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post #11 of 15 Old 07-09-2010, 03:11 PM
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Cowgirl, to give my horses bulk, I feed beet pulp.

It's not so important for the Arabians because they're air ferns, but my TB came home extremely skinny and I've found it to be as close to a magic formula as any of the high priced 'complete' feeds.

That's why if I were to get my feed custom blended, the first and largest ingredient would be beet pulp, second would be rice bran.

It's true the better the feed, the less you have to give them.
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post #12 of 15 Old 07-09-2010, 03:32 PM
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Yea... and Im thinking this is what is keeping mine nice and bulky now. It has quite a bit of beet pulp in it. Where as my other feeds didnt.

Now my moms gelding can't eat beet pulp... his body can't digest it proberly cause he had hepatitus (sp?). And he goes from a dead broke 21 yr old to a crazy 2 yr old.

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Awesome! Thanks everyone. I feed beet pulp as an additive already for my draft. He can't have sugar & he always need to gain weight :/

It's hard for me to find a beet pulp that doesn't have molasses in it though.

I'll let you all know what I mix up when I get it :)

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post #14 of 15 Old 07-09-2010, 04:03 PM
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Good luck. You should be able to tell them what your horse can and can't eat and they should be able to come up with a nice balanced formula for you horse.

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post #15 of 15 Old 07-16-2010, 07:07 PM
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Eliz - I live in Oklahoma. Where is the mill? I would love to have some sort of custom mix for my horses. I have two easy keepers and threee HARD keepers and would like to find something with minimal molasses and maximum "stuff" to help the hard keepers gain weight!!! They lost so much weight while we were on vacation we are nearly back to square one! (they weren't fed as promised - but that's another story)

I would love to have something that is alfalfa based, with beet pulp and minimal grain - but we soak beet pulp - so I don't know how we would go about feeding something that is premixed, unless we soaked the whole mix...?

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