I have two horses that are in a 5 acre pasture and are in their stalls during the hottest part of the day. The pasture was doing great until we had a long heat wave that killed the grass. I was putting out bales of hay in the pasture but I was going broke purchasing hay bales and the hay guy saw me more than I see DH. Plus the horses were starting to lose alittle weight. So...... I put a round bale in the pasture but I have never used one and have some questions. 1) the two horses have eaten the round bale down but there is a lot of waste that they are not touching. In fact, they have peed/pooped on much of the wasted hay. Is this normal to have so much waste? 2) Since they are down to being picky about the hay, is it time to get a new round bale? 3)Do I need to remove the wasted hay before I put another round bale in? With the hay bales, I had it down to where they were eating it all so not much was wasted. Any suggestions would be greatly appriciated. Thank you!! PS: Since putting in the round bale I have divided the 5 acre pasture out into 3 smaller pastures so I can rotate the horses next spring. I am going to seed/fertilize the pastures this fall.