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Events

Three-Day Youth Horsemanship Class and Swimming for Middle-Schoolers
Jun
27
Jun 29

Three-Day Youth Horsemanship Class and Swimming for Middle-Schoolers

  • Nampa, ID

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.

Workshop: Natural Solutions for Managing Mud, Dust, Bugs & Weeds
Jul
19
6:30 pm18:30

Workshop: Natural Solutions for Managing Mud, Dust, Bugs & Weeds

  • King County, WA

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.

Farm Tour: Down on the Farm with the KCD’s Jay Mirro
Jul
21
6:30 pm18:30

Farm Tour: Down on the Farm with the KCD’s Jay Mirro

  • Renton, WA

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.

Farm Tour: Hobby Horse Farm
Jul
23
1:00 pm13:00

Farm Tour: Hobby Horse Farm

  • Maple Valley, WA

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.
 

WORKSHOP: Small Farm Equipment for Horse and Livestock Owners
Sep
23
9:00 am09:00

WORKSHOP: Small Farm Equipment for Horse and Livestock Owners

  • Trinity Ranch, Enumclaw, WA

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.


WORKSHOP: Eco-Friendly Ways to Control Mud, Dust, Bugs & Weeds—For Horse & Small Acreage Livestock Owners
Jun
3
3:00 pm15:00

WORKSHOP: Eco-Friendly Ways to Control Mud, Dust, Bugs & Weeds—For Horse & Small Acreage Livestock Owners

  • Kiperts Korner Feed, Olympia, WA

Do you own horses, sheep, goats, or other livestock? Learn innovative, chore-efficient, eco-sensitive ways for mud management, least toxic pest control, managing odors, water conservation, and on-farm recycling, as well as ways to put native plants to work on your farm.

Sound Horse Keeping for Professionals
Jun
2
9:00 am09:00

Sound Horse Keeping for Professionals

  • Thurston County, WA

Mark your calendar! Fresh ideas for managing confinement areas and pastures to keep them healthy, mud-free, and chore-efficient will be covered at this all day workshop for professionals (agency staff, veterinarians, farriers, feed store staff). Workshop will be both indoors and out, so dress for the weather.

FARM TOUR: Agri & Ecotourism on Horse Properties
May
7
1:00 pm13:00

FARM TOUR: Agri & Ecotourism on Horse Properties

  • A & W Ranch, Snoqualmie, WA

Join us on this exciting, innovative farm tour to learn how an eco-sensitive equestrian property can help you make money with your small acreage. This private, 10 acre equestrian event center includes a Hunt Club banquet hall that accommodates 100 people, outdoor riding arena, mud-free paddocks, manure compost bins, pasture areas, managed stewardship forest, professionally landscaped estate, stunning views of Mt Si, and a Laotian pagoda surrounded by meditation ponds.

WORKSHOP: Designing Paddocks for Chore-Efficiency, Animal Health, and Clean Water
May
4
6:00 pm18:00

WORKSHOP: Designing Paddocks for Chore-Efficiency, Animal Health, and Clean Water

  • PUD3 Shelton, WA

At this workshop we will cover heavy use site design: fencing and footing options, feeders, choosing the right shelter—as well as dealing with drainage and reducing mud. Enrichment opportunities for the horse—ways to make his surroundings less static and more stimulating—will be at the heart of this event.

WORKSHOP: Designing Horse Paddocks for Chore-Efficiency and Horse Health
Apr
30
1:00 pm13:00

WORKSHOP: Designing Horse Paddocks for Chore-Efficiency and Horse Health

  • Triple J Ranch, Issaquah WA

At this workshop we will cover site design, fencing and footing options, feeders, choosing the right shelter—as well as dealing with drainage and reducing mud. Enrichment opportunities for the horse—ways to make his surroundings less static and more stimulating—will be at the heart of this event.

WORKSHOP: Sustainable Horse Keeping - Practices to Protect Your Horse & Property from Climate Change
Apr
29
10:30 am10:30

WORKSHOP: Sustainable Horse Keeping - Practices to Protect Your Horse & Property from Climate Change

  • Tumwater Timberland Library, WA

We will cover basics of growing and sustaining pastures, managing weeds, renovating pastures, and fencing pastures so they are more productive and your horse is healthy. In addition, we will cover horse health issues related to pasture management and discuss emerging trends related to climate change.

Horse Pasture Management: Growing Great Pastures & Controlling Weeds
Mar
22
6:30 pm18:30

Horse Pasture Management: Growing Great Pastures & Controlling Weeds

  • Idaho Botanical Garden Classroom

Start the grazing season out right by finding out how you can make your pastures more productive and control weeds with a least toxic approach. Learn more about: types of pasture grasses to plant for horses, rotational grazing methods, small farm equipment, spreading compost, creating sacrifice areas, and effective irrigation.

Horse and Land Management Education
Mar
4
9:00 am09:00

Horse and Land Management Education

  • Forestville, CA

Join Alayne Blickle for this all day horse and land management workshop at Shone Farm in Sonoma, CA. Also, on Sunday March 5th, individual farm owner consultations are available - a great opportunity to fine-tune your horse keeping practices and problem solve issues you have.

Basic Horse Care: Caring for your Horse and His Home
Feb
7
6:00 pm18:00

Basic Horse Care: Caring for your Horse and His Home

  • Nampa, ID

Are you new to horse keeping or do you have a family member who would like to own a horse? Learn about potential costs, how to care for a horse—as well as for pastures and land in this informative presentation by Alayne Blickle.

Wild Horses in the American West
Jan
24
6:00 pm18:00

Wild Horses in the American West

  • Nampa, ID

Join Alayne Blickle for this photographic journey to learn about the evolution of the wild horses of today and discuss the controversy and issues at stake in managing America’s magnificent wild horses.

Workshop: Sound Horse Keeping for Professionals
Nov
4
9:00 am09:00

Workshop: Sound Horse Keeping for Professionals

  • Snohomish, wa

In this all-day workshop for professionals (agency staff, veterinarians, farriers, feed store staff) Horses for Clean Water and the Snohomish Conservation District, along with farm owners Alan and Mary Shank, will discuss practices that help make horse properties easy to manage and mud-free. Workshop will be held at From The Mother Farm.

Farm Tour: The Historic Mary Olson Farm
Oct
30
1:00 pm13:00

Farm Tour: The Historic Mary Olson Farm

  • Kent, WA

Tour this fully restored HISTORIC subsistence farm; see cleverly-designed mud-free confinement areas for miniature donkeys, a cow, and chickens, compost bins for manure management, salmon spawning stream restoration, small acreage hay field management, and a 100+ year old orchard.  Use ideas gener­ated from the eco-friendly, chore-efficient components of this historic farm to help guide you in the management of your modern-day small acreage livestock property.

Caring for Horses and Livestock: One Day, Three Great Events!
Oct
29
10:00 am10:00

Caring for Horses and Livestock: One Day, Three Great Events!

  • Grants Pass, OR

One Day, Three Great Events!

1. Certificate class for 4-H youth, open to everyone. Easy tips for reducing mud, options for managing manure and simple ways to help even the smallest pasture grow great grass.

2. Tips for taking care of small acreage farms including: manure management, pasture improvement, reducing mud and dust, and more.

3. Winter pasture management; what to do now to have great pastures next spring.