The Bellwether Hay Bales

(post by Jason) Every year in late October or early November depending on the pasture situation I put the first couple of large hay bales of the season in our mare and pony pasture. This is our bellwether group and for whatever reason it is completely pointless to put hay out anywhere else until the mares and ponies are up and at it. The ritual is always the same. For the first few minutes after the bale is out they all jockey for position and eat hay like they have never had a meal before in their lives. After a...

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