Unnoticed Signs of a Recession
As our country starts to emerge from the recession, signs have become ever-more apparent of the struggles with money people have through the appearance of animals. BLS horse sale has seen an increasing number of “hungry horses” in the last few years. The price of feeding large animals can become such a burden for some people that they choose to leave multiple horses on pastures that can hardly sustain one. As the animal starts to lose weight some owners avoid going to check on them, other owners claim that they don’t look that bad.
Montana had a great year for feed this year. The constant rain mixed with the few hot days we had was a ranches dream. So why did the stock brought into BLS not show the same signs of great pasture? The answer may be as simple as horse owners not being able to afford the price of adequate pasture space for the number of horses they own.