Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
I prefer to soak beet pulp, especially if I can only get it in shreds.
However, unless I knew a horse was particularly prone to choke, I don't see it as a 'must do or they'll ALL DIE' type of thing.
I like to give my horses warm meals during the winter, plus my 12 y/o gelding doesn't drink as much as I'd like him to, so soaking the beet pulp puts more water into his system.
A horse dead in a field doesn't conclusively mean it died from ingesting unsoaked beet pulp. It could have been any number of things, including stroke, heart attack, or aneurysm.