Beet pulp pellets can be soaked for two hours with a ratio of 2 parts water with 1 part pellets and should be fed at ground level. To reduce sugar values, rinse pellets and then can be soaked to absorption. Do not use hot water as it will cook the pulp and will lose some of the nutritional value. If soaked, you can stir in the animals grain ration for improved appeal. Only soak the beet pulp pellets that are going to be used for each feeding as they can ferment, especially in hot summer months. Beet pulp pellets are not intended to be used as a sole source of nutrition and can be added as a supplement. One to two pounds of Beet Pulp Pellets would be a recommended daily amount for a 1,000 lb horse.
The most important thing in a horse’s diet is water. Provide plenty of fresh clean water at all times.
Consult your veterinarian or nutritionist to develop a total health care and nutritional program for your animal. All health care programs should include regular deworming, vaccination and dental care.