My boyfriends family is in the hay business bailing rounds and squares.
They feel the roundbales to their head of horses, my boyfriend himself has two horses and two ponies, depending on the season one round will last their horses 2-3 weeks, once again depending on the season and the quality of their pasture. Their horses eat it all the way to the bottom, they arent picky.
But just recently they cut first cutting and baled a few rounds early while they were still damp to test their new baler. So the hay by the time the horses got to the bottom the end of the bale was black mold and had to burn it. Their first loss, so to speak, in a year from wet hay.
I have also boarded at a different facility that fed round bales and since there were somany horses they un-rolled the bales as mentioned above, this i was not a fan of as 50% of it got trampled into the mud and wasted.
You should be fine, just keep an eye on your bale for mold.
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