rockstarinboots - 2022-11-01 12:45 PM
My gelding is lazy and I want to see if there is anything more I can give him to make him more "excited".
He looks great and is well conditioned.
His feed is:
bluebonnet omega force
free choice alfalfa and costal.
Well, kind of depends on the horse.
I've had "lazy" horses. Sometimes it just takes them longer to come around and figure out that they do actually like it.
My Shotgun was a prime example of that. Super level headed. Always relaxed. He was the type that could sit for 6 months, and then you jump on with a 40 mph wind to go trail ride and he'll walk on a loose rein the whole time. Then magically, about halfway through his 8-year-old year, he found the fire for barrel racing. (and unfortunately some serious lameness problems caught up with him the following year) Just took him a while to find it.
I did put my horse Red on Red Cell at the end of last year, and kept him on it this year. Maybe it helped? He had his best year ever at the age of 16.
However, I also added CEP daily lung (pellets) for about the last month of the season. I also had him on it at the spring. Now that I think about it, I think that is when he had his very best times. Granted, that is not an energy supplement, but maybe it gave him more air in the tank? I know he's going to be on it next season for sure!
Right, in that there is nothing you can give a horse to make them run faster than they want to. They have to have the HEART to make the run. Can't make 'em do it. But...... does it help putting some pep in their step? Hard to say.