University of Maryland Extension

Sacrifice Lot and Laneway

Horses are confined to the sacrifice lot when pasture is in need of rest and regrowth or when there is a drought or heavy rain. The lot is 4,096 square feet and features a 10 by 36 foot run-in shed, square bale hay basket, and automatic waterer. A 16 foot laneway behind the lot provides access to each of the four gazing pastures. The footing in these areas is designed for heavy use to prevent mud and erosion. The heavy use pad is made from three types of stone – #2, CR6, and bluestone – compacted to a total of 13 inches. The specifications for the construction of the footing were provided by the Maryland Soil Conservation Districts (Download Here). 


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