Why would you want to add grain? Is he on poor weight? Remember that adding grain to a diet can change the personality of some horses, not every horse needs grain, depends on the quality of the hay and grazing available. A ration balancer I could understand, but simply to add grain? Just inetersted.
I guess I'd worry that he's not getting all the vitamins and minerals he needs. Therefore more of a ration balancer I guess. His hips are kind of pointy too - not sure what that means. Will try to post pics when I go see him.
That is where my province sucks, no hills, trees, stone walls or wooden fences, no rocks. Better dismount or fall off by a road that has a road allowance ditch, that is your only hope!
Yes, there is a lot of natural variety here. I have to get off Harley to cross a stream (because he wants either jump it or refuses to go over it unless I lead him across) and I just lead him up to a big rock and get back on. Now with this big guy, it would definitely be more of a challenge. Also, a lot further to fall if I, or my daughter, comes off him.
It is of course that Harley maybe a lot better if he has company, have you ridden him out with anyone? It could be that a BIG steady companion is just what he needs.
It doesn't sound like an unreasonable price, especially if tack is included, hope that he works out for you.[/QUOTE]
Yes, I suspect he would do better on a trail with a friend, especially one he knows. And I like the fact that this big guy is very submissive with other horses so Harley won't feel threatened.
I agree about the price, assuming the tack fits me ok.