“My 4 year old Friesian Quarter Horse cross has no problem with keeping weight on (he’s tough to keep not obese) but frequently has low energy and gets tired quickly during a ride. I currently feed Trifecta and a quart of alfalfa pellets once a day and quality central Oregon grass hay (mainly orchard grass) twice a day. He is currently working 4 to 5 days a week doing training level dressage. What would be your recommendations for his diet?”
Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella:
It sounds like you are feeding him a very good diet. You may consider adding Thyro-L to his diet. It helps horses with hypothyroidism to produce thyroid hormone to help maintain a normal metabolism. Evidence has shown to increase energy and better attitudes.