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    05-13-2012, 08:42 PM
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Weanling
Will Bushhogging or just cutting with lawnmower help

Check out my pasture, year 2 and had a guy cut with tractor last yr about this time and I cut with lawnmower once. In order to eliminate those weeds and stuff and just have regular grass, unplanted, would frequent bushhogging or cutting help?
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    05-13-2012, 08:44 PM
  #2
Banned
Yes.

In wet weather when the good grasses are growing I mow once a week.
     
    05-13-2012, 08:47 PM
  #3
Weanling
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Originally Posted by maura    
Yes.

In wet weather when the good grasses are growing I mow once a week.
i always see those guys with big pretty pastures and wonder how they stay looking nice and trim and neat and I was always under the impression that the horses kept it ate down lol. As to people saying a horse needs acres and acres to graze on . Thought mine would have my pasture nice and ate down too lol.
     
    05-13-2012, 08:47 PM
  #4
Showing
You only have to brushhog it if it's really tall and thick. Otherwise, just mow it often.
     
    05-13-2012, 08:48 PM
  #5
Trained
^^^^ once a week here, too, if possible, and no longer than 2 weeks.
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    05-13-2012, 08:51 PM
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Trained
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Originally Posted by nyg052003    
i always see those guys with big pretty pastures and wonder how they stay looking nice and trim and neat and I was always under the impression that the horses kept it ate down lol. As to people saying a horse needs acres and acres to graze on . Thought mine would have my pasture nice and ate down too lol.
The more land you give them, the more they have to choose from. They'll go back and forth eating from mort to least palatable, and there is stuff that looks like very nice grass (to me) that they won't touch at all. If you want to clean up the rest, add some goats.
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    05-13-2012, 08:52 PM
  #7
Weanling
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Originally Posted by equiniphile    
You only have to brushhog it if it's really tall and thick. Otherwise, just mow it often.
so mowing it is definitely a must? Darn darn lol I have enough yard to cut as it is lol. I even cleaned up a front pasture for him, letting that grow up right now. I guess my dad needs to get that 2nd horse afterall lol. I only have one now
     
    05-13-2012, 08:53 PM
  #8
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Horses are selective grazers. They don't keep anything eaten down nice and even. They will ONLY eat certain things in the pasture mix and ignore others, and when given enough land, the will make manure in one area and let everything in that area grow and get long, and graze another area down to nubs.

Mowing and/or bushogging regularly is one part of good pasture management. It encourages the good grasses to grow and spread and choke out the weeds, and cuts down the weeds before they have a chance to seed.
     
    05-13-2012, 08:54 PM
  #9
Banned
Yes, mowing it is a must, at least if you want decent looking pasture and no, a second horse won't help.
     
    05-13-2012, 08:57 PM
  #10
Weanling
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Originally Posted by maura    
Yes, mowing it is a must, at least if you want decent looking pasture and no, a second horse won't help.
**** **** **** lol. I will get goat as long as I won't have to feed him anything else lol. Just give him water and hopefully not have to worm or spend any othe money on him lol
     

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