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    08-12-2009, 09:15 AM
I'm sorry to hear about your horse, may I ask why he died? And yeah I think I'll only soak it for about 2 hrs. Inless he will eat it dry, but I'm just starting him on it so wanted to soak it for the first couple of feedings, to see how he will do.I will also be adding eaither vegoil or rice bran he is underweight and needs more fat.Thanks
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    08-12-2009, 09:16 AM
Oh it was a long time coming and the best thing for him, but beet pulp helped him in his last months. I think this thread is good info.
    08-12-2009, 02:24 PM
I have given my horses beet pulp - I tried to soak it and my QH would not touch it - she would eat it dry though.. She has not had any problems.. usually just give it to them in the winter.
    08-12-2009, 10:15 PM
I soaked mine for twelve hours because I didn't have the time to wait for it to soak before feeding it to her every night. She only gets grain at night, and it would take about a half hour to 45 minutes for the amount she gets to expand all the way. I do not have that kind of time. It's never gone bad, and she's never refused it. She also only gets it in the winter when the grass is gone, so it doesn't get a chance to ferment since it doesn't get warm enough outside.
    08-12-2009, 10:42 PM
Yup, me too... soaked for 2 - 24 hours depending on my schedule and the weather. 24 hrs when the temp was near freezing was never a problem, though I never let it sit that long in the summer heat. Purely a scheduling issue in regard to the soaking time.

Beet pulp seems to be only easily availabe in large pellets here, so I feel I must soak if I feed it. Right now, thankfully, knock on my wooden head, I have no special dietary needs in my barn <thanking all the horse gods>
    08-12-2009, 11:16 PM
I got the shredded beet pulp, soaked it this morning for my horse and then gave it to him dry for his dinner and he was fine with both.I have not seen the large pellets here.So I guess he will get it dry from now on..
    08-13-2009, 01:16 PM
I don't recall if I've replied here or not. I feed shredded beet pulp. It is not necessary to soak it for hours. I simply wet it thoroughly and feed. I like it a bit sloppy for my 30 yr old appy so I add more water which allows it so soak up as he eats also. I understand the large pellets would need to soak longer but 12 hours would bother me if there was any chance of spoilage.

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