Don't you just love going into a tack shop and smelling that wonderful new leather smell? All that clean and healthy leather that just gleams is a fabulous sight. Then you walk into your tack room at the barn and notice the dust, dirt, grime, mildew and sometimes even disrepair.
Rotating either sheep or goats through your horse pastures enables you to target some of the weedy species that horses won’t graze.
“Drainage problems are the main reason we get mud,” said Laura Kenny, MS, who was the Program Associate in Animal Science, Rutgers University.
Many horse managers try to alleviate mud problems by hauling in gravel or coarse sand to build up the main traffic areas around the farm and barnyard--and to create smooth, dry areas in paddocks where...