Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: An English Girl living in beautiful Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
One - ignore what the bag says :)
Two - as you will be introducing this slowly over a week, you will start with just a couple of spoonfuls of the soaked stuff in his first meal, and build up from there.
Three - look at the volume of the whole meal. I don't know what else you are feeding in there. I probably only ever fed one full scoop of soaked beet in a single meal. When mixed with chaff or other feed that is quite a large volume.
Four - throw away all the surplus soaked stuff. Your horse will not like it after it has been sitting around for more than 24 hours, and fridge or not it may start to ferment.
I have always found beet to be a useful feed, it helps the horse put weight on, and it helps make a meal more appetising.
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