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Ep. 035: Pro Tips for Getting Pastures (and Horses) Ready for Spring Grazing


Dr. Tania Cubitt


Hailing originally from Australia, Dr. Tania Cubitt is one of Standlee’s resident nutrition experts, with both technical and practical life experience. She has a PhD in Equine Nutrition and Reproduction from Virginia Tech and raises black angus cattle, along with a few goats in Virginia.

Katy Starr


From the western state of Idaho, Katy Starr works as a marketing consultant for Standlee Premium Western Forage, focusing on nutritional content. She has a bachelor’s degree in animal science and agribusiness from the University of Idaho, and partners with her husband in raising a small commercial cattle herd and their three girls.

Episode Details

On this episode, co-hosts Dr. Tania Cubitt and Katy Starr discuss a jam-packed episode on horse pasture management and grazing including: • What toxic weeds we should be on the lookout for to protect our horses • What can happen if horses are allowed to graze too early in the growing season • Is our horse getting enough fiber if solely out on pasture? Have any topics you want to hear more about? Let us know at

Episode Notes

4:20 – 

University of Minnesota Extension “Managing Established Horse Pastures” –


12:50 – 

University of Minnesota Extension “Plants Poisonous of Harmful to Horses” poster –


23:58 – 

Penn State Extension “How to Make Rotational Grazing Work on Your Horse Farm” -


25:48 – 

University of Minnesota Extension “Constructing a High-Traffic Pad” video –


40:15 – 

Equine Resources and Support:

Dr. Cubitt and Dr. Duren -

Penn State Extension -

University of Maryland -

Rutgers University Extension -

University of Minnesota Extension -



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