How do I prepare my horse pasture for summer grazing?


I am planning on taking my horses off their winter paddock around May 1st and putting them on one of the other pastures. If I over seeded that pasture now, would it be enough time for the grass seed to at least take root? If I can seed now, what quick germination seed would you recommend?


Here is a publication on grazing annual grasses for horses. Annual ryegrass, spring wheat, or winter wheat can give you enough growth for horses to graze this summer if planted in the spring. These would need to be planted in soil that was fertilized and tilled and then seeded with a grain drill to be sure there is good seed-to-soil contact.