Originally Posted by CloudsMystique
He gets a scoop (I think it's a 3qt scoop) of alfalfa/orchard cubes in the morning and he's on a bale of TnA for 14+ hours overnight.
One scoop (again, I think it's 3 quarts) of Nutrena Life Design complete in the morning and 1 scoop in the evening.
He gets one scoop of Platinum Performance in the morning.
He's stalled from about 8am to about 5pm. He's in the pasture overnight.
I ride him Western and I ride almost every day. If I ride him in the arena, I ride for about 45 minutes and if I ride him on the trails, I ride for about two hours.
I would nix the cubes and give him hay in his stall. If he eats too fast, use a small mesh hay net. I'd recommend a "calm" hay like Bermuda or other grass hay. If he's sitting in a stall all day without food, he can end up with ulcers and/or behavioral issues.
You're not feed enough of the Nutrena for full nutrition. Instead of the Life Design, I'd put him on a ration balancer type feed like ADM's Metabolic Minerals, Triple Crown's 30% supplement, or Buckeye Gro'n'win. You only feed 1-2 lbs a day, and you wouldn't need the Plaintinum Performance supplement.
Or, if you want to keep feeding the PP supplenment, then just mix it with some hay pellets or beet pulp, once a day. You really don't need to feed a fortified feed with Platinum Performance.
If your barn won't let you switch feeds, then just cut back to 1/2 scoop of the feed once a day, to mix your supplements in.
Giving him more may during the day and cutting back on his feed should help his attitude a lot. Some daytime turnout would probably help as well.