Molasses contains 50% sugar. Because horses have a sweet tooth, feed with a little bit of molasses is very tasty. The sugar in molasses is a direct energy source of so-called ‘fast energy’ for horses. If you give your horse a lot of work to do, it is necessary to include sugar in the hard feed as a source of energy. That is why molasses is often used in horse feed.
In addition, molasses is a good source of potassium. Potassium looks after the control of water absorption by organs, bones and muscles. Finally, because of the syrup consistency, molasses is perfect to press firm cubes and also prevents mueslis from de-mixing.