New farm - how to organize pasture etc
I moved to a new place last year and currently rent out about 4 1/2 of my 10 acres to a local farmer who pays me in hay. I have three horses, all quarter horse and they have about 2 1/2 acres of pasture. I am thinking about taking back the land that I'm renting out and turning to pasture and am trying to figure out exactly how I would be best organizing it.
The pole shed in the pic has a lean to to the south (towards bottom of pic)with with doors to stalls inside the shed. I also have an automatic waterer in the lean to and whatever I do, I'd like to have this central area be open to whatever paddock arrangement I come up with. Really fortunate to have this setup and semi blank canvass and want to get some ideas so I can make the most of it. If I were to use some of it for hay I have a farmer next door who would bale for me if I decided to go that route.
Unfortunately, as nice as the barn is, it's a set up for dairy and so not much use for horses.
I live in Minnesota. Would appreciate any advice and feedback.