Thanks guys! I'll check into it! (I know fall is the best time for planting, but if I don't do something soon, she's going to be on a dry lot.
She has two, I guess they'd be paddocks because they're small. Just before she got here at the end of March, we had had my husband's gelding in one of those paddocks until him and my gelding got used to his presence. So, for about a month, that big ol' Appaloosa, who was on the thinner side when we got him, ate anything he could in that paddock. So when Leila came and Thor was moved into the big pasture with Kayode, she was hard pressed to find anything in that paddock. We immediately fenced off another area for her, thinking she'd take a while to get the grass down in that one, but we were wrong. She's like a lawnmower!
My plan was, before it got too hot, to lay down some seed in the one paddock that's been heavily used and is almost a dry lot. Then fence off another area for Leila to use instead of that one. She'd still have access to the second one we gave her, but she'd have a fresh area that hasn't been grazed and we'd fence her off of the one with seed. But that would be a lot of work and may end up being pointless if the grass seed doesn't grow. I guess I'll just fence off another area for her and wait until Fall. That'll give me time to talk to a few people, look around for good prices, and even fertilize the paddock first. It'll be better long term to do it that way instead of a quick fix that may not work.
If the grass seed mix I find and use works good there, I may just end up doing the big pasture section by section. Truth is, Leila is by herself right now because Kayode acts too much like a stud and she's hard enough to catch without him herding her away. But who knows what'll happen in a few years? Leila could become easy to catch, Kayode could loosen up on his studliness (is that even a word?
), and she may end up in with the boys. That pasture is mostly fescue. I'd have to worry about moving Leila when she's bred.
The things we do to ensure our horses have the best...
Thanks for the good advice though...Horsetopia members RULE!