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  1. Horse Feeds and Nutrition
    I bought my first horse, Rowdy, a 14-yr old Rocky Mountain gelding, in December 2020 and he's been living at a boarding facility in MD (mid-Atlantic) since then. At the boarding farm, he has access to weak pasture (green but lots of weeds), good hay, plenty of fresh water, plus I give him about...
  2. Horse Talk
    So I was hand grazing brownie on an area of our property we plan to turn into pasture. I noticed there was a lot of a plant that looks like water hemlock. I'll admit I'm not good at identifying plants but many of the things it could be is toxic. Brownie isn't interested in it but like I said...
  3. Farm Forum
    Hello fellow equestrians, I am currently in the market for some acreage to build my dream barn. I am ecstatic to finally take care of my own horses and eliminate board costs. My first question is ... what do you do with the excess manure in the pastures? I have heard responses from doing...
  4. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    So today I saw something that really frustrated me. Long story short; I was leaving home after my morning shift at the stables and what do I find? A horse, who jumped out of it's pasture and was wandering on the road with a blanket and a halter on. The barn the I work at has a lot of other barns...
  5. Horse Boarding/Livery/Agistment
    Hey yall, This is about my first horse, who I've had for around 4 months now. Almost 2 months ago, I moved my boy to pasture board, and he has been living in a large open space with around 10-15 other horses. This is his first time living in pasture, ever. Since the beginning, he has gotten...
  6. Horse Feeds and Nutrition
    Hi everyone I am new here and I have a two part question that I need some helpful advice on: I have 2 horses....a 12 year old TB and a 6 year old mini. Both were born here in the AZ desert. They have been on dry lot with scheduled feedings of hay/hay pellets. Very soon I hope to be relocating...
  7. Horse Boarding/Livery/Agistment
    Hi all, I am searching for a nice barn (with) pasture for boarding near LA. At best near Burbank, Glendale, Lake View Terrace, Topanga. I know it is very hard to find, but I give it a try: - 24/7 Pasture with a group of horses (A barn with a part time pasture would also work) - Fresh water &...
  8. Horse Boarding/Livery/Agistment
    Hi wonderful community, I am planning to move from Germany to Los Angeles. I would only bring my horse to the US if I find a horsefriendly barn. I have a lovely young warmblood/ halfblood jumping horse who lives in an HIT Aktivstall https://aktivstall.de/en/ right now. Means she is living with...
  9. Barn & Stable queries plus Building & Maintenance
    I'm sure this has been brought up somewhere, but I'm not having any luck with the search function right now. A recent thread about having x-amount of horses on x-amount of land got me thinking about pasture management. How do you all manage your pastures throughout the year? This is my...
  10. Barn & Stable queries plus Building & Maintenance
    I have a large box of grass seed from last year but found it has quite a bit of mouse droppings in it. Does anyone know if this is safe to put out in pasture? don't want to cause any problems. Thanks!:gallop:
  11. Horse Talk
    As far as I know it... pasture = enclosed grassy area, regardless of size paddock = enclosed dirt/sand area, again regardless of size pen = small enclosure, usually dirt field = unenclosed large grassy area So I was just curious to know if anyone else used different words or the same words...
  12. Horse Health
    I am currently living on highly wooded property, out of the ten acres there is maybe an acre and a half of grass yard, which I am hoping to keep. There is an opening next to a path I have, it's not completely clear but the trees that there are are far enough apart that a horse could safely run...
  13. Horse Breeding
    I am a large horse owner and new to miniature horses (also new to stallions!). We rescued a 6 year old miniature stallion about a month ago and this weekend we are bringing home a miniature filly (6 months old). I have two separate but adjoining pasture/pens for these two while they get to...
  14. Farm Forum
    I'm looking for advice, stories and tips on what it took to turn a random lot into a quality pasture. I'm currently looking for land for a little horse homestead and go back and forth between buying something that's already suitable, with pasture and such, or (for the same price point) buying...
  15. Horse Boarding/Livery/Agistment
    Hey everyone! So I board my horse at a really nice, enormous boarding facility. He lives in the pasture board part of it, and we pay $350 a month for board. The horses have access to 40 acres of extremely nice green pastures (almost too nice; most of the horses need muzzles in the summer), and...
  16. Horse Videos
    This was my mother's day treat, getting to play with my mare after a few days of rain. I took off her blanket, gave her some nice scratches then we ran around the pasture together, lol. This is what we do when I can't ride. https://youtu.be/4A9XZiy6ncM
  17. Barn & Stable queries plus Building & Maintenance
    Last year was our first year on our farm and we only had a zero turn mower so we had to mow our pasture frequently to not let the grass get to big so that the mower couldn't handle it. As a result, the grass was always 6" tall max minus what our 2 horses ate. We found they ate the grass down...
  18. Horse Health
    Hello, I am new here and joined to glean information about Mosquitos. I have moved two of my horses to irrigated pasture because of the rising cost of regular board. I LOVE this place the people are great and the place is beautiful and they built us a tack room. But there are mosquitos! I hate...
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