Tuesday, September 8, 2015

What is a flake?

No, we don't mean a person (or horse) who can't be relied on. You'll often hear the word "flake" around a barn, usually associated with a number.

Small bales of hay split into ten pieces. Each piece is a "flake" and horse people often use this as a simple measure for the amount of hay an individual horse is being fed.

Image source David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons.

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