HorseQuest Learning Lesson: Equine Pasture Management

Horse eating a pasture that is 1/2 mowed and 1/2 not

Why is good pasture important to horses? Well, because horses should consume at least 1-2% of their body weight each day in forage (hay or pasture). A 1000 lb horse will need from 1 – 3 acres to provide enough pasture to meet its total nutrient requirements.

Learning Objectives

Objectives of this lesson include:

  1. Learn about the different types of grasses in pastures.
  2. Understand pasture management procedures.
  3. Learn about manure management.
  4. Develop knowledge of nutritional issues.
  5. Understand different types of