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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Land Use Grades

Land in the UK is classified according to its agricultural use and capabilities. This classification may give useful information about a paddock, particularly if it is in an area that you are not familiar with.
This classification has been made on the basis of three assumptions:

1. The land is primarily for agricultural use.

2. A moderate level of management is in use.

3. Any limitations on use cannot be economically removed.

The land is classified in 7 grades:

Grade


Description


Likely uses


1

Top quality

Valuable vegetable crops

2

Minor limitations

A range of valuable crops.

3

Moderate limitations

Cereals or grass

4

Moderate to severe limitations

Grass with the occasional cereal or forage crop.

5

Severe limitations

Restricted to grass or forestry

6

Very severe limitations

Rough grazing or forestry

7

Extremely severe limitations

 


The classification given for an area of land may also include a subclass that will describe the nature of the limitation on its use:

w. Wet

s. Soil limitations

g. Gradient

e. Erosion

c. Climate

Land classification maps are available for the UK.