my horse does not like beet pulp or alfalfa cubes! Need help with weight gain. - Page 3

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health > Horse Nutrition

my horse does not like beet pulp or alfalfa cubes! Need help with weight gain.

This is a discussion on my horse does not like beet pulp or alfalfa cubes! Need help with weight gain. within the Horse Nutrition forums, part of the Horse Health category

    Like Tree2Likes

    LinkBack Thread Tools
        03-29-2013, 12:08 PM
    Super Moderator
    That is a lot of sugar beet (dry)
    Most horses love bran and though not great food value it will encourage them to eat whatever you mix it with
    Blue Seals Sentinel Senior is a very good complete feed that seems to go down well, my picky pinto had no moans about that when I first got her
    Sponsored Links
        03-29-2013, 12:56 PM
    Green Broke
    My barn feeds a beet pulp/rice bran (4:1 ratio of beet pulp pellets to rice bran pellets, by volume) mash every night, and I've noticed that it does take a little while for new horses to accept it. Whenever we get a new horse in, we just offer them the scoop with a little mash on it through the feed window and let them kind of lip it; we don't put it into their feed buckets at first because it will just sit there and have to get cleaned out before the next feeding. Within a couple weeks they're all just as excited about it as all the other horses and we can give them a normal amount directly in their feed buckets. There are 76 stalls at the barn, and I don't think there's a single horse there who doesn't love mash

    Rice bran by itself is great for putting on weight and doesn't need to be soaked. Do make sure you get stabilized rice bran as it goes rancid very quickly. Also try to get fortified if you can find it- this has added calcium to offset the high phosphorous content. Fortified may or may not be important depending on how much you're feeding and the Ca:Ph balance of the rest of your horse's diet.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Beet pulp going hand in had with alfalfa cubes Suzloz Horse Health 2 10-12-2012 01:23 AM
    Feeding Alfalfa Pellets & Beet Pulp Tremor Horse Nutrition 3 08-16-2011 01:36 AM
    put weight on my TB, Beet pulp? megarcher25 Horse Health 19 10-14-2010 02:44 PM
    can I give my horse alfalfa cubes instead of grain? Tasia Horse Health 1 04-02-2010 12:35 PM
    Alfalfa for weight gain? rosie9r Horse Health 19 06-17-2009 05:18 PM

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:54 AM.

    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0