Pasture has the potential to provide
1. The horses nutrition
2. A Safe exercise area
Potentials rarely achieved, often neglected

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Pasture Management
for
Horses

by Denis Lindsell
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Question asked by allie on 25/12/09 19:19 - located nc
We are trying to establish a pasture for a horse and have great grass in one fie
How close can you put an electric fence to a septic leech field for safety? I have put t-posts in near what I thought was a safe distance, but do not want to create a dangerous situation for the horse when he is grazing. Should we avoid any grazing in t

Reply from Denis at 27/12/09 09:00
I can understand your concern but I would not have thought there is much to worry about unless there is evidence of effluent on the surface at any time (this does happen in some parts of the world in wet conditions), in which case I would want to keep the horses well away for your own protection as much as for the horses. Also consider the situation in wet weather, does the ground become soft in that area, such that it is not ideal for the horses feet and presenting the possibility of the horses feet carrying contamination that could be a health hazard to you.


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