I have a rant.
I just filled up my diesel truck. $165 and it wasn’t even totally empty.
I also just purchased hay. Grass hay. $37/bale.
And people wonder why private horses are being dumped right and left around here…
My local grower told me that most hay farmers are selling to Japan and the UE. The prices are so good, they cannot refuse. The grass is brought down to the compressors by the ports and shipped off in plastic wrapped compacted bales. (Which is another reason why the BLM wants wild horses off of scarce and valuable grazing land… and why the BLM holding pens say that the horses are too expensive to house… .)
Even worse, there’s a new disgusting thing happening to people who are keeping and caring for their horses – some pets are being taken out of their fields at night and butchered for meat. Yup. Disgusting. Horrible. No words. (Lock your access gates.)
All of this is so discouraging and heavy for California horse owners.
That’s it. That’s my rant.
I still love my horses. I still want to take care of them all. But now I lock the gate and I do less other stuff so I can afford to pay for what I do with them.
Still. Really, California?! You can do better for your ranchers.
ON ANOTHER NOTE…
(The kitty in the photo is my kitty. His name is Boy Kitty and he’s 15 – I adore him. Boy Kitty lives in the barn and eats a lot. BK went to the vet recently and he weighed 17 pounds. He’s a big boy. In that photo, he was actually just talking to me. He had climbed up on my lap and was purring and making biscuits as he told me what what up in his life. Clearly he was ranting, too!)
Also, I have a friend ISO (in search of) a very experienced, friendly trail horse who loves that job. Sane, solid, sound. Must be smallish. Not over 15’1. Aged between 8-12, but might consider other candidates. Mare or Gelding. I would most likely take care of it. No funny business… just a rock solid trail horse.
email me if you know of an honest person with this horse. Thanks!