Originally Posted by UnrealJumper
So, my friend got a 26yr old TB mare last year and she was really really skinny! We got her on grain and extra hay, we used beat pulp for a while but she didn't really like it so we took her off of it. She has been wormed and I think her teeth are all right. She has gained a little bit of weight, but she still needs a lot of weight. Is there anything you can suggest for her? Right now she is on Rice Bran Oil and I think a grain for older horses.
I find Beet pulp is great
for adding weight. You said your friends horse didnt like it. This can be the case, some horses aren't fans. But there are ways you can make it taste a bit better.
Instead of soaking it w straight water...do 1/2 water, and 1/2 apple juice. You can also add some molasses to the beet pulp. The xtra sugar shouldnt make her "hot" as she's older and could use the xtra energy Im thinking. 1/4 cup would be lots
My harder keepers get a mash of beetpulp, pellets (senior for the oldies, the others get a 12%), flax, 1/2cup oil, Bran, carrot,
As for pro/prebiotics, a real great proiduct is Equine Choice. It has a great balance.