Tracy Kuykendall wrote:Goats-sheep-horses-cows will all eat horehound in that order, but only after most every other green living thing has been eaten, then there'll be another pioneer plant to replace the horehound. As said above better pasture management after you've removed the horehound is in order, I've always used a good grubbing hoe from now until it goes to seed to get it out. Removing the older, coarser plants will encourage the animals you have now to eat the new tender growth.
Kuan Yin wrote:I am boarding in this pasture so removal of the horses is not a possibility. It is not my property, so I have to work within the parameters of the owner. As I mentioned, the fences are not currently set up to allow goats or sheeps in to graze. I'm not afraid of grabbing a hoe and getting dirty, I just wanted to see if any of the erudite permaculturalists on the site could recommend a plant that could replace the function that the hoarhound seems to serve.