My daughter is a few miles from you, but that is about what she pays now. She feeds half Alfalfa and half Timothy. The high cost of feeding horses in S. Cal. Now, is the reason she no longer breeds and cut down drastically on her number of horses. Sadly, she can also, no longer afford to rescue. Add the feed costs to the higher cost of all other equine related needs, then almost everyone I know here, has either cut down or no longer own horses. Sad really.