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

 


 

Dandelion - Taraxacum officinale


Growth Habit

Perennial, thick deep tap root, seeds spread easily in wind and can be spread over large distances.

Encouraged by

Thin pastures, low nutrient levels

Physical Control

Although dandelions can be controlled by cutting the tap root a few inches below ground level, this unlikely to be worthwhile.

Chemical Control

2,4-D has some effect when growth is vigorous, as does MCPA and Mecoprop.

Toxicity

None, may be considered as a herb for horses.

Beneficial Characteristics

Dandelions appear to be quite palatable to horses and has a good protein, vitamin, and mineral content, better than many pasture grasses.


Dandelion
Dandelion