Equine Extension

Preparing for the Rain, Standing Water and Mud

Preparing for wet, muddy seasons can be beneficial in terms of helping maintain the productivity of pastures. At a facility prepare or design a sacrifice area or small paddock that is “sacrificed” in terms of allowing the horses to stay in this area while keeping them off the pasture. They can stay in this area when pastures are wet and muddy, in the spring when allowing a pasture to grow, when spraying a pasture with herbicides etc.