Horse Pasture Management

The purpose of the book is to help people provide a better life for horses Provides the basic principles of pasture management for those involved in equine-related fields and study Covers a variety of strategies for managing the behavior, ...

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Author: Paul H. Sharpe

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128129203

Category: Science

Page: 442

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Horse Pasture Management begins with coverage of the structure, function and nutritional value of plants, continuing into identification of pasture plants. Management of soil and plants in a pasture is covered next, followed by horse grazing behavior, feed choices of horses, management of grazing horses, and how to calculate how many horses should be grazing relative to land size. Management of hay and silage are included, since year-round grazing is not possible on many horse farms. A number of chapters deal with interactions of a horse farm with the environment and other living things. As an aid in good pasture management, one chapter explains construction and use of fencing and watering systems. Contributions are rounded out with a chapter explaining how the University of Kentucky helps horse farm managers develop their pasture management programs. The purpose of the book is to help people provide a better life for horses Provides the basic principles of pasture management for those involved in equine-related fields and study Covers a variety of strategies for managing the behavior, grouping, environmental, and feeding needs of grazing horses to ensure high levels of welfare and health Includes information on environmental best practices, plant and soil assessment, and wildlife concerns Explains pasture-related diseases and toxic plants to be avoided Includes links to useful resources and existing extension programs

Managing Horse Pastures

Contains information on horse pasture management in the following sections: fertilizer requirements and fertilization; rotational grazing and grazing management; weed control; and methods for rejuvenating run-down or old pastures.

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ISBN: OCLC:932973093

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Contains information on horse pasture management in the following sections: fertilizer requirements and fertilization; rotational grazing and grazing management; weed control; and methods for rejuvenating run-down or old pastures.

Managing Horses on Small Properties

This book shows how to combine sustainable land management practices with a style of horse keeping that will protect the health and well-being of your horses, as well as the land and its wildlife.

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Author: Jane Myers

Publisher: Landlinks Press

ISBN: 9780643099241

Category: Science

Page: 224

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A dream shared by many is to run a few horses on a small property on the fringes of a city or town. This book shows how to combine sustainable land management practices with a style of horse keeping that will protect the health and well-being of your horses, as well as the land and its wildlife. Good property management does not need to be an expensive undertaking. Improved pasture means less feed bills, reduced mud or dust improves a horse's health and reduces vet bills, better manure management turns a liability into an asset. The reader is first introduced to the horse's natural behaviour as expressed in body language, intelligence, ability to learn, grazing, herd instincts and social behaviour. The book then goes on to cover all the basics of safe handling, routine care and common health problems. Property selection, property design, water supply, pasture management, horse facilities, fencing, trees and plants, manure management and equipment and tools are comprehensively dealt with in separate chapters. This is a practical book written with a minimum of jargon especially for those who are new to horse ownership and small properties. It will deliver real benefits to the landholder, including reduced horse keeping costs, better welfare of horses, increased productivity, and improved land management practices.

Horse Pasture Management

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Author: Great Britain. Countryside Agency

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ISBN: OCLC:59508185

Category: Regional planning

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Managing Grass for Horses

This informative book explains everything which needs to be considered when managing grasslands to benefit the horse, the vegetation and the environment.

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Author: Elizabeth O'Beirne-Ranelagh

Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited

ISBN: 0851318568

Category: Pets

Page: 398

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Grass plays a vital part in a horse's nutrition, health, and well-being, and good grassland management is a cost-effective way of feeding them. This book explains everything that needs to be considered when managing grasslands to benefit the horse.

Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage

In this thoroughly updated edition of her best-selling classic, Cherry Hill teaches you how to be a responsible steward of the land and refine your "horsekeeping consciousness" while providing horses with the best care possible.

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Author: Cherry Hill

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603428385

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

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Keeping your own horses requires dedication, hard work, and a sincere interest in the well-being of your animals. This practical guide shows you how to design efficient facilities and establish effective maintenance routines so that your horses can stay happy, healthy, and safe on even the smallest plots of land. Offering expert advice on barn designs, fencing options, and pasture management, Cherry Hill stresses the importance of understanding horse behavior and environmentally responsible land stewardship as integral aspects of a pleasurable and rewarding horsekeeping experience.

Equine Permaculture

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Author: Mariette van den Berg

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ISBN: 0646902717

Category: Technology & Engineering

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Equine Permaculture

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Author: Mariette Van den Berg

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:841423225

Category: Horse farms

Page: 79

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Managing Horses on Small Properties

Horses can be allowed short periods of grazing when it is possible for them to take bites without the plant being lifted out by the roots. Careful management in these initial stages is very important if the paddock is to grow well.

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Author: Jane Myers

Publisher: Landlinks Press

ISBN: 9780643090675

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 212

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"A few horses on a small property on the fringes of a city or town somewhere is a dream shared by many people ... [this] shows how to combine sustainable land management practices with a style of horse keeping that will protect the health and well-being of your horses, as well as thew land and its wildlife ... a practical book written with a minimum of jargon especially for those who are new to horse ownership and small properties"--Back cover.

Forages and grazing in horse nutrition

This book highlights the role of forages and grazing in horse nutrition and also gathers information about related topics, such as the contribution of local breeds for the sustainability and development of rural areas, their impact on ...

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Author: Markku Saastamoinen

Publisher: Wageningen Academic Publishers

ISBN: 9789086862009

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 512

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Forages should be the basis of all diets in horse feeding. Therefore it is of major importance to determine which parameters will influence their quality. Changes on chemical composition along the vegetative cycle, nutrient losses during harvesting, preservation and storage are factors that could have an effect on nutritive value, as well on digestibility and palatability. A specific grazing and ingesting behaviour, linked to plant preferences and the selection of feeding sites will have an impact on biodiversity. This will determine the options on plant species and varieties and further management of pastures for horses. This book highlights the role of forages and grazing in horse nutrition and also gathers information about related topics, such as the contribution of local breeds for the sustainability and development of rural areas, their impact on landscape and relationships with environmental preservation. This book is the 6th volume in a scientific series conceived through the European Workshop on Equine Nutrition (EWEN) which falls under the umbrella of the Horse Commission of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP). All these materials provide an interesting basis for further discussion, not only in specialized forums, but also for those involved in horse production.

Establishing and Managing Irrigated Pasture for Horses

Water quality Unfortunately, horse paddocks are sometimes expansive areas of nearly bare soil that are oflittle ecological value and may even have a negative impact on water quality. Poor management ofa horse pasture can result in soil ...

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Author: J. Davy, T. Becchetti, EtAl.

Publisher: University of Calfornia, Agriculture and Natural Resources

ISBN: 9781601078223

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 22

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Pasture Management Guide for Livestock Producers

Managing horses on pasture Productive horse pastures require careful attention to forage supply and animal needs . Horses are forage - consuming animals and must have a daily supply of roughage provided either as pasture or hay .

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ISBN: MINN:31951D00357597G

Category: Animal feeding

Page: 104

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