How to calm an excitable cob cross with feeding...
I have a very excitable cob cross, who when I ride him, cannot stop dancing around and will just take the bit drops his head and takes off at a whimp..
His diet is key I am sure.. I would like to change it, he usually lives out in the summer but comes in during the day now to have a feed given to him by the livery stable I am housing him at..
However.. I would like to calm him down as they feed him sugarbeet and chaff, and I would like to eliminate all or most of anything with sugar in it..
Can anyone suggest perhaps a premixed high fibre horse feed that will help calm him down and help towards being a safer ride.. As well as keeping his weight and condition.
I have thought about a new bit, currently he is in a bubble, his teeth have been checked, but I will get them rechecked as he is grinding his teeth and shacking his head alot whilst out as well.
Hs saddle is new but has just been restuffed for better balance.
Any help would be much appreciated