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Horse Pasture Management – Species Selection

Dan Kluchinski, Chair, Agricultural & Resource Management Agents Department, Mercer County; and William J. Bamka, Burlington County Agricultural Agent

Reviewed in 2004 by Carey Williams, Ph.D., Extension Specialist in Equine Management

Fact Sheet #103
 

Horse property owners are continuously confronted with pasture management decisions that ultimately affect the productivity, persistence, and appearance of their pastures.



 

Establishing and Maintaining Horse Pastures

William J. Bamka, Burlington County Agricultural Agent & James R. Justin, Ph.D., Extension Specialist in Crop Science (retired)

Published 9/1/2003

Fact Sheet #368

 

Horses and pastures seem to go together. Pastures provide exercise and a low-cost feed source, but unless productive, they provide only exercise. To achieve both goals, however, they must have a good start.



 

Equine Pasture Management “A Year-Round Approach”

Robert Mickel, Regional Livestock Agent

Reviewed in 2004 by Carey Williams, Ph.D., Extension Specialist in Equine Management

Fact Sheet #770

 

Introduction
Pasture management is an evolving dynamic system requiring care and supervision year-round. Equine practitioners often expect their pastures to provide areas for exercise, training, and forage production, without providing adequate levels of plant management to obtain these goals and expectations.


 

Poisonous Weeds in Horse Pastures

William J. Bamka, Burlington County Agricultural Agent & Bruce M. Barbour, RCE Environmental Program Leader

Reviewed in 2004 by Carey Williams, Ph.D., Extension Specialist in Equine Management

Fact Sheet #938


Introduction

Hungry horses do not listen to warnings to avoid poisonous weeds. There is widespread belief that instinct protects animals, but this cannot be relied on for protection.

 

 

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