The collector is attached to a quad or tractor by an articulating trailer hitch. The trailed frame structure uses a transversely positioned shaped blade to pick up droppings that fall or move into the collecting section. When the trolley is full, the droppings need to be thrown out manually with a fork onto a dung heap. Pasture cleaning is 5 to 10 times faster than manual picking - and it's fun!!!
Part of the development cycle of nematodes and tapeworms, most often parasitizing horses, takes place on pastures. If droppings are collected regularly and left to lie out of the pasture, the process of composting will kill most parasites. Minimizing their amount in the pasture is a prerequisite for your horses’ health.
In 2016, we decided to switch from stabling to pasture breeding in the 24/7 mode and we were cleaning the pasture manually with a fork and a wheelbarrow in the first season. Gruelling lengthy work… Thanks to the collector, cleaning of the pasture is easier but most importantly - we have more time for our four-legged friends!
I have my horses stabled in cleaned pastures and it makes me feel good. about it. For a ride, training or competition, a horse and a rider should be in a good condition. I am convinced that optimum feeding and a clean pasture environment are a great help.
Internal parasites reduce the immunity of the horse, depriving it of valuable nutrients, and sometimes may cause permanent damage to internal organs. I therefore appreciate the collector as it enables the removal of stable manure in the pasture as often as necessary, especially in wet weather.