Can those of you with similar sized turnouts please weigh in?
I have one pasture that is used from May through November that is approximately 3 1/2 acres in size. I have three horses that are turned out for 8 to 10 hours a day on grass. It got picked down pretty badly last summer, and there were a lot of areas that they would not graze despite frequent dragging and mowing.
I’m contemplating splitting it into three separate paddocks this summer. I figure that way, picking manure on a regular basis would be much easier, and it would allow me to rest one area at a time (one horse goes out alone). Pros and cons?
I have read that rectangles are better than squares?
It will certainly make water more difficult, as for now they have a central hub where their trough is located, so I will have to figure that out but I think it will be worth it if I can keep better grass growing longer in the year!