My boarding barn has just dropped round bales. They are the main source for the pastured mini's & cows, but just as extra munching for the stall horses (including mine) when they are out in the morning. She has grain & hay. But how nutritious are the round bales ? Also, her hay has been so straw-like over the past months, it looks like bedding. I mentioned to the ranch owner that she was dropping weight & I politely said I wanted to give her additional T&A...He was fine with that but shortly after, I noticed he upped flakes for all his personal horses (he rodeos them) & my Grace. (Doubt it was because of my question- or was it ?) What do you think...(p.s. the mini's are thin now, pastured with little grass.) I have to tread very lightly with owners.