Originally Posted by COWCHICK77
You living in Nevada yourself know that it requires a lot of land to maintain an AU. A horse AU is 50% more can a cow/calf pair. That is a lot of land to maintain one horse. Also horses are a hell of a lot tougher on the grass than cattle are. Horses tear the grass out by the roots rather than chewing it off like cattle. I would be a little irritated as well if I had a lease that the horses were tearing up while my cows are hunting grass. The growing season is short and its nice to save a little for dry winter feed.
i know I have a bit of a bias seeing as the cattle ranchers have no problems with their cattle coming through our property - which they love because we have the best water source for quite a ways. The thing is... they have to come through I can't even guess how many private properties and down roads, etc. to get to the creek from their grazing lands. It's crazy.
Anyways... we went quite far off topic I think. Hahaha