Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
I don't think it gets much cheaper than beet pulp - plus they enjoy it. I feed pulp and flax seed, both of which help clear sand and for 2 horses is under a buck a day. I don't know how the cost compares w sand clear. Alfalfa reportedly assists in clearing sand, too - which is what I feed. I have never had a problem w sand colic and all of my horses have spent/did spend the majority of their lives in the desert. I started feeding beet pulp on a consistant basis after I had sand brought in - just in case.
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.