We bought a 5 acre farm this last summer in SW Ohio. We have just finished all of our new fencing for our pasture and are ready to bring home my horse in the spring once we finish off a couple of barn projects.
I noticed at the end of summer in certain areas of the pasture that there is a significant mole problem. I am from Kansas where our moles are much more awful...prairie dogs. I did not notice this issue when we purchased the property and am now wondering how big of an issue this is to my horse and its leg safety. The moles seem to tunnel along and churn the soil up and leave these really soft spots.
Does anyone have experience with moles in their horse pasture? We treated for grubbs and that didn't seem to deter them much. I have heard you could do mole trapps but that seems like an even more futile adventure.
Will the horses 'scare' them off, or cause them to rehome elsewhere? Will the mole tunnels cause broken legs? It doesn't seem the tunnels are deep enough.
As I said, I have no experience with moles and horses. Any advise? Or should I not worry to much.