Ok well if anyone has been in the "training" forum, you have seen my situation with the current barn I am at. That being said, I have found a wonderful farm I can move to.
Problem being, I don't really like the fencing (just basic hotwire tape and I think Valour would step over it LOL) BUT there is a private paddock with a little barn the owner said I could have IF I can put up my own fencing and clean it up a bit (long story but the girl who kept her horses there previously totally DESTROYED it and never cleaned out the stall, let the electric fencing go to h*ll etc).
The entire barn goes in on hay together, which is a bit pricy for me (my job situation is not ideal right now). I found some fabulous round bales that I could swing buying a few at a time and storing them in the BO's big storage barn (SO FABULOUS THIS FARM IS!).
The paddock he would be going in does not have a ton of grass, it has a lot of trees (shady which is good for him) so I figured I could get him a round bale, and he could munch on it when he wanted (he is not the kind to stand there and emerse his head in the hay 24/7). I was going to section off part of the paddock to see if I can get some grass to grow in the part that does get some sun as well.
I have never had a round bale for just 1 horse, how long do you all think it would last him? I could also pull from the bale and feed it that way if need be.
Just want some input, I am trying to find a way to get the h*ll out of dodge and into this fantastic barn I went to see yesterday. I figured since Valour goes out by himself now, he would be fine with continuing that routine as long as the other horses are with-in view like they are now.
Comments? Ideas? (I just can't get $9.00 bales of hay right now with how much he would need to eat.. maybe in a few months when my employment is better... I am contractor so never know when the job will end)