Originally Posted by Speed Racer
First, there are much better things that potatoes for putting weight on a horse, second, the amount you'd need would be exorbitantly expensive, and third, in order for a horse to eat them they'd have to be peeled and cooked.
Beet pulp, added oil, or even BOSS are much easier to deal with, more inexpensive, healthier for horses, and more readily available than potatoes.
UGH! This thread brought back a very unpleasant memory.
About fifty years ago there was a woman (not from MY barn) who it was said that she was trying to get her TW to eat potatoes to gain weight. When he wouldn't I was told that she whipped him.
Poor poor WH.