Healthy Land, Healthy Pasture, Healthy Horses is a must read for any horse owner. This book is by Jane and Stuart Myers of Equiculture. Whether you own your land, lease it or keep your horse on someone else’s property, it will be invaluable to you. Knowing how to best manage horses and the land they are on is pivotal for sustainability and good horse health.
As an aspiring land owner, I cannot more highly recommend a book. It is full of information, practical and incredibly useful.
Healthy Land, Healthy Pasture, Healthy Horses covers the topics of:
- Horses and pasture
- Horses and water
- Horses and vegetation
- The Equicentral System
In excess of 200 pages, this book looks at sustainable grazing practices for horses. Forms of fodder that can be grown to further feed horses are included. This can be particularly beneficial in times of drought. The issues of erosion, water logging and salinity are discussed. Further to this, ways to capture and retain water on your property are highlighted.
The horse’s natural grazing behaviour is explored, and how to encourage this on your property. Rotational grazing systems are explored and highly advocated for all property owners. For those who are limited with land, the Equicentral System is explained so that it can be implemented successfully by anyone.
Healthy Land, Healthy Pasture, Healthy Horses is an invaluable read. It is an incredible resource of information for the horse and land owner. Further information is provided too, in the form of recommended contacts. These may assist with local plant, land management and water queries. Well worth purchasing.
Author: Jane Myers and Stuart Myers
Non Fiction – horse management and land care
In My Library? An incredible addition to my non fiction collection.
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“I’m too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener.” – Author unknown