I have a lovely 17 h 3 yo Tb gelding. I love him very much but I may decide to have him for dinner before winter is over(joking, joking)
As you may know TB's tend to be a bit harder to keep fat expecially a growing TB. He was a lovely 1 and 2 yo and I have done all the training and this is not the first horse I have started.
My problem is I cannnot seem to keep him fed properly. I mean his weight is excellent, he looks great but feels a little to great if you know what I mean. He jumps around like a maniac lately on the lead, on the lunge, in the round pen, when he's turned out. He is stalled at night, outside from about 10am-9pm.
He is fed 2 flakes of Orchard Grass am, 2 flakes Orchard Grass Pm+1 flake Alfalfa+1/2#rolled oats+1/2#rice bran pellets+1#safe choice like local feed(same values higher fat)+1/2#beet pulp(before wet)
I try to work him 3-4 times/week, but it is winter. Any suggestions????