peas? Can horses eat them and benefit?
Because I gets bitter cold out here, and I have a mare that went into winter too thin, I'm working very hard to get/keep weight on her. She's a fussy eater and has some allergies as well. Had her teeth floated last fall, that helped quite a bit, but she's still thinner than I like to see my horses in a ND winter. I make her a warm mash of soaked beet shred, cracked corn, a little salt and corn oil. She eats it better when I throw in some rolled oats and sweet feed, She really liked it when I added a cup of "pea soup"
I have heard that some cattle farmers are feeding peas to their stock. It supposedly puts a nice finish and etc. Someone recently gave me 75 lbs of table quality green split peas. Now I love split pea soup, but my primary reason for accepting this was the potential value for a nutrition source for my critters. (The parrots love it half cooked, the dogs like it with their kibble, and found that the horses woofed it up when I stirred a bit into their evening warm mash. I wonder if anyone knows if there are contraindications to feeding mash with peas to horses?
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