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by Monica Melograna-Ward

There is nothing like a new round bale. The horse and pony are always happy to see one. There is now no limiting their passion for eating 24/7.

Round Bale

When only square bales are available, they don’t have constant access. Square bales (they are actually rectangular) are much smaller and easier to manage/store, but the round bales are less expensive and once we get one out of the back of the pickup, we don’t have to bother with hay for 3 weeks.

We have a limited amount of pasture and need to supplement with hay, even in the warm weather. There are a few farmers that sell hay. And, kind of like a convenience store, the Feed n’ Seed store sells hay (at a higher price).

In the pic, our horse, Big Man, is blocked by the large bale. This gives you and idea of just how big it is. They have an average size of 4′ x 5′ and weigh in at 750 lbs.

Yes, horses, even small ones eat a lot. They also get grain once a day this time of year, twice in the Winter. Horses can positively eat you out of house and home, so these two will be our limit unless we hit the lottery. They are so lovely though. To get up in the morning and look out at them in the field is positively priceless.

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