this is a video about feeding your horse beet pulp, how to do it and why.


10 Responses to Feeding Your Horse Beet Pulp: How and Why

  1. Anonymous says:

    That can be a problem. Does she have a pasture buddy? Does she run around if her turn out time is limited?
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  2. Anonymous says:

    thank you thank you thank yoooou!!! My little mare has trouble keeping up with her weight. All she dose is run run run in her pasture.

  3. Anonymous says:

    MaelsMyBay, Thanks, glad it was helpful!

  4. Anonymous says:

    yumaira- is that 2 lb b. pulp after soaking? Have you thought about adding wheat germ or rice bran oils? Fats are calorie dense and won’t make a horse “hot” like carbs. Not corn oil because it is high in Omega 6 fatty acids and low in Om 3 (good). Also, what kind of hay? That’s a lot of food in his stomach at one time. Is there any way of breaking that up into 3 or 4 feedings? Horses’ stomachs hold only 2-4 gal and work best at 2/3 full or less. More than that gets passed w/o full digestion.

  5. Anonymous says:

    sleepingdead- Put the weight back on slowly. In my experience, the best way to do this safely is with extra good quality hays. A horse needs about 2% of his body weight as a minimum for hays. You might slowly up it to 3% or slightly more .(2% of a 1,000 lb horse = 20 lb. hay- about half a standard bale, depending on type of hay. BJ is 1500 lb, so he needs 30-40 lb hay per day!) If a horse isn’t too “piggy”, he/she might do well with “free choice” hay.

  6. Anonymous says:

    thank you this helped a lot!

  7. Anonymous says:

    My TB gets 2 lbs of beet pulp, 2 lbs of strategy, 2 lbs if ruce brab and 3 lbs of alfalfa twice daily, plus all the hay he can eat! He is a tough keeper!

  8. Anonymous says:

    The important thing is to put weight on over a long period of time and by feeding high quality feed and hay. Build your feeding program around the best possible hay you can and chose your grain second. If your horse gets “hot” or overly energetic when his grain is increased, try adding fats to his ration instead. These can be found in wheat germ oil or stabilized rice bran. They are preferred over corn oil because corn oil is high in Omega 6 fats, not as healthy as Omega 3.

  9. Anonymous says:

    i have a TB how had just got over strangles and i give him beet pulp and i give him 2 grain scoops full and put the water in and my boarder gives it to him about 3-5 hours later is that good what should i do to get the weight back on him.

  10. Anonymous says:

    very helpful thank you