I want to add a little oil or some sort of supplement to my horses diet.
The reasons: I wanted to give him a nicer coat and a little fat wouldn't hurt him either as he is a hard working youngster.
He is already on Fast Track, a probiotic; he came on this- its makes sence to me with what it does and it seems to work well IMO
This horse in question is a 3 year old Quarter Horse Gelding; he is still really growing but also working pretty well.
->He already has a nice coat, but I figured I can always try to improve it!
->He gets 12% pelleted feed, and some Sweet feed.
Pretty much free choice timothy hay right now!
I do not really want to increase his grain, becuase of the odd winter weather and if it snows hard he could be getting 'stuck inside' except when he is working.
Has 24/7 access to salt block
->He is lunged walk-jog-lope on a long rope and on a big circle so its easier for his joints and growing limbs, I do not over due the lunging but he gets a work out.
->We are starting to work on him a little more, and I'm sitting on him
but not quite riding him around yet at anything other than a walk.
But I think I will be walking and Jogging with him in no time.
No rush to ride him from me though, lol, I like what we are working on for now its plenty.
->We also are working on showmanship and want to get him to some halter and showmanship shows in the spring.
But I don't want him TOO overly bulked up as he is more importantly going to be a Western Pleasure horse in the future! And I perfer a sleeker model to the real beefy suckers I see a lot!
->We go on daily walks too
->He gets turnout time all day but brought in at night.
I wanted to know what type of Oil (corn, wheat germ...ect) would be best to give him?
I know he doesnt really need a joint supplement (to me), but I know very little about supplements so any opinions from those with more experience about what else I should be concerned with at this point?
I'll do anything to improve him and make him more comfortable and happy