These days, I think climate change is on everyone’s minds, but we’re often afraid to speak about it and unsure of how to address such a daunting concern. However, we can’t expect government or someone else to address or solve the issues for us. We each need to do what we can right now.Read More
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Horses for Clean Water has many wonderful educational opportunities available throughout the Pacific Northwest this summer and fall. I hope you’ll plan to come join in on the fun, learning, and horse’n around!Read More
We just had a great online class series, Horses and Land Management, during the month of January that was well received—and fun! During February, and again in May, we are offering a few more online workshops, this time covering specific topics, such as: building a small scale trail course, the least toxic ways to keep pests at bay, equine enrichment using track paddocks & slow feeders, and more ...Read More
We hope that horses and their humans in the path of these disasters can stay safe. Here's a few resources that may help answer immediate questions.Read More
Like many people these days you probably struggle to weave chores, work, riding and family time into your life's fabric, leaving leisure activities behind in the dust. This month, we're making a case for attending an equine class or event—why it can be worth the effort, and why so many people have thanked us after they made time to attend one.Read More
Review your horse health routine with your veterinarian. Good dental care, a vaccination program and regular parasite control are important components of a regular horse care routine, but with the start of cold weather when your horse may have trouble maintaining body weight or condition, they are even more important.Read More
It’s easy to think fires only happen to other people, but unfortunately, this kind of thinking can lead to tragic consequences.
When horses or livestock are involved in a fire event, action needs to be taken quickly to save the lives of animals and to reduce property damage.
Being proactive is the safest firewise plan; late evacuation, or waiting until emergency responders can get to you is often a deadly choice. Once fire is close, visibility may be poor and travel hazardous. Fallen trees, power lines, abandoned cars and firefighting vehicles can easily block roads. Even quiet horses may panic in a trailer filled with smoke or surrounded by sirens.Read More