Feeding to support energy level
A bit of background-- my arab gelding is 11 years old and very in shape (ridden 5-6 days a week). He is an incredibly easy keeper and gets fat on air. We school dressage at home, and while he has all of that pep and shine in the show arena, he just isn't very forward in our home arena! I try to mix up our workouts (lots of exercises from the book 101 Dressage Exercises) and I've made our trail rides more frequent-- especially because jogging through the wash trails does wonders for his muscling!
Here's his diet:
10lbs bermuda grass + 6 lbs alfalfa
1 serving SmartVite Performance Grass (vitamin/mineral supp)
1 serving Smartflex III (joint/muscle supp)
1 serving SmartShine Ultra (fish oil, flax seed, etc)
Free access salt & mineral blocks.
I am thinking about switching to some kind of competition feed, but am hesitant and have a few questions!
1 - Is this a good possible solution for supporting my horse's energy? Or should I just start giving him longer workouts to build endurance?
2 - If I were to add a competition feed, should I consider feeding a higher bermuda:alfalfa ratio (less alfalfa) or keep his hay ration the same?
3 - Are there any recommended competition feeds that provide slow steady energy support?