|Equus_girl ||02-02-2009 10:04 PM |
Any ideas to get a horse to eat a bran mash?
I need some help with getting horses to eat bran mash. They just don't like it! I've tried molasses and that doesn't seem to work too well. Any advice?
|shorty ||02-02-2009 10:17 PM |
I thought molasses fixes everything :P
I'd just try mixing it with anything. Like chaff or pallets maybe?
Sorry I'm not much help but my ponies eat anything I put infront of them
|Juniper ||02-02-2009 10:56 PM |
did you try mixing it with some grain?
|Summer08 ||02-02-2009 11:02 PM |
As long as it was soaked for a good 1/2 hour with the rest of their feed, I've never seen a horse turn it down. Try using warm water and adding a little sweetfeed on top after it is in their pail.
|Equus_girl ||02-02-2009 11:08 PM |
thanks so much - I will try that!
|danastark ||02-02-2009 11:10 PM |
I guess my guys are pigs! I pour boiling water over it, mix molasses, chopped up apples, carrots and a little sweet feed and they slurp it up/ lick the pan clean!
|NewHeart ||02-02-2009 11:33 PM |
My horse loved blueberry syrup mixed in with her feed, however if your horse does not like molasses then it may not work as well.
|appylover31803 ||02-02-2009 11:41 PM |
is it really soupy? I would suggest playing around with the amount of water you use.
|luvs2ride1979 ||02-02-2009 11:51 PM |
Wheat bran really isn't as good for horses as was once thought. Why exactly are you giving your horses bran? Should You Feed Bran Mash to Horses? Feeding Bran - HorseChannel.com
If you're trying to get more water into them, just soak hay pellets or beet pulp (the kind without molasses). Add a few peppermints and a handful of sweet feed if they won't eat beet pulp. If you use alfalfa or alfalfa mixed hay pellets, the horses should eat it right up!
If you're going for a laxitive effect, buy some psyllium supplement (sand clear) or ground psyllium husk.
|Equus_girl ||02-03-2009 12:05 AM |
I thought it would be a good extra supplement for them once and a while. Those are interesting links though. Maybe I'll look into finding something different.
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