Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
• Horses: 0
I think hay is going to be a big issue for a lot of folks this year.
Everyone needs to pay attention to your weather. I told DH when I did the first bus hogging in March that I think there might be a hay shortage in our area. The grass was tall but it was very thin.
Sure enough my area is 7" behind on rain and we are officially in a mild drought.
I bought a year's worth of hay and got the last 200 bales the farmer is selling. It is "prime rib" quality orchard hay, I paid a "prime rib" price, but it was worth every penny.
Buy as much hay as you can hold and hopefully afford.
OP, I am so sorry about the dog's unexpected surgery. There is never a good time for these things to happen but right when you're trying to stock up on hay, makes it all the worse.
I hope you can bounce back fairly fast and get your hay issue resolved.
Ditto on the hay cubes. I used them in my two elder horses to add supplements to their feed pan. I always soaked the cubes because I was afraid of choke and wanted the supplements to mix in.
A Good Horseman Doesn't Have To Tell Anyone; The Horse Already Knows.
I CAN'T ride 'em n slide 'em. I HAVE to lead 'em n feed 'em Thnx cowchick77.