My trainer is convinced that you HAVE to soak it overnight or they will colic.
I've read studies that show that you can actually feed it dry.
I soak it overnight because it's her barn. But if I were feeding my horse beet pulp shreds like she does, I'd soak it in warm water when I first get out to the barn, do a couple other things, then feed it to her.
What are your guys' opinions on feeding beet pulp dry?
It must not be an issue, I feed Nelson Tripple Crown Senior which has pellets and a ton of shredded beat pulp in it. I do not soak that. There are no instructions to soak it either.
Now, on the other hand, I feed Nelson shredded beat pulp on the side, along with about 3 other TB's at the barn I am currently at. I bring a large Termos out with me, full of hot water and I prepare the shredded beat pulp before I ride.
I allow the buckets to soak and then when I am done, I feed them.
So you can do either, or. I would say, talk to your vet.
Pretty much any vet I talk to about pelleted beat pulp, say soak for a good amount of time before feeding. When I was a Working Student, the BM had me soak the pelleted beat pulp during the morning chores, and then when they came in for the evening *5:00/6:00pm* I would dish it out for the horses.