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Yes, kind neighbr, I do feed my horse!

Posted by on Dec. 15, 2013 at 1:58 PM
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Last year hay was hard to come by and instead of having big visable round bales on my field I fed square bales and grain twice a day. Someone (I didn't know who) kept dropping moldy round bales on my field and called animal control saying my horses weren't being fed. Since my horses were fat and obviously well fed that amounted to nothing.

This year I only have one horse, so I've just been feeding twice a day like last year.

So a neighbor I don't know just knocked on my door.

"Is that your horse out back? "
"Yes. "
"He doesn't have any food! "

I just smiled. "Yes he does. He's fed hay and grain twice a day. "

He put his hand on my arm and looked relieved. "Oh, you have square bales? Okay, I figured you weren't feeding him! "

He brought me another round bale and since it didn't look moldy I let him leave it.

I really appreciate the good intentions but I can't figure out why someone would assume a fat horse isn't being fed?
by on Dec. 15, 2013 at 1:58 PM
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ivegotrhythm
by Gold Member on Dec. 15, 2013 at 1:59 PM
Bump for farm people
ivegotrhythm
by Gold Member on Dec. 15, 2013 at 2:00 PM
Bump
ivegotrhythm
by Gold Member on Dec. 15, 2013 at 2:01 PM
Bump
ivegotrhythm
by Gold Member on Dec. 15, 2013 at 2:03 PM
I must be the only farm person here today!
tinkerxbell
by Danger Will Robinson on Dec. 15, 2013 at 2:04 PM

My dad's horse is fat and so is one of the donkeys. He doesn't have visible hay either and no one has ever bothered him about it... But his animals aren't really easy to see unless you're already on the property.

TexTornado
by Platinum Member on Dec. 15, 2013 at 2:04 PM
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Post a pic of your fat horse & let's see.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Dec. 15, 2013 at 2:05 PM

What's the difference between a square bale and a round bale?

tinkerxbell
by Danger Will Robinson on Dec. 15, 2013 at 2:07 PM
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round bales are huge and usually in a field. Square bales are smaller (like the ones you see around halloween) and stored inside.

Quoting Anonymous:

What's the difference between a square bale and a round bale?


ivegotrhythm
by Gold Member on Dec. 15, 2013 at 2:10 PM
I live on a very visible corner so everyone can see mine. And I used to have more horses so I think people got used to seeing round bales on my field all the time. It's just wasteful with only one horse.

Quoting tinkerxbell:

My dad's horse is fat and so is one of the donkeys. He doesn't have visible hay either and no one has ever bothered him about it... But his animals aren't really easy to see unless you're already on the property.

ivegotrhythm
by Gold Member on Dec. 15, 2013 at 2:12 PM
I don't have any of him on my phone and I'm not bundling up to go take one now! LOL! It's freaking cold!

Quoting TexTornado:

Post a pic of your fat horse & let's see.

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