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hello, for preparing a perfect mash for a horse, how much water should i add in the bucket, should it be a filtered one? should it be boring or sump water?

Hello Rohit,

Thank you for your question.  The amount of water used to make a bran mash or beet pulp really is subjective.  Some prefer making a very watery mash while other horse owners prefer thicker consistency...not to mention that horse's have their own opinion on what consistency they like to eat.  If you're making a mash just to get more water into your horse, you will naturally want to use more water in the mix.  There is not set formula, and really is something you need to decide for yourself.

Thanks, Corlena  

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Corlena Patterson


I can help with any of your horse nutrition questions and concerns. I have been involved with horses for closing on 40 years, with a B.Sc in Animal Science and currently working on an M.Sc in Equine Science with the University of Edinburgh. I have owned my own feed store, consulted professionally as an equine nutritionist, and lectured in the fields of equine and dairy nutrition at the University level for 5 years. I have developed and currently market 'Ration-X', a ration formulation program for horses...designed for the everyday horse owner. I am happy to help in any way I can.


Experienced in developing and implementing feed programs for horses of all disciplines, creating custom horse supplements and managing inter-disciplinary equine facilities. Specialize in equine nutrition consulting.

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