I am a big fan of beet pulp pellets as a ‘bucket food’ substitute. It isn’t a grain but is excellent fiber for your horse without the sugar or grain issues.
For me, beet pulp is really inexpensive, keeps the weight on, is palatable and my horses love it.
I use it to keep my older horses/ponies topline and to hide their supplements. My younger horses get it as well, because I don’t believe in feeding grains regularly.
Anyway, the one drawback with beet pulp pellets is that you HAVE to soak them overnight.
For me, soaking the pellets overnight isn’t an issue because I luckily have a refrigerator in my barn where I keep one bucket of beet pulp pellets soaking at all times.
Many of my friends don’t have refrigerators – and they simply keep buckets soaking wherever they can – and it works out fine.
However, this may not be easy for some of you.
But, never fear…
Speedi-Beet and Fibre Beet (with alfalfa) are here!
SAMPLES CAME WHEN I ORDERED EVITEX (No affiliation)
I ordered some Evitex from Emerald Valley Equine for Tess and her Cushings. In the box came some samples of Speedi-Beet and Fibre-Beet.
The Speedi-Beet said it could be ready in 5 minutes if soaked in hot water!!
The Fibre-Beet said it could be ready in 45 minutes if soaked in hot water!!
Wow! What a great solution…
I had to do a trial!
THE TRIAL PHOTOS!
PRODUCT INFORMATION (No Affiliation)
So, I went to the Emerald Valley website and found the product pages. Speedi-Beet linked here and Fibre-Beet linked here.
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