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post #21 of 54 Old 09-20-2012, 04:54 PM
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maura- you don't have to buy hay to feed your horses thier are other options. I Originaly thought they were from Saskatchewan so I thought one province over wouldn't be such a long trip. Jeeze people you all need some mydol.
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And you need to learn some manners.

And gain some perspective that your local experience is not everyone else's.
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Excellent post Maura.

I'm in an agricultural area, 80% of land in my county is farmland. Hay in a good year is usually about $3 per square. Bumper crop years, even less. This year with the drought it's going for 10 and up. I bought backup hay and at the friend price still paid $9 a bale. It's a case of basic supply and demand.

Would I have loved to find it cheaper, darn right I would. The cost of fuel to go pick up somewhere cheaper would have made it a wash or likely cost more because I would need a semi load to get through winter. If I only had one or two horses it would be a different story.

I think that most of us affected by the drought are simply thankful we could get enough hay period.
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jeeze people you all need some mydol.
What a totally moronic, sexist thing to say. Especially since you claim to be female.

You make idiotic comments about things you know absolutely nothing about, state the reason horses are starving in the US is because we're all just too stupid to budget, and we're the ones who need to chill out?

I think you need to cut your losses and stop showing everyone just how uneducated and ignorant you really are.

You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!
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I'll make you a deal - tell me how old you are and what your actual horse *business* experience is - not keeping horses for pleasure, but actually running a business with a P & L statement. Then I'd just love for you to educate me about other options for feeding hay. There might be a few I'm not aware of after 35+ years with horses, 20+ running a for profit horse business.
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maura- I was saying the prices were mental and I didn't call someone crazy, I was talking prices....settledown
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Spotted,

Do you know what the first thing you should do when you find yourself in a hole?

Stop digging.

You made some incorrect assumptions. You were rude and condescending. And you offered some epically bad, ill-informed advice.

By changing your story and continuing to be insulting, you're just digging yourself in deeper.

Good luck with that.
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maura- you don't have to buy hay to feed your horses thier are other options. I Originaly thought they were from Saskatchewan so I thought one province over wouldn't be such a long trip. Jeeze people you all need some mydol.
Erm. Hay cubes are made from hay, and hay stretchers are just that - stretchers. Not meant to be fed in place of hay. Hay is the best feed for horses' diets to primarily consist of, as that's what their digestive systems are designed for. Feeding anything else in vast quantities can be hard on the horse's systems and cause problems.
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post #29 of 54 Old 09-20-2012, 05:23 PM
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I didn't call anyone stupid I was trying give some suggestions. This has gotten way out of hand. I didn't know they were from the states I thought they were one province over from me. I wasn't trying to offend anyone, just didn't see why I was getting jumped on so fast. It doesn't matter how old Iam or if I own a buisness I just wanted to give some ideas,
My grandfather said they had a drought way back when and said they fed straw for roughage.
I also know of some other breeders who feed bread from the bakeries that were taken off the shelf. Makes skinny horse fill out and makes thier coat shiny. Also alfalfa pellets. Beet pulp is cheap and filling and has lots of fiber.
I also know where to get great dewormer for for under 3 dollors and hay bags for 7.99 if anyone cares to know.
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Sthere are other ways to get horses thier nutrition than paying $10 a bale. You would go broke. No wonder people have all these starving horses. Because people don't do the research.
There is a nationwide drought in the US, I can guarantee almost everyone has done research

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What do you all pay for dewormers?
Wormers instead of Hay? Novel Idea

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anabel you don't have to get all cranky about it, I was just trying to give some suggestions. And yes I was around for the drought. And we purchased our hay from elswhere. Sometimes the trip pays off.
So your the getting all high and mighty
Hello? Pot calling the kettle black?

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Speed racer, So if jobs are hard to find then wouldn't people want to save costs????????
55% of the Country has a Hay shortage, so yes everyone tries to save costs, whether or not they have a job.

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maura- you don't have to buy hay to feed your horses thier are other options. I Originaly thought they were from Saskatchewan so I thought one province over wouldn't be such a long trip. Jeeze people you all need some mydol.
Mydol? Really

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maura- I was saying the prices were mental and I didn't call someone crazy, I was talking prices....settledown
Settle-down?

Good advice I suggest you come back to this Thread Later
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