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    10-28-2011, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by equiniphile    
Wow, such high hay prices astound me. We can pick up quality 50-lb bales of certified organic horse hay for $3-3.50 from any of the farmers down the street. Round bales are $20 a pop.
Yep but that's because everyone and their mom can grow it up here
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    10-28-2011, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by starlinestables    
I see that your from Eastern TN... your comments make much more sense to me now. Things are much cheaper there and people there are much more..."simple" and I mean that in a good way. It doesn't surprise me that people there would bend over backwards to give you the shirt off their back is what I mean. I went to school in Bristol and the first boy I dated opened doors for me and took his hat off the dinner table.. I didn't know what to think!

In my area, its not like that. Just because I'm in Texas doesn't mean southern hospitality. We're more of the gun toting beware of strangers type lol.
That sounds a bit judgmental. All horse people in Tennessee are "simple". Like in "hicks"?

I guess you wouldn't mind if someone called all Texans (that would include you) something stereotyped also? I spent time showing in some pretty large and very sophisticated shows in Tennessee.
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    10-28-2011, 09:22 AM
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Yeah I've found that most stereotypes (whether good or bad!) never stick anymore, people are moving from state to state all over the place anyway.

Although I have to say that given an icy snowy road to drive on in the middle of a blizzard, someone who grew up in Florida is probably going to freak out and end up in a ditch while I could navigate no problemmo in the tiniest of cars, having lived in Ohio my entire life
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    10-28-2011, 10:00 AM
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Hay prices in Texas have skyrocketed due to drought and wildfires. Honey Darling Precious just paid $17.61 for a bale of "Alfalfa" at a new place near us. He told me it is a bale of "something with SOME alfalfa" in it. His gelding Sarge was totally uninterested in eating it as it wasn't alfalfa! I am hauling said bale back and getting my money back. If I am paying that much for a bale of hay it had better darn well BE alfalfa.

Our barn grows their own Bahia hay. It is not the best hay in the world...I prefer Tifton, Coastal Bermuda or Alicia Hay. The barn has 3 large hayfields and Ms. Jean keeps enough for the ranch and sales the rest. OMG the barn manager's phone has rang off her butt with people BEGGING for any hay for their horses so Yeah...hay is hard to come by right now. I saw a huge 18 wheeler hauling round bales from Georgia the other day. The round bales at the barn are $40.
    10-28-2011, 10:14 AM
Originally Posted by jumpingrules92    
My board has never fluctuated on the price of hay.

It's not unheard of folks. There are facilities that have a winter hay surcharge.
    10-28-2011, 11:59 AM
I, also am in south Texas and Hay prices here.. are wow. $14 dollars a bale. Round bales are $150+ it's terrible.
    10-28-2011, 11:59 AM
Originally Posted by Allison Finch    
That sounds a bit judgmental. All horse people in Tennessee are "simple". Like in "hicks"?

I guess you wouldn't mind if someone called all Texans (that would include you) something stereotyped also? I spent time showing in some pretty large and very sophisticated shows in Tennessee.
You do realize you picked the worse sentence out of that statement? I used to LIVE in eastern TN. Hell I was born in TN soo I think that gives me plenty of experience to comment. I'm just saying its very different from Texas in a sense that they have a lot more southern hospitality. Leave it to the ladies on horseforum turn a compliment into an insult. Geez!
    10-28-2011, 12:07 PM
A better word might have been 'kinder' or 'hospitable'.

You know, like NOT calling your boarders '******ed' when they're annoying you. 'Difficult' might have been a better choice of words.

Starline, you're the one who comes across as a brass plated, only in it for the money, type of BO I'd run away from. You might not actually BE like that, but it's certainly the perception you give. So if people are getting offended by what you post, it's most likely because they've already formed a less than flattering opinion of you based on your own words.

You come off as an entitled princess who thinks others are less important, and far less intelligent than yourself.
    10-28-2011, 12:26 PM
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Aaah I love having my horses at home. I walk sick horses for our trainer all the time and don't charge her, it's called helping.
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    10-28-2011, 12:27 PM
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By the way, I just paid 25 for a gorgeous 3 strand alfalfa and $6 a bale for 50 load it yourself Alicia Bermuda.
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