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Paddock health is important; if your paddocks are not well maintained your horses will not thrive and both horses and paddocks will cost you a lot of money in the long run. There are many things that you should look out for if you want to maintain perfect paddocks. As an amateur you may not be familiar with what needs to be done, but this shouldn’t faze you. There are companies that can maintain your paddocks on a regular basis for reasonable fees.
That said, you shouldn’t be ignorant about what your paddocks need. You need to be familiar with common problems so that you can spot them and have them dealt with quickly. These include things like poor drainage, bare patches, overgrown patches, compacted soil and weed and moss growth. You should walk your paddocks from time to time to and try to spot problem areas – the sooner they are dealt with the better for your horses.
Avoid choosing quick fixes – if you take shortcuts you can be sure that they will come back to haunt you in the future. Instead, you should look for a paddock company that can get rid of problems once and for all.
One of the chores that you have to take very seriously is clearing horse pats out of your paddocks. Horses that are well fed drop an average of ten pats a day and if left to accumulate they can lead to severe problems including infestation of your horses and bad grass. Clearing paddocks of pats is a time consuming job, but you can make it easier if you hire the right paddock maintenance company. They will come in a few time a week and collect all pats and then dispose of them properly.
ProGroundcare can help with all these things – they are an excellent horse grounds company that has the right equipment to take proper care of paddocks of all sizes. Contact them through their website,