Rejuvenating a tired pasture - Page 2
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Barns, Boarding, and Farms > Barn Maintenance

Rejuvenating a tired pasture

This is a discussion on Rejuvenating a tired pasture within the Barn Maintenance forums, part of the Barns, Boarding, and Farms category
  • Rejuvenating pasture
  • Dandelions in horse pasture

Like Tree10Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    04-03-2013, 05:01 PM
  #11
Trained
I wanted to add that I pulled up and discarded all weeds. I've been de-burring this pasture for several years, and I took the occassion to eridicate every noxious weed I could find. I don't consider dandelions a weed in a horse pasture. Any edible weed that doesn't send up a shoot and seeds that blow, like thistles, I also left.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    04-06-2013, 01:58 PM
  #12
Foal
Well, I talked with my university extension office the other day and he said that they will help me, he and a grazing expert will be able to come out by the end of this month and actually look at my set up and can write up a grazing plan for me, and its all for free!! Now, I'm hoping he doesn't suggest I till everything up and start over, but he thought that my pasture had a good variety of forage, so all I may need is to fertilize and lay some lime. I will find out later this month what they think and come back.
RitzieAnn likes this.
     
    05-10-2013, 11:18 AM
  #13
Foal
The extension people came out last week and took a look at my pasture, he feels it is ok right now, and I frost seeded some white dutch clover to add in some drought/trample resistant forage for them per their advice. They are going to come back out to take a look before I put them on pasture for the first time.

Anyone care to come up with a plan for rotation?

These are what I came up with but there are potential problems, such as water, and needing to go through another pasture to get to the other.

Here's one


And here's another idea
     
    05-10-2013, 12:12 PM
  #14
Foal
Why not diagonally split it it other way? I wouldn't split it at the corner but near the site of water so that one line could serve both pastures. It looks like you could put a gate in that corner for the second pasture.
Corporal likes this.
     
    05-10-2013, 12:14 PM
  #15
Started
I like the first layout better. But I'd consider your proposed north/ south fence being switched to an east/west fence. My only reason being you could put your water trough in the fence so it's accessible from both pastures.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    05-10-2013, 03:40 PM
  #16
Foal
So something more like this...



I do like this better than some of the others, I will just have to go through more gates to get them where I want them. I only plan on grazing them at night because the grass has less sugar in it during that time, so they will be dry-lotted during the day and out at night for the most part, at least until I acclimate them to grass.
     
    05-10-2013, 04:42 PM
  #17
Trained
MUCH better with 3 divisions. You can rest one or two at at time.
boots likes this.
     
    05-14-2013, 08:35 PM
  #18
Foal
Here's my thoughts. Of course, I didn't have a "blank" shot of your property, so just ignore your ideas that are in the background

This is similar to what we did when we had a pen that was 'way far away' Here you still have 3 pens. But you leave your dry lot open. They walk back there for water. You just put in some temporary (for perminate) posts with some lot line. Ours was about 5-6ft wide. It doesn't take up a ton of room, makes no problems with having to provide water all over the place (and keeping it larva free!)
Attached Images
File Type: jpg pasturesetup2_zpsb9a86021.jpg (97.2 KB, 26 views)
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Pasture & New Pasture Buddies! RoCru Horse Pictures 10 11-23-2010 05:08 AM
HELP! WEEDY pasture! (or Pasture Management ?) devildogtigress Horse Nutrition 9 10-31-2010 12:05 AM
Im always tired! 1111aqua General Off Topic Discussion 15 05-11-2009 11:13 AM
With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds, Tired Souls, We Slept NativeHorse55 Horse Videos 4 03-31-2009 06:08 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0