Thanks everyone for the great ideas. At first I was figuring I would need about 400 bales to last me the year... But now I'm thinking, after feeding my guy the last 4 days, a bale lasts me about 2 days andim generous with me hay... So 200 bales should be a safe bet ( in the winter if he is kept inside he might eat more).
Does 200 bales sound right? I'm having nightmares about being in the dead of winter and having no hay.
I've managed barns in the past, but never had to deal with ordering hay... It's a big part of my education I'm actually happy I get to deal with now.