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post #1 of 8 Old 04-22-2012, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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Debating with hubby

We have 2acres a lil over an is fenced off for horses.
He thinks we can seed nd prepare the land .
But I don't think worth it while the horses are on it...
So my questions is can you prepare the ground while the horses are on it?
This the sand bar called Florida..
Thank You for any response....
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post #2 of 8 Old 04-22-2012, 08:29 PM
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While the horses are on it, he wants to seed. Nope, they will kill the young grass by ripping it out by the roots.
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1acre for 2 horses.
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While the horses are on it, he wants to seed. Nope, they will kill the young grass by ripping it out by the roots.
Thank you waresbear That was what I thought..
Alot of work for nothing....
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We have 2acres a lil over an is fenced off for horses.
He thinks we can seed nd prepare the land .
But I don't think worth it while the horses are on it...
So my questions is can you prepare the ground while the horses are on it?
This the sand bar called Florida..
Thank You for any response....
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haha!!!

No, not a good i-dee. Horses are far harder on ground than cattle - and they will just destroy seedlings and in general make a bit of a mess on a newly tilled seeded area. And, their paths, wether the feild is "naturally watered" or irrigated, will channel water (seeds in the path will never see the light of day). Dividing it is best...move, plant, move, repeat.

There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.
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post #6 of 8 Old 04-23-2012, 03:39 PM
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When we added 3.2 acres of new pasture, we waited 14 months before we let 3 horses on the new grass about 12 hours a day, it almost killed the new grass in just 2 months, it was recommended we wait 2 years..... wish we had.... after the 2 years, the 3 horses are on it 24/7 and no problems.

We used 75% Fescue and 25% Rye on very good soil with all the additives per the advice of soils tests.

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post #7 of 8 Old 04-23-2012, 03:43 PM
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dirtroadangel they would probably consume it as it came up. Or else trample it down. I would wait at least a month before letting them on it then again it depends on the type of grass you are planting. Shalom
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