Need some serious help on this ottb please!
Okay, hopefully SOMEBODY out there has experience with what I'm dealing with. He's an OTTB, about 11 now. He's 16 hands and a VERY sweet boy on the ground. In the arena he is perfect as well! But on the trails, it's a nightmare. He goes crazy if I don't let him run and if I do he won't calm down after then proceeds to 'dance', side-step, head-bob, crow-hop, bounce in the air, pull back on my hands, grits his teeth like crazy and bites the reins. He just has a french-link snaffle and doesn't need help stopping because he has a VERY light mouth but he is just super antsy. I ride him with plenty of padding and got my saddle refitted especially for his back. He doesn't necessarily like a bit but he doesn't hate it, he'd just rather a hackamore, but you can't show in a hackamore. He LOVES to jump and with jump like 3 feet no problem but he sometimes crow hops before a jump because of excitement. Some trainer at my farm said he'd just sell the guy for how he acted because if he doesn't start to get the picture after months of training then there is no purpose. I said well I like a challenge and want to work with him on it!
Now I think it might be because he is on some hot feed, idk? He gets Triple Crown Complete which is 12% protein and 12% fat. He also gets 2 lbs Ultra Bloom Rice Brain, wheat germ oil, joint combo, electrolytes, probios, and some molasses on his food because he won't eat the electrolytes. Now I am more than willing to switch foods but my issue is he is skinny! He just won't put on the weight. My other pony is such a easy keeper but my new OTTB is just ridiculously difficult. The vet said he could gain about 100 more lbs. My question is though, what feed will put on the weight but not make him hot?
Also, I ride 5 days a week and it's for 2 hours at least everytime. We jump and then go out on a long trail ride with hill work.
Somebody PLEASE help me.