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Is your middle-schooler interested in horses? Sign them up for our ½ day horsemanship camp at Sweet Pepper Ranch & swimming afterwards at the Nampa Rec Center. Fun horsey games and hands-on activities included! This program for youth provides a brief introduction to horses and horse care using the ranch horses.
Join Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water, and Teri Herrera of Windermere Real Estate, to learn how evaluating soils, drainage, footing, building codes, water supply and other aspects of a potential horse property can save you frustrations, heartache, and money.
Join Alayne Blickle from Horses for Clean Water for this workshop to learn how to naturally control weeds, insects, odors and more while reducing chemical use and utilizing natural solutions to make your property healthier for you, your horses, your community and wildlife.
This 34-acre farm has a lot of wetlands, something many livestock owners struggle with.
See how the Mirro farm has embraced their wetlands and learned to live in harmony with both wetlands and native wildlife; and learn about raising pigs, chickens, cattle, goats as well.
Plastics have become an insidious part of our everyday lives, they are in our oceans and waterways. Compounds from them end up in our food chain. They are something we cannot get away from and can’t avoid—or wait! Maybe we can?
Tour this peaceful, small-acreage horse property to see how being eco-sensitive doesn’t have to be grandiose, nor require large-scale budgets. Learn about chore-efficient mud, manure, and pasture management in a real-life, workable situation. BONUS: At the end of the tour a special guest speaker will lead us in some hands-on activities, such as making paper nest tubes for Mason Bees.
If you own horse or livestock property then you need small farm equipment. Join us in this on-farm class to learn about different types of equipment and their uses, as well as operation and maintenance tips. Workshop includes a farm walk to look at how Trinity Ranch, a rehab facility for horses, uses equipment to manage their property.
Winterizing your horse property is how to beat the mud & become chore efficient at the time of year when all that counts the most! Hear about great tips and techniques for getting a jump on winter.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart – you’re helping me make my dream and vision of how I want this place to be come to life!" —Debbie, Maple Valley, WA.
“I’ve always enjoyed your seminar events through the years. You’re an excellent resource for us out here on the farm.” —Bill, Bellevue, WA
"I just hope that YOU are keeping a journal. In the short time that I have known you, you have improved the lives of many horses, their humans and their wild 'pasture mates.'" —Ginger, Seattle, WA
"As always, I learned something. I love these farm tours. It’s great to see a lot of new faces and know that Alayne’s good work is helping more people and horses and the environment all the time." —Leslie
"I wanted to let you know how much my husband and I enjoyed your Spring into Pastures & Paddocks workshop on Saturday. We have been working on our 40 acres in North Central Washington since 1995, and picked up some really good NEW pointers to try out. We both appreciated how the materials were presented and your style. I was particularly interested in the Track Paddock concept." —Gretchen, Leavenworth, WA
"That's exciting Alayne !!! Just look at the inpact you have had on the general horse keeping in all counties !!!!!! Congratulations, keep up the great work, and thank you for sharing in a DVD." —Jennifer, Snohomish County
"I tell everyone I meet about HCW because you do such an amazing job. I have had several people get back to me with praises for your website so I know they look you up." —Julie, Penrose, CO
"Thank you for the informative farm tour. My wife and I are genuinely grateful to you and your team for presenting the learning experiences. We saved thousands of dollars with the tips we learned today." —Ken, Auburn, WA
"You know, finding you, your workshops and newsletter has been the most important 'reservoir' of responsible horse ownership information I have ever come across. The entire horse ownership world you have touched, is indebted to you for your work and leadership." —Kent, Clatskanie, OR
"Yes, Alayne - I'm the 4-H agent for Grays Harbor County. I think we talked a bit at the Safergrass workshop. I wish that I could get our 4-H members out to great clinics like yours, but for now I'll just have to carry the message!" —Joan, Elma, WA
"We have been building out our farm and using much of what we learned from the HCW articles and your farm tour. We have focused the last 9 months on pasture drainage, grading, soil testing/amending, and seeding. We have an area we’ve designated for all weather paddocks and have it ready to go except for some hog fuel we want to add to about 2/3 of each paddock – leaving the area by the gates and loafing sheds with the 5/8ths minus. My question is what sort of hog fuel do you use, where do you get it? Any advice on it?" —Cathy
"I have received the tip sheets and read all of them. They are a great help and have given me lots of info for my planning process." —Reg, Fairview, OR
"I was in your workshop this weekend and just wanted to let you know how incredibly useful it was! I am new to the world of conservation districts and we work so much with horse owners that face challenging obstacles in living in harmony with their horses and the land. I got so much from your workshop that I can apply on the ground here in Columbia County. Thank you for taking the time on such a glorious day to come sit inside and share your knowledge with us." —Kendra, Yakima, WA