Winter might not mean snow in your area, it might mean mud! That messy, sticky, horseshoe-removing, tracking everywhere, slipping, sliding, “gotta clean the tack again,” “nope, can’t ride today” mess. Because of those issues for horse and farm owners, we have collected this group of articles to help you cope with mud on your property.
Managing Mud on Horse Farms—Horses, like humans, are creatures of habit and return to the same areas repeatedly. This behavior causes over-grazing and trampling that will inevitably reduce grass coverage and result in muddy areas.
Tips on Establishing Better Drainage on Horse Pastures—Drainage problems are the reason horse farms get mud in paddocks or fields.
Health Hazards of Mud on Horse Farms—Horses that have to stand in excessive moisture or mud can face increase health problems.
Mud Management on Horse Farms Might Mean Creating Higher Ground—You can reduce the “bog effect” if you take time to notice where water runs and settles after a rain, and plan your landscaping strategy accordingly.
Avoid Mud on Horse Farms with These Surfaces for High-Traffic Areas—There are ways to diminish mud in high-traffic areas on your horse property.
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