I want to add, I can see how people can fall on hard times, and have issues. Here in the midwest, we had such a severe drought last summer that we were feeding hay in June. Soon people could not even give horses away, anyone who could take extras already have. I have been very lucky and had already dispensed most of my herd, due to my having cancer. I am paying $65 a roll for hay, and I have a great hay guy selling to me at cost. Some people can't get hay at all. Its being hauled in. So my horses have stayed fat. But I see horses everywhere not doing so good. You cannot drive down the road without seeing thin animals. I haven't bred any in five years. What I can't see is the sheer neglect and still breeding mares. We won't keep what we can't feed, so sure didn't want to add babies that we will have to keep and feed.
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