Thanks everyone. The colt took weaning very well, so I have him and my old mare on one side of the barn and the other two mares on the other side, so they won't be in the pastures until next spring. We got some rain (finally, but not nearly enough) and I got the pastures top seeded and fertilized, but I think I need to put lime on the pasture too.
Babycakes, how much lime does your farmer use? I have a lawn spreader that I pull with my garden tractor and wonder if I should set the opening for granular fertilizer to spread the lime. I believe I read somewhere that if you have moss growing on the ground in your pasture that it needs lime. Please ask him if that is true.