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    11-23-2011, 07:59 PM
  #1
Weanling
Do you clean your horse's pasture?

I work at this private barn where I have to clean and feed the 2 horses. I have to clean the pony's paddock with a muck bucket. Then drag the heavy bucket to the other side of the barn and then push it under the fence and lift it up into a wheel barrow and then push the wheelbarrow to the muck cart which is in the driveway.

So do you clean your horse's pasture? What do you use to clean it with? Muck bucket? Wheel barrow?
     
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    11-23-2011, 08:40 PM
  #2
Foal
HAHA no! But there are 25 horses at my stable. The owner doesn't clean the pasture, just the stalls once a day.
     
    11-23-2011, 08:43 PM
  #3
Trained
If for some reason we had a horse contained in a small paddock we would use a wheelbarrow. No cleaning in the pasture...it all just dries up and washes/blows away.
     
    11-23-2011, 08:47 PM
  #4
Trained
I pick 10 acres by hand every day. I figure it's just like picking stalls in the barn.
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    11-23-2011, 08:50 PM
  #5
Weanling
I bet Dreamcatcher's horses are nearly worm free :)

There are two really good ideas for pasture management.

Either pick out your fields, or manure spread them.

If you leave all the poop there, it only attracts internal and external parasites.
     
    11-23-2011, 08:54 PM
  #6
Foal
About once a month my BO spreads the pasture. But we just let it dry up.
     
    11-23-2011, 08:54 PM
  #7
Weanling
I pick the pasture but only every couple of weeks since I only have 2 horses out there. I generally use a wheel barrow but if I'm really lazy the tractor comes out and I use the bucket. I actually like picking the pasture. My job is stressful so picking poop is something I can do and not get yelled at by patients/customers or worry about making mistakes. It lets me get outside and the horses usually keep me company.
     
    11-24-2011, 12:13 AM
  #8
Trained
I figure if the weather is nice and they're all outside, then I don't have to pick stalls. So, I pick the pastures instead. When the weather is nasty, I pick stalls and the pastures stay clean. Either way you look at it, somebody has to have poop pickin' detail! LOL!~
     
    11-24-2011, 01:05 AM
  #9
Green Broke
Feed textured feed and let the chickens do the work.
     
    11-24-2011, 08:04 AM
  #10
Green Broke
My Newerspreader has helped tremendously with this, and my pastures love it.
     

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