Pasture & Forage Management


Making Winter Manageable on the Farm

October 27, 2016

Don't wait for the first snowflakes to prepare your horse property for the cold, dark, and wet months ahead.... Read More


Managing Small Horse Pastures

October 17, 2016

Proper management of pastures on small acreage can mean better grazing for your horses and reduced hay costs.... Read More

Triple M Ranch, a 7-acre horse property in Hobart, Washington, houses sure-footed Paso Fino horses that are well-suited for riding on nearby trails.


The Chore-Efficient Horse Property

October 12, 2016

Take a tour of Triple M Ranch, a 7-acre Washington horse farm designed to minimize labor. ... Read More


Poll Recap: Fall Mud-Management Projects

October 11, 2016

Of the 545 respondents, 175 (32%) said they will add gravel and/or sand for high-traffic areas on their farm this fall.... Read More

The red imported fire ant is red to brown with a black abdomen.


Fire Ant Surveillance for Horse Farms

October 07, 2016

The gradual north- and westward expansion of the fire ant's range is exposing more horse owners to this important pest. ... Read More


Controlling Dust on Horse Properties

October 06, 2016

Keep dust to a minimum in arenas, barns, and paddocks for both aesthetic and health reasons.... Read More


Protecting Your Horse From Poisonous Fall Leaves

September 26, 2016

Is it okay for my horse to eat leaves that have fallen from trees in his pasture?... Read More


(Un)certain Change: Climate Shifts and Horse Keeping

September 10, 2016

Learn how rising temperatures and extreme weather events are affecting horse keeping.... Read More


UK Pasture Evaluation Work Showcased at Rangeland Congress

August 28, 2016

The program staff have performed 160 pasture evaluations, representing more than 30,000 acres, in 20 Kentucky counties. ... Read More


The Grass Guide: Red Clover

August 28, 2016

Red clover provides excellent forage quality when grazed or harvested before the flower blooms.... Read More


Old Friends Hosts Field Day, Highlights Pasture Improvements

August 25, 2016

Last year Old Friends developed and implemented plans for improving all the paddocks on the farm.... Read More


The Grass is Always Greener: Quick Pasture Management Tips

August 20, 2016

Basic pasture management is relatively simple but requires diligence and understanding.... Read More


Shopping for Horse Farm Property

August 13, 2016

Consider these pointers for selecting horse-friendly land, facilities, and communities. ... Read More


The Ins and Outs of Temporary Horse Fencing

August 11, 2016

This portable and cost-effective barrier comes in handy when managing pastures, traveling with horses, and more.... Read More

Seedlings fill in bare areas faster when seeded in two directions.


Tips for Overseeding Fall Horse Pastures

July 30, 2016

For cool-season pastures, fall is the ideal time to overseed to thicken a stand and fill in bare areas. ... Read More


How to Be a Good Neighbor to Nonhorsey People

July 14, 2016

Alayne (Horses for Clean Water), Donna (PSU Extension), and Michelle (The Horse) discuss being good neighbors.... Read More


Who Regulates Horse Properties?

July 13, 2016

Horses for Clean Water's Alayne Blickle and Donna Foulk, PSU extension specialist, offer insight into local regulations.... Read More


Black Walnut Risks in Horse Pastures

July 06, 2016

Is it dangerous for my horse to graze near areas with black walnut trees and walk through fallen walnuts? ... Read More


Managing Horses on Small Acreages

June 30, 2016

Do you want to keep horses at home? Get your fencing, horse housing, storage, pasture, and arena questions answered! ... Read More


10 Small Property Horse Keeping Resources on

June 30, 2016

Here are 10 resources to help you make the most of your land when keeping horses on small properties. ... Read More


What Should I Plant in My Horse Pasture?

June 28, 2016

Dr. Erin Denney-Jones and nutritionist Clair Thunes, PhD, share their thoughts on selecting grasses for horse pastures.... Read More


The Grass Guide: Tall Fescue

June 26, 2016

Tall fescue is a very hardy forage able to withstand high summer temperatures, drought, moisture stress, and shade. ... Read More


Toxin Topic: Johnsongrass Poisoning in Horses

June 25, 2016

Johnsongrass is a drought-tolerant weed that can cause nerve and fetal damage in horses.... Read More


Horses Grazing Summer Pastures

June 21, 2016

Regulate grass intake to prevent excess weight gain when fields are at their greenest.... Read More


How Much Food and Water do My Horses Need if I Evacuate?

June 12, 2016

Here are some tips on leaving food and water for horses should you need to evacuate without them during a disaster.... Read More