I have had it up to here with burdocks!! I have seriously had it! I mow and mow and mow and they are finding burrs SOMEWHERE!! Now our pasture is about an acre, maybe less, for my Hackney Pony and 26yr old Mini Mare. Both tails and manes are so tight with burrs I think I have no choice but to chop it off. Fly season is over so I don't feel so bad other than they look horrible with no tails and manes. I had to do this last year too. Anyone know of any tips that will help KILL these things? (burdocks, not horses!! LOL) I think I have no choice this year but to cut them. Whatever I use on the pasture has to be safe for them because that's their only pasture. We have more acreage, it's just getting hubby to agree to put the posts in because I can't(high risk pregnancy, not wimp). Also we have only a run in shed for them so there is no containment other than tieing with lead ropes.
Other issue, the fence has begun to sag between posts and is getting too low and bugs me. I am wondering what you ladies/guys use to tighten your fencing that is pre-existing. I see Tractor Supply sells tensioners
Fi-Shock™ Line Tightener - Tractor Supply Online Store
This one in particular, but anyone know if this can be used on my existing fence or is it only on new fencing?
Thanks for any advice! Our set up is not ideal but it works for us, we only have them as pets because I can't ride for a while and really am not suppose to even work them but still try to lunge the pony once a week or so to get his antics out and remind him of who I am and what I want.