What are peoples thoughts on how may horses can realistically be kept per acre. I know that one horse per 1.5 acres is ideal.
What are thoughts on having 5 horses in a 2.5 acre pasture. Horses are given @ a 65-75# bale of hay per day & once a day grain. None of them are stalled overnight. The 2.5 acres is divided into 3 pastures @ 95' x 350' and we've typically rotated.
Any ideas for a rotation to keep each area decent? One of my thoughts is keep the smaller of the 3 as kind of a "junk" field (not as worried about grass regrowth) and always have a group in that field & rotate the "good" fields.
If I REALLY sweet talk my dad, I MIGHT be able to squeak out another 1/2 acre. Maybe I'll have my daughter give him the puppy dog eyes and the "pleeeaaaase Papa", LOL
We've had as many as 6 on the farm, but they were stalled at night so the fields had a "break".