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Can I feed beet pulp intermittently?

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  • Can I feed beet pulp intermittently?

    I'm headed down to the GMHA Fall Foliage Ride this weekend (whoo!). I have an older gelding with Cushings who hasn't been drinking as well as I'd like lately, and has never been a good drinker when traveling. I'll be adding in some electrolytes and obviously he'll have plenty of water available the whole time we're down there, but I'd like to think about adding in a soupy mash at lunchtime on the day of the ride to get a little more water in.

    He has eaten beet pulp in the past, but it's been a while. Can I get some shredded, no-molasses beet pulp, leave that to soak while we're on the ride, and give it to him at lunch? Will that upset the system because he's not getting it regularly? I'm thinking about half an 8Q bucket, then filling it to the brim with water and letting that soak.
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    I have intermittently fed soaked beet pulp for whatever reason (store was out of alfalfa pellets, horse needed a mash for medicine disguise, etc) and have never had gastric upset from it. But as always, I suppose this will depend on your horse.

    Might I also suggest an ulcer preventative for the trip? My mare is a terrible drinker if I haul her somewhere and don't use a preventative. Can't hurt, might help.
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    • #3
      First, beet pulp does not need hours to soak. If the temperature at all warm it could spoil. I soak my non-molasses beet pulp maybe 10 minutes year round. The only difference is I use warm water in the winter.

      Second, I would go ahead and offer the horse a few handfuls at home between now and when you leave to alert the intestinal flora of the addition.

      I have no opinion on the amount to offer but BP is pretty safe stuff with a healthy horse. It has more hay like qualities than concentrate qualities but tooo much of any one new thing can create upset.

      Enjoy the ride. Vermont must be beautiful this time of year!

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      • #4
        Answer: Yes you can.

        And if you buy the shreds, you can cut the soaking time. You don't have to soak beet pulp for hours. But the shreds are soaked sufficiently in 10 minutes or so.

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          We feed ours intermittently. Add a few pounds here or there, get some extra water in on hot days, give them a warm treat on cold days. It's not an every day thing and they love it.
          My herd for life:
          King: 21 year old Foxtrotter gelding
          Ruais: 8 year old Friesian/Arabian mare
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            Originally posted by SLW View Post

            Enjoy the ride. Vermont must be beautiful this time of year!
            It was 36* at my house this morning... It's beautiful... But cold!
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              It is indeed beautiful up here - leaves are starting to turn quickly! So darned cold though. I was not ready for it to be so cold, so early. I must not be as far north as you, SuckerForHorses, because it's only been in the low 40s overnight the last few days. (Last week, though, into the 20s!)

              Thanks everyone for your advice. I picked up a bag of beet pulp tonight and I'll start tomorrow night giving him a few handfuls soaked each day with the intention of giving him a full snack on Sunday. He had a bit of a colicky episode a week and a half ago due to the cold so I'm being extra careful right now.
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                In the 20s and 30s already? Shit! Oh, oops, I mean, "Gosh!" We are coming up for either members' days in early October or the Fall Foliage Ride 2. I don't want it to be freezing yet. I was kind of hoping for 60s during the day and 40s at night. Y'all do something to hold back the winter, okay?

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                  Originally posted by kerlin View Post
                  It is indeed beautiful up here - leaves are starting to turn quickly! So darned cold though. I was not ready for it to be so cold, so early. I must not be as far north as you, SuckerForHorses, because it's only been in the low 40s overnight the last few days. (Last week, though, into the 20s!).
                  I'm on the eastern side of Central Vermont

                  Originally posted by SharonA View Post
                  In the 20s and 30s already? Shit! Oh, oops, I mean, "Gosh!" We are coming up for either members' days in early October or the Fall Foliage Ride 2. I don't want it to be freezing yet. I was kind of hoping for 60s during the day and 40s at night. Y'all do something to hold back the winter, okay?
                  I'm riding in the Susan G. Komen Ride at GMHA on October 13th - I really hope we don't have snow!
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