Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Orange County, NC
You have to feed them, so based on our experiences over the years, we are very conservative and always budget for 2x our previous year's hay/feed costs. This is typically 'overkill' and we normally come out way under budget at the end of the year, but it has made it easier to absorb the last terrible drought summer in NC where everyone had to truck hay from NC and PA for the winter, and the uncertainty of fuel/fertilizer prices (a major component of hay cost). How ever much we come out ahead gets us a nice dinner and cash for improvements/expansion.
On the sixth day, God created the Quarter Horse.
On the seventh day, he Painted the good ones.