Originally Posted by StormyBlues
whatever, we worm reguallarly and the horses are safe and healthy. We really only spread on uninhabited areas, but the horses are moved around often
I agree. It's not like you're spreading wormy poo around, lol. Mine are kept on a good deworming schedule and have no problems with reinfestation. We have a 0.7 acre pasture for both horses, no barn just a shelter. We keep the manure spread in their pasture. I go out with a rake and break it all up twice a week (weather permitting). We have burned the manure when it builds up too much around the shelter.
At our last boarding facility, which we boarded at for over 3 years, the horses were in individual 100x100 paddocks with two shelters. Their paddocks were drug once every 7-10 days. The manure was never removed, just drug. If it built up, then it was pilled in the middle and burned. None of the horses ever had a worm problem, even those that weren't dewormed as regularly as they should have been.
In both cases, the manure helps with grass growth and keeps the ground from getting packed down too hard in high traffic areas.