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  • Pull behind manure spreader for four wheeler
  • Pick up field manure

 
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    01-12-2010, 03:27 PM
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We have three horses on about 3 acres right now. We don't pick up the manure. It usually gets stomped up or disentegrated with rain. If we picked all the poop up it would probably rip the grass up as well. I clean the shelter/stalls once a week and either put in the muddy spot in the pasture if its rained alot (its mostly straw) or collect it for the BOs to use in their garden.
     
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    01-12-2010, 03:39 PM
  #12
Foal
I went and bought one of those little manure spreaders you pull behind a four-wheeler. Boy, that thing is handy! I throw my turd rake in the back and pull that spreader out in the paddock and pasture and clean it right up. After I'm done I go out into the big field and spread away. I never knew you were not suppose to let horses eat on fields after spreading! It makes sense, I just never thought about it.

Get a manure spreader, they are great for field management.
     
    01-12-2010, 06:23 PM
  #13
Foal
I don't know how fast grass grows in Canada but for sure in Texas 1 horse per acre means no grass or very little--still have to feed hay.

If you have pastures intended for forage--minimum 3 acres for each horse--then manage it like forage--lime, fertilize (you can use horse manure but it really doesn't do a very good job for growing grass), areate etc.

If you are using it for turn out--then pick it up as it is just like a stall.

Liming also seems to work on the worm problem also--don't know if it does but it seems to. We lime the stalls once per month also.
     

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