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Old 12-05-2005, 12:12 PM  
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bran mash recipes

Hi, does anybody know a good bran mash recipe. It is getting cold here at night. I wanted to spoil my boy with a treat. Thanks
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Old 12-05-2005, 12:39 PM  
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I don't know of any specific recipes. I usually just mix some bran with warm water and add carrots apples and celery to it and they love it.
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When I make a weekly bran mash for my horses (helps the sand to move through their system) the size of the mash depends on how large the horse is (that's how I do it, personally). For my adult horses, I take a scoop of bran mash (a grain sized scoop) and put it in a bucket. I add warm-hot water to it and then mix it til it makes an oatmeal looking mixture (not too watery). Then I add oil (vegetable or corn) not too much, but a bit, and stir everything up. When I give it to them at night, I mix their grain in with it, and also add a few apple slices and carrots. That's just my way of making it, I know a lot of people make it differently.
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Did you know that feeding bran can hinder a horses ability to absorb calcium? Of course I don't mean that once and a while or even weekly will cause an issue!

Rather than feed bran, I make a pellet and molasses mush! It is more what they are used to eating so less likely to cause digesting upset in my opinion. I just soak the pellets in warm water, then add molasses, and maybe some apple to the mix! Yum!

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Ooooh, EquineAlberta that sounds like a yummy thing to try! I "try" to make them a weekly bran mash to clear the sand from their systems, but it ends up usually being once a month . I want to spoil my babies a little and try that mash
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Old 12-06-2005, 02:59 AM  
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We give our guys a mash most Sunday nights during really cold spells. We mix a coffee can of bran with our grain and add hot water. My old guy loves his mashes and he gets it all over his face like a toddler eating oatmeal! We do know about the calcium problem so we try not to overdo the mashes. It's just a nice warm treat on a cold day.
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I tend to soak alfalfa cubes in hot water and feed while it's still warm to the touch. Berry likes it and eats it all gone. The goats inhale it until it cools off, (then it sits there and goes to waste. )

For sand clearing, we toss generic (orange flavored) Metamucil in for one week out of the month. About three heaping tablespoons per feeding. Berry always winds up with "citrus fresh" breath and an orange nose!!
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Old 12-06-2005, 05:43 PM  
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I use beet pulp when it's really cold...30 and under here. I add hot water, let it soak, and add carrot chunks and apple chunks. They LOVE it! I haven't gotten the goats to get over their suspicion, though. I wanted to switch to alfalfa cubes for forage and "mashes", since Jack the donkey doesn't like soaked beet pulp. However, the stores around here only carry the pellets (I don't know how to serve that) and TSC is out of cubes indefinitely!

Hmmm, I do sometimes add the vegetable oil as well.

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Old 12-07-2005, 06:33 AM  
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Easy No Cook Bran Snaps
4 cups Bran
4 cups applesauce

Mix ingredients together
batter should be doughy
Roll out with a rolling pin and cut shapes with a cookie cutter
Let dry and serve
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Thanks Touche, I'm going to give that a try today
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There's a lot more where that came from.
Let me know if you need more.
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I have a 22 year old mare that was colicing 5-6 days after we de-wormed her. My vet and I decided it was the de-wormer that was causing the colic. She recommended a bran mash after the deworming and she has thankfully not coliced since. I mix up 1/2 cup bran, 1/2 cup quick quaker oats, 1 cup warm water, apple and carrot slices and she gobbles it up and looks for more. I don't add corn or molassas because that can cause acid in their stomach. What works for my mare might not work for yours. I was willing to try anything so that she didn't colic after the de-worming
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I make horse treats all the time! It's cheaper and fun to do! I have loads of recipes if anyone wants some!

and I'm going to try some of those mash recipes to spoil my horses!
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I make horse treats all the time! It's cheaper and fun to do! I have loads of recipes if anyone wants some!

and I'm going to try some of those mash recipes to spoil my horses!
I would love some of those recipes!!
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Hi, does anybody know a good bran mash recipe. It is getting cold here at night. I wanted to spoil my boy with a treat. Thanks
Besides water and a little bit of mineral oil, I have also added :

Individual oatmeal servings. They love the (low sugar) maple brown sugar, cinnoman and spice and the apple and cinnoman flavorings. I just add it to their bran mash.

Or you can get the cinnoman seasoning and just add a little. I have also added some ground up ginger snaps.

A bran mash now and then is ok, but bran on a regular basis hinders the absorbtion of calcium to a horse.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:11 AM  
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At a previous lesson barn I rode at, the horses got a sunday evening bran mash. They would mix up brain with sweetfeed and hot water.

But, these horses got sweetfeed as part of their regular ration, so I'd probably stick with a grain your horse's are used to, or mix with apples/carrots/applesauce.
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