About 1288 lb. 16hh 15 year old Quarter Horse
He is un-athletic right now because he has had 6 months of not working becuase of my pregnancy.
I plan on starting back slowly...for his sake and mine...maybe trying to ride mostly on trails at a walk and trot for 4 to 6 weeks for about 40 minutes 4 times a week...then slowly bump up the work-outs from there getting back in to our top form for lower level dressage/hunter on the flat work.
Health history: He has arthritis just about everywhere...but it doesn't bother him to much. He was previously on a joint supplement...probably go back on that soon. He seems to be pre-disposed to laminitis/founder. We had a scare last April because of an outbreak of clover in his pasture. No rotation...but he did have some inflammation in the hoof capsule..all that cleared up by May.
Feed right now: Triple Crown Low Starch twice a day...one to two flakes (depending on weight of flake) of grass hay twice a day.
I need something low sugar/low starch for his feed. I am very satisfied with the Triple Crown but unfortunately it is not sold in the town we moved to. I drove 80 miles to go get the feed for him twice...but with the new baby that is all but impossible.
I thought about maybe going to alfalfa in the morning...grass hay twice a day...and maybe a supplemental amount of beet pulp twice a day?
I am strongly against Safechoice and Acco Safe and Sound...all filler no nutrients...personal opinion so please don't reccomend that.
Money isn't a big deal...but let's not get crazy...a similar low starch product from Purina is $27.50 a bag! That's ridiculous!
Oh and I am in the Lufkin Texas area...I know some feeds are regionally based...so I need to be able to find it in this area.