Equine Farm Best Management Practice Field Day
When: Thu., Jul. 19, 2018 (6:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
Where: Stone Moutain Ranch
764 Stone Mountain Rd.
Lehighton, Pennsylvania 18235
registration deadline: July 16, 2018
Join us at Stone Mountain ranch, a small-scale horse farm, for Equine Farm Best Management Practices Field Day to see a well-managed horse farm and discuss types of forages, weed management, and soil health/fertility.
To Be Covered
Al and Carol Miskevich carefully designed Stone Mountain Ranch so that they could successfully keep four horses on five acres of cleared land. A heavy-use area and pasture rotation is used to maintain pastures with excellent forage and very few weeds. These methods and proper storm water management practices reduce erosion and mud. Moving easily between paddocks and the barn, the horses have constant access to shelter, hay, and water, providing freedom and ease of operation for the owners. The versatile farm lay-out and management practices can be modified and adapted to any horse farm – even if you feel as though you have too many horses. Come see it in action!
Brief discussions will also include:
- Types of Forages
- Weed Management
- Soil Health & Fertility
Bring your questions and share you experiences with us.
Please come prepared for the weather this event will require some walking though pastures. For the safety of the horses on the farm please do not wear any clothing that you have worn around your horses that day. Plastic boots will be provided to participant to help us with bio-security safety.