Originally Posted by Delfina
Have you talked to the BO about the hay quality? Perhaps he/she is not aware of how big the issue is, they may think it's just an occasional mold spot.
Good suggestion. I board, barn was having problems with quality over the winter, more dust than mold, but there were problems with both.
The BM was also really unhappy with the quality of the hay, as most of the horses she was feeding belong to the barn. They ended up negotiating with the hay supplier that he had to take back the truly terrible bales that couldn't be fed- so those all got set aside when they were open and found to be unusable.
BO then did do a hay analysis, found that even the stuff they were feeding was not adequate, and switched to a better supplier.
I guess I'm lucky that they were so proactive and willing to have a fight with the supplier.