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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    People are giving away horses because of the drought and $80.00 per bail hay, I wouldn't buy any horse.
    Now I have to put up a shed for them and fence off more pasture. I do the stupidest crap sometimes!
    I wonder if the politically enforced drought in CA is contributing to the alfalfa shortage.

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    It is unbelievable to me that people are giving away registered trained animals, the drought coupled with a bad economy is taking it's toll.
    I just don't know if this is a good decision, I have the land and the pasture but horses take time and money to properly care for even if they are free.

    Even with the land and the pasture space, the vet bills alone can be overwhelming, and that's just for maintenance. My aunt has horses because my rides in some sort of group, I can't remember what it's called, but they are like marching bands, minus the instruments, but mounted with flags and stuff. They perform at rodeos. Anyway, just maintenance on the horses has been hard on her in this economy.
    "In England a king hath little more to do than to make war and give away places; which in plain terms, is to impoverish the nation and set it together by the ears. A pretty business indeed for a man to be allowed eight hundred thousand sterling a year for, and worshipped into the bargain! Of more worth is one honest man to society and in the sight of God, than all the crowned ruffians that ever lived."
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    Quote Originally Posted by malloc View Post
    I wonder if the politically enforced drought in CA is contributing to the alfalfa shortage.




    Even with the land and the pasture space, the vet bills alone can be overwhelming, and that's just for maintenance. My aunt has horses because my rides in some sort of group, I can't remember what it's called, but they are like marching bands, minus the instruments, but mounted with flags and stuff. They perform at rodeos. Anyway, just maintenance on the horses has been hard on her in this economy.
    I pay 16.00 a hundred for alfalfa pellets and two years ago they were 8.00 a hundred.

    A sick animal can make things go sour real fast.
    The difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    I pay 16.00 a hundred for alfalfa pellets and two years ago they were 8.00 a hundred.

    A sick animal can make things go sour real fast.
    I wonder if health or loss insurance can be put on the them, and whether or not that would be a smart move.
    "In England a king hath little more to do than to make war and give away places; which in plain terms, is to impoverish the nation and set it together by the ears. A pretty business indeed for a man to be allowed eight hundred thousand sterling a year for, and worshipped into the bargain! Of more worth is one honest man to society and in the sight of God, than all the crowned ruffians that ever lived."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    It is unbelievable to me that people are giving away registered trained animals, the drought coupled with a bad economy is taking it's toll.
    I just don't know if this is a good decision, I have the land and the pasture but horses take time and money to properly care for even if they are free.

    Blame Bu$h.
    :mad::D

    Good luck with them Rock.
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    PICS!!!!
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    I'll soon have the hay burners, I'm getting ready to head to Muskogee to pick them up.
    The difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    I'll soon have the hay burners, I'm getting ready to head to Muskogee to pick them up.

    LOL!! Safe drive! :D
    May the FORCE be with you!
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    The mares were older than I wanted so I picked out this 6 year old gelding, after he is settled in I'll go get another.
    The difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
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    Good looking animal!!!
    May the FORCE be with you!
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    Gorgeous animal!
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