I am making a mash for my Horses' Christmas Morning. I have a pound of pressed barley, maple syrup, candy cane, and a few apples. I was planning on the barley being the main, crushing the candy cane and cutting the apple into chunks then mixing together with the syrup. Is barley ok to feed, I've heard they don't prefer the taste but with all the other ingredients it might disguise the taste. Please let me kno if this recipe will be fine and should I soak the barley???Merry Christmas!!