It all boils down to if the horse is sensitive to NSC. Some are, some aren't. Coupled with the fact that this horse is not exercised on a daily basis could be the reason why he may be hot headed. Some horses can eat sweet feed with no problem. It will not affect there coat, mane, or anything. While others it will demolish mane, tail, coat, and hooves...making the horse look unhealthy.
Texas A&M has great research on NSC, sweet feeds, and their affects. Most of the time it's not just the sweet feed, but the combination of proper pasture grass, hay, supplements, etc. It truly is a science trying to figure out what works for individual horses. My whole herd is on something different. Pain in the butt, yes, but it's what's best for them.
I am owned by:
Reign- 6 yo Rocky Mountain gelding and Turista- 6 yo Paso Fino gelding...the loves of my life!