Can anyone reccomened a diet for my 4 yr old pls?

sherwood'

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I am currentyl jsut feeding him cool mix and sugar beet with ad lib haylage and he is out all day in the field. i am bringing him back into work and is jsut doing walking work for a few weeks. once i start working him a bit harder would anyone have any suggestions please?

i normally have had show horses in the past but this one is more of an eventer/ SJ type and i dont want to feed him the same sort of feed that i would have been used too for showing as i thinkk it would make him sluggish and put on too much wieght when i want to keep him lively and trim for jumping?

any help much appreciated!
 

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Yeah, keep him on that until you get any signs that he needs something else (if he starts to lose weight etc.).

My 4yo is currently on a conditioning cube with a high oil chaff as he needs building up (he looks very lanky!).
 

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My 4 yr old has been on Allen and Page Calm and Condition and looks great on it. It's difficult to keep the feeding right when they seem to have growth spurts (when they go all angular) but this seems to have kept him looking shiny and round all season. He's a livewire but this seemed to do what it said on the bag and keep him relatively chilled out.
 

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Mines the other way and completely chilled out all the time, and gets fat!! However, i've had him on topspec and various types of Alfa A depending on what he's doing, and he looks amazing on it, and always feels well! He also has haylege, and alfa beet in the winter.
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Readigrass and cool mix. Non heating, good levels of minerals etc for young horses, no fizziness. Fibre based diet which takes longer to eat. Also can add sugar beet and oil in the worst of the winter if a little extra needed.

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