Pasture & Paddocks

Horses are different and unique. Just ask any horse owner! When it comes to pastures and paddocks, horses can be much harder on the land than other types of livestock. Pastures and Paddocks are typically continually disturbed areas; under constant physical stress from horses hooves. Horses are also fine tuned eating machines, having top and bottom teeth, capable of nipping forages close to the soil. For these reasons, it is extremely important to properly manage what land you have to the best of your ability.

Best Management Practices include all-weather paddocks, or sacrifice areas, and rotational grazing or turn-outs. For some excellent resources, see the pdf's or website links below.   

Check out our Soil Information Page for soil testing guides and facilities.

Please feel free to contact us for help in advice or  designing, maintaining or improving your equine facility!