have a parrot mouthed horse, so I have to soak to be on the safe side. The average well chewing horse does not need it to be soaked, but I think they like it better mushy. I use the pelleted beet pulp. The pellets usually come without added molasses. My horse actually didn't like it at first, but now will run over the other horses to get to it. I also mix in rice bran for added fat, but most horses will like the beet pulp all by itself.
    08-04-2009, 08:41 PM
I have read in several articles that up to 6lbs is fine for a grown horse. I feed about 3 lbs per day right now, but am just working up the amounts slowly.
    08-04-2009, 08:49 PM
I feed 4 pounds beet pulp with an additional 2 pound of rice bran to make it yummy. As much as my boy can eat, he does appear to be full when he's finished. 6lbs does seem to be a safe maximum.
    08-04-2009, 08:49 PM
That is what I do,slowly work up to the amount you want.
    08-04-2009, 10:42 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by nldiaz66    
I'll have to go get some beet pupl and try it but I've only seen it with molasses added so I have to check around.Do you have to soak it? Is it better soaked or dry?
Ask the local feed carriers - even if they don't normally keep it in stock, most can easily add a bag or two to their regular order at no additional cost. We used to order in special feeds all the time for customers. As long as the supplier they use has it, they can get it.

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