What do I need to do to set up for intensive grazing. Cross fences will be needed in your pasture somehow. You made need alleyways to get the horses to the right pasture at the right time. You could start with 4 paddocks, but really 5 is the minimum. In the spring, you will still have too much forage, but you can make hay from one or 2 paddocks. No Baler? Loose hay is OK. Just make sure it is very dry when you put it in the barn. Try stacking loose hay in an old fashion hay stack. Minimize waste by covering with a tarp or some other cover.
CCA, CPSS, CPSEC
Reared on a farm in Southwestern Illinois
Educated at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (1977)
25 years with USDA-SCS (NRCS since 1994)
Soil-Right Consulting Services, Inc. 2005 - 2015
RPM Soils LLC 2016 to present