Originally Posted by DrumRunner
Huh.. I've always had good results with beet pulp..
What do you do with your horses?
I just trail ride, though I am tryin to get my six year old gelding prepared to hopefully compete in a few obstacle challenges in the next year or two. I only get to ride about two-three times a week now, and never for longer than two-three hours (depending on which horse I take), mostly walk and trot with a little cantering here and there.
Originally Posted by Delfina
I love beet pulp. I'm not sure what results you were expecting from it?
Corn is bad, bad, bad. Buy your grandma a small, metal trash can. I have chickens (who do get cracked corn) and I've never had the corn go bad in the trash can and it takes us forever to go through a bag of corn since we give out 1-2 handfuls daily (the chickens have a feeder of layer pellets that is their real food source).
I was just trying to get some weight back on my youngest horse after he dropped a lot from being gelded and was too sore to move for several days after surgery. He may have gained a little weight, but he also had access to grass 24/7 after being gelded (he was a crypt.) and it seemed, to me, that the beet pulp didn't do much of anything to help him out.
Our chickens are allowed to just roam the yard and get birdseed, chickenfeed, mixed seed, and corn and whatever bugs and grass they eat in the yard over the course of the day.