University of Maryland Extension

Publications

Pasture Management

UMD's Rotational Grazing Demonstration Site

        Development of an Equine Rotational Grazing Demonstration Site for 
        Extension Education

Getting Started

        A Horse Owner's Guide to Greener Pasture and Cleaner Streams

        Big Dreams for Your Horse Farm? Do Your Homework First!

        Assessing the Environmental Impact of Your Farm

        Pasture Walks

General Pasture Management

        Management of Established Horse Pastures 

        Management Tips for Horse Owners

        Managing Pastures for Ground Cover

        Pasture Management For All Seasons

        Vegetative Cover: Is it Grass That's Really Greener on the Other Side           of the Fence?  

         List and Comparison of Soil Testing Laboratories

Seeding and Renovation

        Common Horse Pasture Grasses and Legumes

        Guidelines for Seeding New Pastures and Renovating Old Pastures I:           Plan Before You Seed

        Guidelines for Seeding New Pastures and Renovating Old Pastures II:         Getting Ready to Seed

        Guidelines for Seeding New Pastures and Renovating Old Pastures               III: Planting the Seed and Managing After Seeding

        Seeding Small-Acreage Horse Pastures

Heavy Use Areas

        Give Mud the Boot

        Sacrifice Lots

        Vegetative Heavy Use Areas

Grazing Management

        Rotational Grazing

        Using a Grazing Stick for Pasture Management 

        Poisonous Weeds in Horse Pastures

Manure Management

        Nutrient Management Plans for Horse Farms 

        Horse Manure Management        

        Composting Horse Manure

Pasture Facility Considerations

        Fence Planning for Horses 

        Water Harvesting

 

Nutrition

Common Plants Causing Toxicity to Horses in Virginia

Evaluation Hay Quality

Teaching Basic Equine Nutrition Part I: Making the Equine Digestive Tract Model

Teaching Basic Equine Nutrition Part II: Equine Digestive Anatomy and Physiology

Trimming the Fat: Weight Loss Strategies for the Overweight Horse

 

Trailering

Safe Trailering and Transportation of Horses

Selecting a Horse Trailer

Selecting a Tow Vehicle

Maryland Regulations on Transporting Horses

 

Equine Business Management

Financial Planning for Equine Enthusiasts

Financial Control Aids for Equine Enthusiasts

 

Miscellaneous

Horse Shopping? Better Ask Some Questions

Equine Disposal Guide for Maryland Horse Owners

Keeping Horses on a Budget

Considerations for Equine Lease Agreements

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