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[RC] Hydration and ride day breakfasts... - Nina Vasiliev


I was rereading Susan's article on hydration, about feeding horses large breakfasts on ride day and the fluid shifts that may cause.


We live in the dry hot Sacramento Valley in Davis. My horse gets added salt to his beet pulp mix at home the week before the ride. Then 'lytes before the trailer ride to ridecamp, (which is seldom more than 2-3 hours,) and again the night before and again right before we leave for the trail in the morning. He has hay available during the trailer ride and at all times in ridecamp, including at night. I usually feed a few pounds of beet pulp, very wet and soupy, with one pound of LMF super supplement for breakfast about 1 and a half hours before the ride.

I was wondering: Does feeding really wet beet pulp ride day morning still cause a fluid shift?

Nina Vasiliev
(It's winter and I have lots of time to think about riding...)
(And eating...)

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