Originally Posted by Ottakee
Another good product is Ultimate Finish from Buckeye. B&D pole barn in Hudsonville carries it.
If you are still interested in beet pulp, Tom's Feed Mill in Coopersville (and B&D is getting it) carries beet pulp CRUMBLES. These take about 2-3 minutes to soak up before feeding and are WONDERFUL for cold weather.
We have a 30 year old gelding that gets 1/2 scoop senior, 1/2 scoop alfalfa meal (again soaks much faster than the pellets) and 1 scoop of beet pulp crumbles in a mash 4 times a day. He also gets hay put out 4 times a day but with his few teeth doesn't get that much nutrition out of the hay.
Oh no way! Dang, I wish I'd seen this earlier in the week. I just got the rice bran from Coopersville Hardware. Drat! That's what I get for not asking around/calling around. Then again, I've never heard of beet pulp crumbles! If the rice bran for some freakish reason doesn't work, I'll get some of that.
PeggySue-thanks. I know he's not crazy thin, but considering we live in MI, it's going to be mad cold and he's 24/7 pasture board, I really want to make sure he's comfortable. I ride him at least 4x a week, and we're doing a lot of trotting work right now, both for work on my seat and for building muscle on him.