ridecamp@endurance.net: [endurance] Molasses

[endurance] Molasses

Karen Chaton (karen@chaton.gardnerville.nv.us)
Mon, 15 Jan 1996 14:44:38 -0800 (PST)

Okay, now I have even more questions about feeding horses grain/feed with

1. Has anybody out their fed their endurance horse cob/pelleted feed with
molasses and had any metabolic problems?

2. Assuming there are not sufficient amounts of surfactants or chemicals to
cause problems are there any reasons why molasses itself would be considered

3. Would feeding molasses cause an endurance horse to have a "sugar high"
which would result in an energy letdown later on?

I'm wondering what everybody elses experiences/preferences are. Does
anybody know if any studies have been done on this subject? I have never
seen another endurance rider feed sweet feed so surely there have to more
more reasons why.

Thanks ~