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    01-14-2009, 08:15 PM
horse really hyper

My geilding is 6 years old I just got him about 4 months ago and so far he has be great but he's getting really hyper and jumpy im guessing cause its been so cold and he has been in the stall getting fed good what should I do about this
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    01-14-2009, 08:35 PM
What is he being fed?
    01-14-2009, 08:59 PM
Hey gets a scoop of 12% sweet feed and bout 3 blocks of teff hay he gets the sweet feed at night and a block of hay three times a day
    01-14-2009, 09:43 PM
Go with a low sugar/starch feed and chances are he will act better.. about the only horse that NEEDS sweet grains are high performance horses think Race horses so you are putting high octane fuel in him
    01-14-2009, 10:38 PM
What feed do you recommend cause im afraid he's going to get outta control he's to big for me to hand when he's like that
    01-14-2009, 10:56 PM
Take him off the sweet feed, that's just going to make him nutty if he isn't getting adequate excersize. I like Nutrena Safechoice, it seems to regulate fairly well.
    01-14-2009, 11:00 PM
Just get a basic 10% pellet and give him just a nominal amount and the hay. It's the sweet feed that's getting to him. Switch him over slowly. You may not ever go back to the sweet feed.

Can't he go outside to burn off some energy?
    01-14-2009, 11:07 PM
Yeah I can let him out side but the weather here has just been really wet and cold and I know it wont hurt him but I just been keeping him up... I want to keep him looking good and don't want him to lose weight will the 10% be fine for that or atleast during the winter.. in the spring and summer I ride him atleast 3 or 4 times a week
    01-14-2009, 11:36 PM
Originally Posted by northernmama    
Just get a basic 10% pellet and give him just a nominal amount and the hay. It's the sweet feed that's getting to him. Switch him over slowly. You may not ever go back to the sweet feed.

Can't he go outside to burn off some energy?
I agree. 10 % pellet or extruded with 8% fat content. NO sweet feed and have the hay checked because too much alfalfa will also get them high.
    01-15-2009, 08:23 AM
Most 10% feed are a sweet feed REGARDLESS of their form... a sweet feed can and many times IS a pellet!!

A ration balancer like I use is a vitamin/mineral supplement on steriods...

Which I would reccomend depends on where you live, what type of hay you are feeding, what type of work you horse is NORMALLLY in?? I can recommend all day but if you cant' get product or it is for the wrong type of hay it will do no good.

Is your horse a hard or easy keeeper?? Pictures??

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