I think I have found the horse for me :). He is, however, a little on the thin side. Now, I fully realize that as horses add weight they can become proverbial fruit loops, however, the barn and trainers are very reputable, known and approved by MY trainer(s) and known for dead honesty in general. I did enquire as to the horse's overall "heat" level. This horse was brought in off-track and was very thin..I saw the pics. I would say he has added a good 300 pounds since the intial shots were taken. Right now he is quiet and easy to ride. I asked the trainer there how his energy level manifested itself as he put on weight and while, obviously, his energy level improved, he hasn't become a hot nutcase.
He is eating Horsemen's Edge which I gather is a pellet only. My barn feeds a sweet feed mix or senior pellet depending on the horse in question.
I guess the question is, will a sweet feed mix enhance the energy level just by way of the added molasses..I am thinking sugar here or should I supplement the sweet feed with the pellet. I haven't asked as yet, as I was still thinking, but I believe the barn would drop my board slightly if I were supplying my own grain for now.