Story: Pastures

Horse pastures

Horse pastures

Horses are very selective grazers and particularly avoid dung patches, which take a long time to disappear. So if horses are kept permanently in one paddock, it will develop a mix of very closely grazed areas and rank, ungrazed pasture.

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Deric Charlton, 'Pastures - Pastures for different livestock', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16457/horse-pastures (accessed 20 September 2019)

Story by Deric Charlton, published 24 Nov 2008