California Riding Magazine • December, 2011

Letter to the Editor

Thank you California Riding Magazine for printing an article about hay prices (The Gallop, Nov., 2011). For something that affects all horse owners, there has been very little said in print about the rising cost of hay. There is not much that we can do about the weak dollar that is making our hay so attractive to foreign purchasers, but we can raise our voices and demand that tariffs be placed on hay exports. What will become of the horse industry when ownership of a horse is beyond the means of the average person? I hope you will continue to keep us posted on this important topic.

Lyles Perkins
Courtship Ranch