Originally Posted by cowgirlfitzy
yea I agree with tigerstripes. I prefer 2nd and 3rd cutting over 1st as well too. I think the more steamy stuff can cause this as well. The only thing else would to maybe increase the exercise and type of exercise. Like lots of trotting with a sursingal (cant spell) will help. It will make him use his back and abdominal muscles more.
I wouldn't recommend working him in a curcingle, he's only a yearling, this could be damaging to his growth.
But definatley try more premium hay cuts, like everyone else has stated. Better protein.