Tip #7: Don’t over­crowd.

Horse & Rider - - Practice Pen Conformation Clinic -

Per­haps the most im­por­tant fac­tor for keep­ing pas­tures in good shape and pad­docks mud-free is to avoid over­crowd­ing. Horses are big, ac­tive an­i­mals—of­ten wear­ing steel shoes as they ca­vort in the pas­ture, tear­ing up the grass and churn­ing up the mud. They’re also ex­tremely ef­fi­cient graz­ers and will graze grass very short, which will con-

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