Horse Master application manual

Effective management is vital to maintain your horse pasture in a healthy and robust condition. This ensures a good supply of grass and reduces the risk of your horse suffering from injuries or becoming ill.


Clean the plot

First kill the weeds. Then cut out the old turf and plough the ground to a depth of about 20 cm.


Adjust pH (sand 5.5, clay 6.0).


Fertilize the plot with animal manure before sowing.


Create an even and fi rm seedbed. Carry out the operations as quickly as possible in succession, so that moisture is retained in the furrow. And ask your contractor about the best options for your pasture.


Sowing period

From February to October.

Sowing quantity

80 kg per ha (new seeding) / 40 kg per ha (overseeding).

Sowing depth

1.0 - 1.5 cm. Roll the seedbed immediately after sowing, using a Cambridge roller.


Start with weed control. Next, you need to cut the grass short. Then loosen the top layer with a harrow or rake, so that the grass seed will have good contact with the soil. Try to time sowing before a forecast rain shower.


Fertilize with animal manure

  • Start as early as possible in the year and distribute this through the months in which manure spreading is permitted by regulations.
  • For optimal application, use fifteen tons of animal manure per hectare at a time.
  • You can apply animal manure up to three times a year.
  • Cattle slurry is best suited for a horse pasture.

Fertilizing with artificial fertilizer

  • For maximum grass yield, in addition to animal manure, you should apply small doses of artificial fertilizer (4–6 times a year).
  • Horses should not graze the pasture for one week after applying fertilizer.

Try to time fertilising before a forecast rain shower.


Maintenance Clean up manure daily. 




Use a pasture system with several plots (3–5) for good regrowth and to prevent overgrazing. Do not let the crop bolt too much.

Cutting height

Min. 6 cm.