I have an 8 year old Appendix that is almost too much for me to handle some times due to having too much energy. I really don't know what to do. When I ride him I can normally tell how he is going to behave when I lunge him. If he starts bucking and carrying on I can tell it might just be a better idea to lunge him for a while rather than ride.
I know that part of it is due to his age and breed, but I think some of it may also have to do with his feed. Right now he is on a 12% sweet feed only because when I first bought him that is what the woman at the store told me I should buy...She also didn't mention at the time it was on of the more expensive brands...I'd like to get him off of the sugary molasses feed and on a type with more nutritional value.
He really only gets fed when I work him though, so again, I'm not sure how much of his excess energy has to do with his feed. I work him a couple times a week. Ideally I'd love to feed him twice a day, but because I board him it really isn't an option that I have.
I know I'm rambling a bit lol so I am just going to shut up now and see what advice I get