Originally Posted by usandpets
I forgot to mention that the horses were knee deep in manure and mud. The guy must have been tipped off, because he would only give 1 round bale per week for 10 horses, but always had a fresh bale when the sheriff came around. He figured the horses could dig thru the mound of hay and manure below it to get more if they needed it.
My 3 horses go through a round bale about every three weeks... less now that it is getting warmer. Doesn't sound like he is skimping on the hay. My horses have access to a barn but very rarely use it. A windbreak is all that is required for shelter in South Dakota last I checked.