Okay, good! This is the first time I'm totally in charge of everything to do with my horse feed (Let alone three horses!) so I am kind of nervous and I have a lot to learn about supplemental feeding.
All you have to do is ask. There are plenty of us on here who have our horses at home, and I think people are always willing to voice their opinions!
So I think I heard someone say that the beetpulp pellets didn't have to be soaked if you don't want to. Is that true? I am very strained for time some days so waiting on soaking beet pulp would be tough. I can manage if I have to, but it would be difficult.
I'm pressed for time in the mornings too, so let me tell you how I handle it.
I fill plastic bottles (a bucket would work, too) with warm/hot water. After the beet pulp and feed are in the feed tubs, I pour enough water over the food to cover it. Then I take a wooden spoon and stir it up, so that everything gets wet.
Wait several minutes for all the water to be absorbed, stir it again to break up any clumps, and give it to the horses. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!
I was thinking more of, let her coat grow in and see how she held her weight before blanketing her. I don't want to do anything unnecessary. My other two are giant fuzz balls, but it just has me a little on edge with her age.
One of my horses is 24 y/o. He's never been happy with a blanket and unless he gets wet, I've never seen him shiver.
I always make sure the horses have extra weight going into winter, the old guy especially. They lose a bit before spring comes, but not enough to concern me.
If they start to lose too much, I up their beet pulp and hay.