Riding in Fields?

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  1. mooselady

    mooselady Senior Member

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    Just wondering if you are speaking as a farmer or a rider there?
     
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    Faster Horses Senior Member

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    My dad (the farmer) only let me walk in fields if it was even the tiniest bit muddy. It leaves huuuuuge divots in the ground at speed.

    In fact, I usually had a path that I was allowed to ride on, not through the field willy nilly. Especially with no till becoming much more popular in terms of soil health, there's much less of a chance to remove hoof divots.
     
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  3. Alyssa Hughes

    Alyssa Hughes Senior Member+

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    Yes of course! I cut cedar trees for one of them... :rolleyes:
     
  4. Alyssa Hughes

    Alyssa Hughes Senior Member+

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    They mostly disk every spring around here.
     
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    spec Full Member

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    I'm a farmer and a rider! :)
    ETA: Our no-till equipment is super heavy duty, some hoofprints aren't gonna affect anything. Plus we often disk the perimeters of fields and high-traffic areas. Heck, we turn cows out on corn and bean stocks. They do waaaay more damage than a horse and rider ever could. Do not ride on a planted field, obviously (common sense should tell you that).
     
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