Ok folks my mare is kinda hard to keep weight on and was considering either rice bran or beat pulp with her grain. What I am mainly trying to do is just keep her at a healthy weight without having to up her grain intake. Just in case people ask she is on grass hay and orchard blue grass and does fine on that with grain but want to try to cut back if I can.
Beet Pulp is really good for making horses gain weight!!!! My 15 year old gelding is now a big beaster lol so is my 1 yr old!!! My other 1 yr old is starting to pick up quite a bit of weight too. I know somebody that uses it for her Grand Prix Dressage horses and they are extremely healthy and fat at the same time!!! We got the pelleted kind with molasses b/c it seems like a lot of places around here are always running out of shredded beet pulp...It's also supposed to be really good in helping their digestive system work better and to get their hind gut workin' :)
I personally soak it as well... the way I do it is I bring the serving for evening in in morning soak it then bring morning feeding in at night and soak it
It does not need ot soak for long thing 1/2 hour or more ... so when I get up in morning I add water have my tea and ciggy then go down to feed.... in the evening I put the water in when I leave to pick up my son from school and feed a couple hours later ... I have soaked as short as ten minutes and as long as 5 hours ... dont' think I have ever soaked 12 hours like some people say too ...