HorseQuest Learning Lesson: Equine Pasture Management

Horses June 17, 2013|Print
Horse eating a pasture that is 1/2 mowed and 1/2 not

Why is good pasture important to horses? Well, because horses should consume at least 1-2% of their body weight each day in forage (hay or pasture). A 1000 lb horse will need from 1 - 3 acres to provide enough pasture to meet its total nutrient requirements.

Learning Objectives

Objectives of this lesson include:

  1. Learn about the different types of grasses in pastures.
  2. Understand pasture management procedures.
  3. Learn about manure management.
  4. Develop knowledge of nutritional issues.
  5. Understand different types of grazing systems.
  6. Learn about plants toxic to horses.
  7. Develop understanding of facilities in pastures.

 

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