Hi I have a 15 year old Arabian gelding. He needs more muscling on his top line. He needs more energy. He's so lazy! I just want him to be more forward and a little more excitable. It sounds crazy, I know, but I like an energetic alive horse. I don't want him to get So much energy that he goes crazy, though haha. He's a bit of a hard keeper too. I am feeding 2scoops of purina strategy 2x a day, coastal hay (very green. Very big flakes) 2x a day, and a flake of alfalfa a day. I have had him on this diet for a month and I have seen a little boost of energy but not as much as I'd like. What feed (cheaper but still good preferably.) would give him what he needs? Could I go to a basic pellet and add supplements? Add more alfalfa? Also what diet would help him build muscle better in addition to working? The strategy is $16 a bag here. He goes through about a bag a week. A cheaper feed would be great and I don't mind adding supplements. Should I up his alfalfa? Oh and I take him out to graze for 1-2 hours every day. There's no pasture he can graze in freely. He is in a large paddock but it's so dry here and there's so many weeds that there is no grass in his paddock. Help is appreciated.
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