We are considering getting a couple of Dexters for the primary purpose of maintaining (keeping down the growth) in the three acre pasture which is part of our family homeplace. The property is located in the foothills of the Appalachians and has some steep (mountainous) portions. The pasture was rented for horses until a few years ago, and since then, the woods have been creeping into the patures despite occaisionaly bushhogging. Our thinking is that the Dexters could keep the pasture in shape and provide a bit of entertainment while letting us learn about cattle. Since we are cattle novices, the smaller breed has a great deal of appeal. Our only concern is that we have read that the Dexters are not as aggresive browsers as some other breeds. Clearly, for our purpose, a breed with aggresive browsing habits (as opposed to just grass grazing) is very important. What are your thoughts? Thanks.