Originally Posted by Hailey1203
I've heard beet pulp isnt fantastic because it doesnt have a whole lot of nutrients. Is that true?
Not sure of the specifics of beet pulp, nutrient-wise. But that could be said of just about any single ingredient, including pasture/hay that we feed. Unless we're talking a premixed feed/ration balancer that has nutrients added in appropriate balance & amounts(& many commercial feeds aren't either, despite marketing), horse's diets are likely to be deficient/imbalanced in a range of nutrients, so require supplementation *appropriate to the diet they're getting*.
No offence, to all of you, but honestly, im going to take the advice of my vet. I've been jumping him for the last year without any problems, so I see no reason to stop
No offence taken in the least
. You should do what you feel is right for your horse. I don't think it's a good idea to take anyone's word for it blindly, especially when it contradicts your vet. I would just personally consider that taking your vet's word for it without very good reason may also be worth analysing too, because they generally don't know everything about everything, so someone with more knowledge & experience in it area could be better. Like getting a farrier out for hoof care & issues, rather than a vet.