Join Date: May 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
My personal experiences with beet pulp have not been impressive. I had a mare underweight last year by about 100 pounds, and she was getting 2 standard feed scoops full of wet beet pulp (the average feed scoop holds approx 3.5 pounds of hard grain), plus 1 scoop of Cool Command. I did this for a couple of months with no results. When winter came, I had to pull her off the beet pulp due to lack of running water in the barn and incompetent staff and pay for her to be inside. She finally started gaining weight getting 1 scoop of Cool Command and 1 scoop of sweet feed twice a day.
What finally made her gain weight though was the GOOD alfalfa mix hay she started getting when we moved barns. It took me 6 months to put 70 pounds on her at the old barn, and a few weeks to finish off the last 30 pounds this spring at the new awesome barn.
LOL, long story short, I highly doubt a bit of beet pulp is going to affect your horse. In my experience, rich hay and rich grass are what put weight on, and obviously too much of an inappropriate grain. Again, we had a skinny TB at the new barn and for all the beet pulp that was pumped into him, he looked better on 2 weeks of grass then he did in 2 months of beet pulp and Cool Command.
I honestly wouldn't worry.
I hope God tells her to smash her computer with a sledgehammer.