01-14-2013, 06:00 PM
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Not if you want to keep your horse healthy and happy.
You have to feed the expensive hay during the winter, have it on pasture in summer, pasture which hopefully produces enough to feed the horse, and buy your hay supply for next winter right at harvest, straight from the farmer. It will be considerably cheaper then.
The only way around paying 10$ a bale ( how I wish it was so cheap here), is wait with buying a horse until spring and learn all you can about horse keeping in the meantime.