My childhood dream of moving out into the country is finally coming true... 10 year late, but its still happening. I'm moving with my parents to a little house on 6 acres in November. I have been working with and around horses for 10 years, but I have never had the joys of creating my own pasture before.
Now I don't have horses at the moment, but I do want to set up 2 separate horse pastures. My goal is to be able to rotate the pastures, which will be 1-2 acres each. I'm going to take my time and not rush the process, but I really have no idea where to start.
I know I need to get rid of the rocks, trees, and cactus, create the ideal fencing, and watch and get rid of seasonal weeds. I just don't know what I need to lay down seed/hay/grass type wise. Plus the big question is there anything else I'm missing?
I am not bring horses here until this place is perfect, and I'm clearing and doing this all by hand. Which means I'm giving myself a year or so to do all.
I just wanted to see what advice, tips, and tricks y'all could tell me.
BTW the land is mid Texas around San Antonio and Austin. And the picture below is a part of where I want a pasture to go.
Thanks in advance