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Managing Pastures for Soil Health: Part 2

December 2017 by Dr Mariette van den Berg, BAppSc (Hons), MSc, PhD (Equine Nutrition), RAnNutr, Certified Equine Permaculture Design Consultant
Mariette van den Berg has a PhD in Equine Nutrition and Foraging Behaviour, is a RAnNutr equine nutritionist, a Certified Permaculture Designer and a dressage rider. She is the founder of MB Equine Services www.mbequineservices.com

As horse owners, we care for large herbivores and, in order to support them with the food they are designed to eat, we must take care of our land. 

Making the right land management decisions - ones that will create healthy pastures, and adequate food resources for our horses and for ourselves - is often easier said than done and certainly not something you can buy off the shelf. 

By understanding the ecosystem as a whole and its natural functions, you will be able to make management decisions that support the natural patterns.