Time-Saving Tips: Pastures and Horse Turnout
Regardless of your horse’s housing situation, here are some handy pasturing and turnout tips from TheHorse.com staff and sources.
Keep Horses Outside as Much as Possible
First of all, keep your horses outside as much as possible. Not only is it healthier for them than being stalled, but “fewer stalls to clean means less time spent wielding a pitchfork,” notes Erica Larson, news editor for The Horse.
Install Handy Gate Latches or Pass-Throughs
For the most efficient turnout, install handy gate latches, such as Kiwi latches, that make opening and closing gates as easy as possible, suggests Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water. She also recommends adding pass-throughs to fencelines (about 12 inches wide), which allow you to slip in and out of fields to check on horses or complete chores without wrestling a
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