Hay bank for horse owners?
I am putting out some "feelers" to see what kind of response I might get if I wanted to open a horse food bank for horse owners. I was disturbed by a post on my local craigslist that was asking if anyone knew of any of these. Of course, there are just people out there who cannot afford, nor should they have horses. However, there are people who have had their horses for many years, and now due to loss of jobs or income, they find themselves unable to feed them. I'm not talking about lazy people either. These are good, caring horse owners who have no reserve and are struggling. So I was thinking about the hay farmer down the road from me who took about 1000 bales of last years hay from his barn and lined it up in large stacks outside to make room for new hay in the barn. So why couldn't we petition these people to start a hay bank and only qualified applicants would be able to come and pick up hay? This would be a large undertaking for volunteers to help out other horse owners until the economy picks up. Thoughts? I joined this forum to see what input I would get. Let me know.