Do Not Spread in Horse Pastures
Spreading horse manure in horse pastures can spread parasites among the horses. If putting manure in a horse pasture, do so during hot, dry weather and wait 2-4 weeks before letting horses back into that pasture.
Pet Waste Goes in the Garbage
Avoid Stockpiling Manure
Large piles of manure are a water contamination hazard and also create a breeding ground for flies.
Ways to Reuse
Add manure to a compost on-site. Manure breaks down to half its volume after composting. Finished compost can be used on-site or sold to nearby farmers, gardeners and landscapers.
Use It as Fertilizer
Use horse manure to fertilize fields and gardens. Spread manure in a thin layer to discourage fly breeding.
Take to Landscape Supply or Compost Facilities
Facilities that sell compost or topsoil can typically accept livestock waste at no cost or low cost.
Take to Farmers or Nurseries
Many crop farmers can put manure to good use in their fields.
Trade for Other Livestock Manure
Some horse owners arrange deals to swap manure with owners of different types of livestock. You can apply other types of manure to your pastures without worrying about reinfecting horses with parasites.