Dealing with mud in a pasture

dirt road during daytime

If you live in any climate where there’s regular rainfall and have horses, you know that mud is an issue. It not only sticks to your boots and hooves, it can also cause hoof problems, lost shoes, equine skin conditions, and makes a mess of zones with any traffic. Because our barn basically was sitting […]

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Pasture fencing install Part 1

safe fence electric horse fence

When it came time to consider fencing for our soon to be pasture, which had zero fencing anywhere, my first move was planning how we’d use the pasture spaces. For me daily turnout is a must, so is safe fencing thats low maintenance and wouldn’t explode our budget. Also, the pasture grass would be fairly […]

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Soil testing and seeding for pasture

hand holding grass seed for pasture

So after the clearing was finally finished and the ground settled a bit ( a few months of rain and drying cycles), it was time to start seeding for pasture.  The first step actually involves no seed at all, but impacts your growth results more than anything, and that is testing your soil. It’s recommended […]

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DIY land clearing for pasture

green tree on grass field during daytime

So in the fall of 2012 just after we got married and purchased our first home, we began creating our first home for horse and humans. When we were searching for a home we knew it needed to have a barn and space for a few horses or at least have the potential for it. […]

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