Gosh, I'm so jealous of most of you!
We have no pasture. Zero. Nadda. The horses live in pipe corrals.
Alfalfa and bermuda (the only hay you can really find) is currently $20 for 100 lb bales.
So I feed that year round and I have a growing 2 yr old so he gets extra. Try feeding $20 + tax, 100 lb bales all year long with no relief. I'm so jealous of you guys!
I would kill for a nice big grassy field or cheap hay. If hay keeps going up a lot of people will be forced out of owning horses. The last saddle I bought was from a lady that got out of horses when hay hit $17 a bale. I pray I'll always be able to have my horses.