Dark patches on grass?!
Hi :) I was just wondering if anyone else had seen this, and what it could be caused by? We have some fairly poor quality grazing land at our barn, which has been rested for about 4 months. (I don't manage it, I'm just wondering about it!) Since the horses have gone out on it, it seems to have become quite patchily dark in some places, such as where a horse has trodden, but also in other areas.
I'm wondering what could cause this? Could it be frost damage? Except that it is only in patches? And the grass that is in darker patches is also of a different texture, as though coated in something greasy.
I'm really hoping that someone else will have had this so I can find out whether it's a problem or not. At present the horses all seem to be healthy enough, but they are all generally producing very very loose droppings. I think that's normal though, as they have only just gone out onto the spring grass, and are generally on full grass livery.
Thanks very much! :)