Senior mare looks fantastic on 12 hrs pasture/12 hrs dry lot, 1lb Triple Crown Senior 2x/day. I’m worried my 7yr old gelding is at risk for laminitis. He’s put on too much weight this past month, starting to lose definition between his neck and shoulder, gutter down his back, have to push to feel ribs. No grain since February, just SmartVite Thrive, Smart Bug-off, Histall H supplements. Been trying to work him early mornings to beat the heat of our 93°F/75% humidity days, but now he’s super sore from yesterday’s trim (not entirely unusual, lifelong tender feet.) He’s drenched in sweat, huffing & puffing just being alive, even standing under the fan in the loafing shed. He cannot breathe sufficiently in the “Easy Breathe” grazing muzzle in this weather, he started panicking in it mid-April after being fine with it for 5 weeks. But, if I leave him in the dry lot and turn out the mare, she screams and paces along the shared fence line literally all day instead of grazing - she'll even ignore grain or alfalfa set right next to the fence between them. Do I just resort to feeding both horses hay in the dry lot and turn out like 4 hrs/day (with my job, I'm only home and able to turnout 4 hrs or 12?) The mare happily races around the 4.5 acre pasture so I worry keeping her in the small dry lot is going to negatively affect her old bones and muscles, but I also can’t have her pacing off her weight. I can’t currently work the gelding who is sore, so restricting his feed is my only option. Ugh. What would you do?