Originally Posted by Rachel1786
He is turned out 24/7 so it's not from him standing around too much, he's in his mid 30's and retired so more exercise isn't an option but he does chase the younger guys around the pasture. I don't think it's from too much protein either as nothing has changed in his diet and his diet isn't really that rich in protein, just the recommended amount of triple crown senior(can't remember how many lbs off the top of my head) and about 6lbs alfalfa pellets.
This is from being older, and from the alfalfa. If I were you, I would cut out that feed & switch to him to a senior pelleted feed, if needed. It is definiately from too much protein and not burning it off.