I'm in need of some help, We have a 12yr old Tenn. Walker on his way and due to some heavy winds night before last we have lost fences in 3 of our 4 pastures. I don't believe I can get the trees cleared and fences mended in time to put our new friend in any of those 3 good clean pastures. The one central point of these three fields was taken out by one huge maple and has taken out about 100 feet in each of three directions. The 4th pasture is our smallest and we have not used it in about 3 years. Previously home to goats the field is now heavy in cockle burrs. The last thing I want to do is spend weeks removing cockle burrs from our new friends mane and tail, especially when I should be fixing the other fences in the cold.
We have tried to delay delivery of the horse but that can not be arranged. So now I am trying to determine how I might be able to remove the burrs from the field? This area is only about 200foot square. I fear if I just mow them down the horse will roll in them anyways...
With the significant damage to the other pasture fences it will likely take me at least two weeks to fix enough to get one field back to usable. And I am now down to 5 days to receipt of our new friend! I need ideas for how to clear the burrs from this small field???