Pasture has the potential to provide
1. The horses nutrition
2. A Safe exercise area
Potentials rarely achieved, often neglected

All information given here is believed to be correct but the author cannot be responsible for any consequences of it's use.

Pasture Management
for
Horses

by Denis Lindsell
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Weeds

Weed Control

Ragwort

Bracken

Marestails

Nettles

Docks

Chickweed

Buttercups

Plantains

Creeping Thistle

Spear Thistle

Dandelion

St. Johns Wort

 


 

Weeds in the Paddock

The definition of a weed is any plant that is growing where you don't want it to. Therefore it is totally your decision whether a particular plant is a weed or not. Some of the species listed here may be considered to be useful herbs.
As any farmer will know, it is important to be able to recognise weeds when they are quite small to enable control to take place before they cause a problem. If I mention ragwort to any student, they will always tell me they can recognise it. Sadly this is practically always only true when the plant is three feet high with yellow flowers on it. It may me be vitally important to be able to recognise this plant when it is younger - particularly as it does not flower untill its second year.

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Horses grazing