Pasture managment - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 08-04-2009, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Georgia
Posts: 179
• Horses: 2
Pasture managment

I have small weed infested pasture that needs deweeded. If I were to use "weed and feed" how long would I have to wait before I could put my horses back in the section? Or are there any other inexpensive things I could use to kill weed and promote grass grown that wouldn't be bad on horses?

Proverbs 12:10, A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast...
Brumby is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 7 Old 08-04-2009, 11:40 AM
Green Broke
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 4,378
• Horses: 2
I would consult with your local farm store as they will be able to advise you best based on the types of weeds found in your area, the products available (those allowed vary from state to state) and they grazing restrictions for each.
themacpack is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 08-04-2009, 11:41 AM
Green Broke
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 4,378
• Horses: 2
You could also look into a brief "graze off" by other animals who will eat the weeds that are present.
themacpack is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 08-04-2009, 11:42 AM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Colorado
Posts: 883
• Horses: 2
I agree with themacpack.

Also, we had this problem last year with our small pasture, and simply cutting it regularly for the summer helped the good grass grow through the weeds and it eventually evened out pretty well.

Not all who wander are lost - J.R.R. Tolkien
Colorado Equine Massage Therapy
goldilockz is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 08-04-2009, 11:42 AM
Green Broke
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Rochester, New York
Posts: 2,763
• Horses: 1
We just mow our pastures, and that does a pretty good job of killing off most of the weeds, and it gives the grass a chance to breath and grow back again!

When God Made Horses, He Painted The Good Ones.
"All I pay my psychiatrist is the cost of feed and hay, and he'll listen to me any day."
Jillyann is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 08-04-2009, 11:52 AM
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Alachua, FL
Posts: 199
• Horses: 3
See if you can borrow a few goats from someone you know.
My sister has goats, I just go and get 3 of hers and let them graze with the horses for a couple of weeks. They prefer the weeds and the horses prefer the grass. When everything looks better, I just load them up and take them back home.
Its a win win for me and my sister, I get the weeds gone and she has less to feed for a couple of weeks.
waterbuggies is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 08-04-2009, 12:33 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: on a farm, duh!
Posts: 3,475
• Horses: 2
I would advise to go to your state's Farm Breu(or however you spell it) and they can tell you how to get your pasture(s) in the right shape! It did wonders for our pastures. When we bought the farm, there were weeds and all kinds of crap everywhere, but after some(very hard) work, we now have lush green burmuda EVERYWHERE!

Jumping a horse = Getting wings!
Why live on the edge when you can jump off?- Greenwood Horse Trials Tee-Shirt
StormyBlues is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Pasture trailgurl Horse Health 4 05-05-2009 10:42 PM
Pasture Pet Available paintrider Horses for Sale 0 10-31-2008 04:32 PM
Last day in pasture kitten_Val Horse Pictures 14 10-24-2008 06:55 AM
Pasture Fed tiffanyp1980 Horse Health 2 03-11-2008 11:40 PM
pasture malf Horse Talk 3 01-21-2007 10:49 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome