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To Graze With Horses Is To Think Out of the Box

By   /  March 19, 2013  /  1 Comment

Some people say that if you want to build a putting green, put a horse on pasture. Their dietary needs, the way they graze, and the space an owner has available for horses all influence how we manage them.

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Photo by Bill Hathorn Pasture management for horses is hard. Horses are picky eaters, and each one h
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Author and editor emeritus

Rachel's interest in sustainable agriculture and grazing has deep roots in the soil. She's been following that passion around the world, working on an ancient Nabatean farm in the Negev, and with farmers in West Africa's Niger. After returning to the US, Rachel received her M.S. and Ph.D. in agronomy and soil science from the University of Maryland. For her doctoral research, Rachel spent 3 years working with Maryland dairy farmers using management intensive grazing. She then began her work with grass farmers, a source of joy and a journey of discovery.

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  1. Fantastic & much needed initiative, thank you for this resource! Look forward to keeping my eyes open for horse related articles, to better aid my clients in providing a more species-appropriate, sustainable diet and management system.

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