Originally Posted by musicalmarie1
I'd totally forgotten about the fact that they can go bad-- I'll just soak them in the morning before I head out, it takes me about 30 minutes to get out there anyway.
Also, is a "dry" scoop too much? When I fed them to her this morning it seemed like so much pulp after it had been soaked, and seemed disproportionate to the scoop of feed I gave with it. I'll probably only do a half a scoop tomorrow, with a full scoop of grain.
Just remember that when you soak it, they will expand. We've used shredded and pelleted that was rolled, to break them up some. For our 6 horses, we use 2 scoops dry for shredded and one scoop dry for the rolled pellets . The pellets come out more like mush and don't drain as well. When soaked, both usually result in 6 wet scoops(1 scoop per horse). Most of the time we soak it in the morning for about 1 or 2 hours in hot water. That way when we give it to them it's still warm. We have also soaked overnight and haven't had any problems.
You don't need to soak it as long as your horse eats it slow. They can choke if they eat too fast.