I realized that I have been spoiled, LOL
Mostly I have been on a ranch and our hay was provided and or had plenty of pasture.
Before we left TX I sold my roundbale feeder, bought it new for $240, sold it for $200. My round bales were $75 and I only fed for a couple of months during the winter.
Thought we were going to be wintering cattle for the winter and we would be back in a ranch situation where the horses are fed. Lease fell through, managed to quickly find a place to rent for us, dogs and horses. Went to Big R to buy a new feeder...$600!!! uh, no. (handy husband is going to build some feeder boxes instead)Then bought some horribly expensive three strand bales to get through until we get a truck load of big square bales bought. I will definitely will be looking into the slow feeder nets and maybe the price of straw to keep them busy.
Thanks for the input everyone!
I DON'T LEAD 'EM AND FEED 'EM, I RIDE 'EM AND SLIDE 'EM.