Two years ago I started composting manure out of the pasture, this year I started giving it to friends. The recommendation is to allow the horses into the paddocks after a week, but to mow and tip the lawn cuttings. Grazon Pro is also effective on weeds such as dandelion, creeping buttercup & daisy. Horses should be excluded from the sprayed area for seven to ten days after treatment if poisonous plants are present. I am in Australia and did a search and yes Grazon is used out here. Fresh, clean water should always be readily available when feeding. Was hoping to save on water use. What a ***** mess. I even got confirmation from my vet that it would be safe for the horses. Grazon P + D is restricted, kills fish if there is any runoff and even a tiny bit of drift will kill gardens and flowers a long way away. I was about to mulch my 15 year old mixed home orchard of 2.5 acres with straw hay and horse manure for the first time. I was told it was safe for the horses to stay in the pasture while it was sprayed and even ok for the horses to eat while still wet. Herbicides alone will not result in a weed-free pasture. Tip 3: As with weed killer, decide which type of fertilizer you want to use to get the grass to grow. Some horses may prefer it slightly dampened. Pallet Configuration 30 x 15kg bales 1200 x 1000mm pallet size *This is only a guide to feeding and will vary with the size, type and habits of the horse or pony. I was never told not to compost the manure. alfalfa and clover). Your mares will be safe with Grazon. Horses grazing good-quality pastures will usually ignore weeds; horses grazing mediocre pastures may eat some weeds to supplement the grass; horses grazing poor-quality pastures may have access to so little grass that they are forced to graze weeds if they're going to get anything at all to eat. None of the horses got ill or colicked around the time we used it. Mine did fine. I'd be pretty cautious with the pregnant mare though. But because they survive your horse’s teeth when everything else around gets grazed down, they can thrive and spread and before you know it, they seem to be the only vegetation left in the field. It also is completely horse safe but to be on the safe side I left my horses off the pasture for a month. Buttercups are toxic to horses. To my way of thinking, this is not the best advice, as the horses can graze on the grass as it grows and ingest the chemicals. They probably say it's safe with pregnant mares, but even with human chemicals there's plenty they said were safe which we find out later aren't, or which cause issues but the rates are low enough they don't need to report it. I'd keep the horses off the … Most herbicides control either grasses or broadleaves (i.e. Having horses grazon was recommended. But the weeds will come back if you don't remove them from the pens for as long as it takes for the grass to get a good hold. Grazon Pro is a strong weedkiller that will control the weeds listed on the label but will not harm grass, making it the market leading product for spot spraying unsightly paddock weeds. Chaparral and DuraCor have no grazing or haying restrictions for any class of livestock, including lactating dairy cows, horses (including lactating mares) and meat animals prior to slaughter. Horses generally have no interest in grazing on them when other food is available. Grazon P+D, Surmount and Tordon 22K are Restricted Use Pesticides. My goodness, this was timely. We decided to go with Grazon because it was cheaper and would kill most of the weeds in our pasture. Herbicide Safety to Horses The following table provides the grazing restric-tions (amount of time animals should not be permitted to graze on the foliage treated with a herbicide) for herbicides used in grass pastures. 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