In my last post we covered some of the more basic of manure management equipment. This week I’ll cover pasture equipment. Down the road I’ve got some good tips for alternatives to buying new equipment. So if you’re a newbie horse keeper/pasture manager, here’s your starter’s guide.

Pasture Equipment


Harrows are used for spreading manure piles in pastures. A spring-tooth harrow can be purchased from a farm and tractor supply store. For some extra weight add on a couple of old tires.

Below are some pieces of equipment that will help you manage your pastures. Keep in mind that the equipment you need will vary according to the size of your place and number of horses. 

  • Harrows are used for spreading manure piles in pastures. Spreading helps break up manure so plants can utilize the nutrients. If you have an arena, harrows can also be used to smooth arena surfaces. A wide variety of harrows can be purchased from farm and tractor supply stores. A basic harrow can even be made fairly simply with a piece of chain-link fence fastened between two boards. You can get creative by using an old metal bedspring or metal gate. For any of these homemade options you may need some extra weight–a couple old tires tied down will work quite well.

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