Originally Posted by goneriding
Wait to buy the horse. This years hay season may or may not be better, what if it is the same? Are you prepared to pay a high amount for hay, if you can even get enough? Part of the cost is drought combined with price gauging, but it is what it is. Horses need forage, period.
Hopefully the years ahead will be better but who knows...could be worse.
Just a couple of years ago I was paying 2.50 a bale.
This year my farmer cut the bales from 50 lb. To 35, same price.