Re: [RC] re: [RC] Confirmed multiple horse death due to a Large Round Bale - Heidi Smith
> Regarding the death of two horses due to fighting over
> hay while feeding from a round bale: I would not cite
> this incident as a reason not to use round bales: clearly this
> could have happended with any form of feed. It is always
> best to spread hay well around when feeding in the field so that
> each horse has access to hay away from the others to avoid
> just this type of tragedy.
Nor would I, but it is a good reminder that one doesn't simply throw a
single big bale into a group of horses that are really hungry and that don't
have a smooth pecking order established. When we feed large numbers of
horses with big bales, we put them in multiple locations to avoid any
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