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post #1 of 23 Old 03-04-2012, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy My $194 roundbale!

Bought a 1000lb roundbale, cost 60 bucks. Went with the old man 3 miles to go get it this morning. Coming down the hill (well mountain, we live in an alpine region), he slides around the corner & hits the snowbank. Truck is stuck & the roundbale falls off. Lovely, oh & no cell service. Anyways, walked a few miles home, got the car, met the tow truck, cost $134 for the tow & the winch putting the roundbale back in the truck (there's my $194, gone). My gluttons were happy to have free choice hay again. They don't get roundbales very often, only when I go away to make things easier on my son who looks after things. Sunday 11am they got it. I am leaving on Tuesday will be back Friday night, doubt there will be much left. Anyone care to wager? Picture is of the bale only after it has been in the pasture 15 minutes, I just went to get the camera, they already had a few pounds gone & I hadn't even taken off the baler twine yet. By the way, they had their normal baled hay for breaky, only an hour before. I own hogs, yes.
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post #2 of 23 Old 03-04-2012, 08:01 PM
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Awe, that is so unfortunate! Your horses look happy though. LoL.

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post #3 of 23 Old 03-04-2012, 08:05 PM
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Lol! That's what I say.... they look like horses but are pig! My hay guy got so confused at first when I started buying from him by my calling them pigs.. hahaha! Now I work for him!
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post #4 of 23 Old 03-04-2012, 08:08 PM
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Wow, that sucks! The hay looks good though, and you're probably right about there not being much left when you get back! Poor underfed ponies, you should be reported!

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Hmm, I think we should start inbreeding a line of horses that eat and can live on very little food. ;)
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Hmm, I think we should start inbreeding a line of horses that eat and can live on very little food. ;)
Those already exist.... they're called ponies.
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Those already exist.... they're called ponies.
I don't know about you but my pony can probably out eat a draft horse. She's a mega hoover. She was in a pasture with one other horse and they would empty it of hay within 30 minutes to an hour after eating their breakfast grain and try to crawl under the fence to eat the grass like they hadn't eaten anything at all. Until they got lunch.

My pony also thinks trail rides are an all you can eat buffet. When I need to get something out of the tack room and she's in her halter and lead rope I just drop the rope and go get it and she starts mowing the grass right outside the tack room door.

If she can't find anything to eat she'll dig up roots to eat, or eat dead leaves. I'm just glad I work her hard so she doesn't eat herself into foundering. She'll eat anything I have, even french fries and cheese-its. I'm pretty sure she could demolish a round bale on her own in a week... Along with her horse-sized meals.
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That stinks wares! The boys look really concerned about the cost of their dinner too
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post #9 of 23 Old 03-04-2012, 09:29 PM
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I don't know about you but my pony can probably out eat a draft horse. She's a mega hoover. She was in a pasture with one other horse and they would empty it of hay within 30 minutes to an hour after eating their breakfast grain and try to crawl under the fence to eat the grass like they hadn't eaten anything at all. Until they got lunch.

My pony also thinks trail rides are an all you can eat buffet. When I need to get something out of the tack room and she's in her halter and lead rope I just drop the rope and go get it and she starts mowing the grass right outside the tack room door.

If she can't find anything to eat she'll dig up roots to eat, or eat dead leaves. I'm just glad I work her hard so she doesn't eat herself into foundering. She'll eat anything I have, even french fries and cheese-its. I'm pretty sure she could demolish a round bale on her own in a week... Along with her horse-sized meals.
Great visual in my head!

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^^^Must be same from the same hunger gene pool as mine.
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