The deal is, I have a 15.2 9y/o paint gelding who is built like a tank. Which is one quality I love on him(I'm partial to drafts) we got him end of September, with no prior knowledge on his feed/exsersize history. So starting from scratch we started him on rural kings pleasure feed, 1/2 scoop(1/2 of a 3qt scoop) 2x a day with 2 flakes hay 2x a day. Doing light trot work eh 3-4 times a week maybe more depending on work/school. He started losing weight so we switched to Purina's leading edge(equivalent to strategy), recommended by my friend who feeds it to her 4 y/o tb. So he was getting 1 scoop 2x a day plus we added 1/2scoop alfalfa pellets. Well the feed prices went up so to 12.99/50lbs. Rediculus, so now he's on the barn feed which I don't like one bit. It's oats with some corn. I was recently told by another boarder it's high in sugar as well. Awesome.. So Gunnar is acting quite pigheaded which worries me because the boyfriend is still learning and hops on bareback in a halter and just wants to walk around, maybe trot a few strides. I don't want him getting hurt/discouraged from an accident. So I'm looking for any suggestions. My friend and I are going to be buying extra hay to feed since the barn hay isn't that great and not much is offered. Any suggestions? He's on no suppliments, he'll have his teeth floated soon. But there aren't any areas that are cutting him. So that's not an issue. I was told to try brocks 14? I'm not sure. I'm going to check out a feed store Friday.. There aren't many in the area. I'm just trying to figure this out before I write his December board check so I don't pay for the board feed I don't like anyway.
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