Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: SouthEastern PA
I only soak my beet pulp for 15 minutes even in the cold. It dosent need to sit for hours, it just has to be wet enought not to cause choke.
I would say, give him alfalfa hay, or pellets (pellets dont need to be soaked.) Cubes are a pain for me. Unless they are swimming, you only get the ones really wet on the bottom of the bucket. Also make sure you are giving good qualily hay to begin with. If alfalfa hay can be avoided (say instead get better quality timothy, orchard grass... ect), do without, alfalfa hay is expensive (at least where I'm from.)
Corn oil is an inexpensive way to add good calories to a diet. Senior feed is great. But I opt for good hay, alfalfa pellets, beet pulp and corn oil before I try senior.
Let us know how it goes. Your best bet is to talk to the vet, since they know your horse better then we do.