Feeding a Belgian Draft Horse Beet Pulp.
I have a Belgian draft named Spartacus who is 17.1 hands and about 2000 to 2500 pounds. He is a very thick boy and seems to be an easy keeper but I was told that Beet Pulp would be good for his cracked hoof, and also for his teeth he has awful teeth one of his front ones is chipped and looks terrible. They told me the pellets that he eats (he is fed 2 or more quarts of cleveland horse feed and has unlimited access to pasture and bermuda hay) may be making his teeth worse because pellets make them have to kind of grind their teeth. But anyways a friend reccomended getting beet pulp shreds adding water, molasses, and some corn oil to it and letting it sit overnight to make a soft food for him she told me it would be alot better for his teeth, hoofs, coat and everything. I just dont want him to get extremely over weight or anything because I was reading and it said it was more recommended for horses that were under weight, hard keepers, pregnant or nursing? And you already cant find his ribs at all he is so big but I figured since he is a draft that is probably normal for him. So any body have any tips, comments, pros and cons about feeding beet pulp to my draft horse?