For his dinner, I feed my horse his little bit of ration balancer, a joint supplement (probably does more for me than for him), an electrolyte and I mix in some soaked Timothy hay pellets to give the powder something to stick to. It's been cold so I've been adding warm water and he has been LOVING it. I've never seen him relish his food so much!
One mental process thought led to another and before I know it googling has given me some recipes for warm mashes to feed.
Are there any downsides to feeding warm mash in the winter?
Are there any benefits to it?
Basically what dangers should I keep in mind if I start mixing up mashes?
I imagine feeding a lot of bran mash would be bad. My limited equine nutrition knowledge makes me think it might throw something off in his tummy. So is there something I can use on a regular basis like quick oats or something? Or should I just stick with the hay pellets with the occasional candy cane or horse cookie or apples/carrots tossed in?
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