There is one main theme throughout my blog posts so far. And that is the lack of energy in Remus. He has always been an easy keeper until last winter when he lost some weight but he gained most of that back this Spring and this Summer we have kept his muzzle on but he still is not immense which is good. But he still has no energy. And I do realize if he was fitter he would have more energy but how do you get a horse fitter when he really doesn’t want to trot or canter much at all?
I have discussed adding oats to his diet, and also been researching other energy supplements. I don’t want a cray cray horse obviously but I would like a bit of oomph when I move him forward. I wear spurs and use them when they are needed but he is not above kicking up with them and then slowing right back down to a crawl. I also carry a whip in dressage lessons and a crop in jump lessons. Tools we’s gots thems!
I wonder if anyone has had this issue with their horse or pony and what you did to help? Any supplements worth trying? Should I try oats?? Should I try fireworks? Inquiring minds want to know.
He is a registered Quarter Horse with foundation bloodlines. Those type of horses are all round types and go all day chasing cattle. Remus says…um no on the chasing cattle and yes on the sitting by the pool sipping on a drink.
I did finally get my photos from Fair Hill Trials in July, so will share a few photos with you so you can see Remus’ wild side even cross country. Horse you crack me up you wild thing you….
This might be a toss up on who is more exhausted looking but it was a hot humid day!! But we are not having a pulling match and he is literally loping! HA
And this over the logs earlier on. This one cracks me up cause that damn PS Sweden bridle and its browband drooping ruins a nice shot in 80 percent of my photos. Hence I won’t be competing in that anymore I am sticking with the Eponia. Live and learn.
I truly love his expression in the water. He really does love water. And he really does have a wonderful attitude I have to admit but a bit more energy would be lovely.
Any suggestions on amping him up so slightly would be great!! Thanks for slogging through all the photos. He is a good boy but we just need a bit more forward!!