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post #11 of 15 Old 05-31-2015, 12:15 AM
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Yeah, I'd see about maybe bush hogging it all down if at all possible. You could rent one or maybe pay someone to do it for you.

I am the type however that if I remove a plant, then I will replace it with a native, non-toxic plant either in the same place or in a predetermined location.
The stuff he's talking about isn't something you can just mow, or even brush hog, down. It's actually bushes that you have to chop or chainsaw out and then remove the stumps. Major pain in the behind, especially with six acres of it.

Right in the article the OP linked to, it says that it isn't toxic and that horses will only eat it if they don't have anything else because they don't find it palatable.
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post #12 of 15 Old 05-31-2015, 10:35 AM
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....... it says that it isn't toxic and that horses will only eat it if they don't have anything else because they don't find it palatable.
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Tell that to Zane.
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post #13 of 15 Old 05-31-2015, 11:03 AM
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Tell that to Zane.
I know what you mean! I have an old gelding that has always been a regular pig. Well cared for and fed plenty, but still would eat anything anywhere. When we moved to an area with pasture I could only let him on it for about an hour a day then pull him off. I would have to watch him closely on the traill to make sure he didn't grab at every weed as we walked by. Some horses are just like that.
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post #14 of 15 Old 05-31-2015, 08:49 PM
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The stuff he's talking about isn't something you can just mow, or even brush hog, down. It's actually bushes that you have to chop or chainsaw out and then remove the stumps. Major pain in the behind, especially with six acres of it.

Right in the article the OP linked to, it says that it isn't toxic and that horses will only eat it if they don't have anything else because they don't find it palatable.
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I couldn't get the article to open, my old computer really doesn't like to cooperate some days, LOL.

Knowing me, if it wasn't something protected I'd find a way to take it out anyhow, but I'm a paranoid freak about toxic plants.

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post #15 of 15 Old 06-01-2015, 04:47 PM
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According to Wikipedia, many wild and domestic ungulates use it as a source of food browsing the vegetation. I would still check with the locals to see if it is a problem.
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