Having a few trail obstacles on your property—large or small—can allow for a variety of training and enrichment opportunities for horses. Obstacles can be ridden or worked in hand. Join Alayne Blickle and Matt Livengood to learn about a variety of obstacles they have built on their property and the different ways they utilize them in their training program. Get tips and ideas for constructing obstacles on your own horse property.
Is your horse an easy-keeper and hardly gets any (or no) pasture time? Do you hate keeping your horses tucked away in a dull, little confinement area? Get fresh ideas for managing confinement areas to keep your horses healthy, mud-free and mentally stimulated. February is a great time to learn about enrichment opportunities for your horse and start planning your summer now!
Want some fresh ideas for riding and training your horse to keep them healthy, mud-free and mentally stimulated all-year long? Join HCW to get tips and ideas on how to design a small-scale a trail course that you can build this summer and use year-round.
So you want to build a riding arena? What considerations are there beyond how big to make it and the location? Join us in this workshop at Two Cedars Farm to discuss those considerations, regulations, and resources, and learn how to make the right choices for you, your horses, your land, and your natural resources.
Join Alayne Blickle in the Portland area for this all day workshop that covers pasture management, designing and building a track paddock for horse enrichment and health, how to become firewise on horse properties and more!
Join Alayne Blickle in Little Rock, AR to learn about composting and manure management options, as well as natural solutions for managing mud, insect problems, water conservation, weed control, odor control—and many other innovative, chore-efficient techniques for managing horses while reducing environmental impacts.
Join us at this innovative horse property to see and learn how others are leveraging their eco-sensitive horse acreage to create financial sustainability.
Barbara Kelly started horse keeping with nothing but a “wheelbarrow and a pitchfork.” Since then, with the help of the King Conservation District, she has put together a neat and tidy system for her two horses on 2.3 acres.
Want some fresh ideas for riding and training your horses in a healthy, mud-free and mentally stimulating area all-year long? Join HCW to get tips and ideas on how to design a small-scale trail course that you can build this summer and use year-around.
Do you hate keeping your horse tucked away in a dull little confinement area? Get fresh ideas for managing confinement areas to keep them healthy, mud-free, and mentally stimulating for horses.
Want something horsey to do in the middle of the cold, dark winter? How 'bout an online series, focusing on making winter easier to manage and the coming summer more chore-efficient, leaving more time to ride?
Four Weekly Online Courses, Four Horse and Land Management Topics—all for $49! Enrollment is limited, please register early to reserve a spot.
Are you new to horse keeping, or do you have a family member who would like to own a horse? Are you interested in learning what’s involved, the potential costs, how to care for a horse—as well as for the pastures and land?
Some sort of footing material is useful for paddocks and high traffic areas to help with drainage and reduce erosion—all part of mud control. Join Alayne Blickle from Horses for Clean Water to learn what causes mud and how it affects horse health as well as the solutions for managing it
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.
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.
Join Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water to learn how evaluating soils, vegetation, drainage and other aspects of a potential horse property can save you frustrations, heartache, and money.
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.
Join us on this tour to learn how this equestrian property realtor has made unique adaptations to her boarding business to attract clients - and take care of the environment.
Join Alayne Blickle and Matt Livengood to learn about horse pasture management and rotational grazing, mud, dust and odor-free paddocks, composting manure, drought-tolerant xeric landscaping, firewise practices for horse properties, native plantings along irrigation ditches and more.
See a mud-free, chore-efficient horse property with a covered round pen, chore-efficient compost bins, permanent fencing set for rotational grazing, gates for easy in and out, Paso Fino horses, an Incinclot toilet... and more!
Learn about fencing choices and come prepared to learn from fencing expert Warick Bryant of Kiwi fencing how to build a corner H-brace, string fencing and hang gates.