In this Backyard Life video, international fashion model and equestrian, Willow Hand uses her Exmark mower to create the perfect horse jumping lanes for her four-legged companion, “Silver Sky Baby.” Hand uses the Exmark to tackle her two-foot-high plot of grass. This allows “Silver Sky Baby,” who’s still young an in training, to clearly see the jumps and where she’s being directed to go.
Watch through the video and enjoy some great shots of Hand warming up and jumping “Silver Sky Baby” in her freshly mown plot.
Mowing for Horse Jumping Lanes
If you know about horses, it might seem odd to mow an area you’re going to put a horse in. That’s because their diets consist of quite a bit of grass. But where you mow is entirely dependent on what sort of job the area of land is serving. If you’ve got a pasture that your horses graze in, chances are that won’t need to be mowed often. But if you’re trying to create a practice ring for jumping or just for getting back in the saddle and reacquainted after some time away, keeping the grass cut short is the best plan. With shorter grass, horses and riders alike can see more clearly and can avoid potential hazards in the field.
Even your grazing pastures should be mowed every so often. They need to be trimmed down once in a while to keep the grass growing in healthy. This allows the horses to get as many nutrients from it as possible.
Fun fact, horses tend to graze in certain areas of their pastures. Those grazed areas can become over-grazed, leading to dead and unhealthy grass. Mowing your lawn occasionally can prevent those grazing patterns from occurring and ruining the health and thickness of your horse’s grass.