The skyrocketing price of hay has left some tri-state horse owners overwhelmed. Hay production is down 50 percent this year because of the widespread drought.
Joel Anderson of Rockin' A Arena in Palmyra says both the cost of hay and grain have doubled since last year. A single bale of hay can now cost up to $9 compared to just $3 last year.
Anderson says the drought also caused his pastures to dry up, so he is forced to feed his horses more hay this year than normal. Some owners are selling their less productive horses in an effort to save money.
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