I haven't seen my hay supplier so I haven't had a chance to ask but yes, I would say it is very high octane. Cutting back his intake hasn't worked out so well as he is starved and started eating his stall and straw bedding, the little fool. I have been cutting back his pasture time as they are both coming in early now. Maybe 6 hours a day.
I decided to put him back out in the pasture with my saddle horse and immediately they went back to frolicking together. The little guy can run like the wind even with the short little legs. It is very entertaining to watch and they clearly love to run together. Watching the two of them barrel across the field bucking and jumping together is awfully cute. I'm am going to try to catch it on video and post it up.
I don't know if you saw my other thread about the two of them and the big fella with his buddy sour issue. I separated them about 3 weeks back and neither of them have been very happy about it.
I put them back together as soon we will be into winter here and they will be separated anyways. I'm going to try leading them together and maybe I can teach the little fellow to follow on short rides/walks. Robbie is somewhat hard to deal with with the little guy not being around so maybe I can kill two birds with one stone and get the little fellow to pony on short rides for exercise.
What do you think?