If you have horses, then you have to put up with muck, right? Wrong! Make your place healthier for horses, reduce the pest insect population, help your property become more productive during the growing season, AND make it a chore-efficient place for you to manage.
Start out the grazing season right by learning how to make pastures more productive and control weeds. Join educator and horse owner Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water to learn the basics becoming a “grass farmer,” including how grasses grow, rotational grazing, small farm equipment, fencing options, spreading compost, creating sacrifice areas, least-toxic weed control, effective irrigation—and horse health.
Winterizing your horse property before the winter winds howl and the snow flies will help ease you through a chore-efficient winter. Looking at things like mud management, drainage, and horsekeeping practices NOW, while there's still time to make changes, will be so helpful.
Join Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water at her 10-acre horse property to learn about mud/dust control, manure composting, pasture management, track paddocks, confinement area management, wildlife enhancement, drought-tolerant native landscaping and more!
Join us at Canter Creek Farm to see how this landowner simplified her life and laid out her chore-efficiency plans for her two-horse, two-goat, four-acre property. Some of the super simple techniques you’ll see include low-maintenance fencing, composting, hay storage, mud management, bedding reduction and more!
Join Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water and farm owners Lori Nevin and Jeffery Harr as we observe the horse and land management practices on this 6-acre horse property. We will discuss ways to reduce mud, compost horse manure, keep pastures productive, reduce flies, reduce chemical use—and more!
Start the grazing season out right by learning about pasture management, effective irrigation, composting horse manure, fly predators for fly control—and more! Join the farm owners and educator/horse owner Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water to learn the basics managing horse properties with a least-toxic approach.
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.
Join Alayne Blickle and Horses for Clean Water in Sonoma County, CA for a weekend of learning about horse keeping practices which will help make your place chore-efficient, aesthetically pleasing, horse-healthy, and customer-friendly, as well as good for the environment.
Learn the latest on manure management and horse health from Horses for Clean Water’s Alayne Blickle and IEH veterinarian Dr. Robin Knight. We will cover how to compost horse manure, off-site options for dealing with stall waste, and view the latest techniques for reducing stall waste in the barn.
We cover six key steps you can take to reduce and even prevent winter mud on your horse property. IEH veterinarian Dr. Abby Matthaeus will cover how mud issues and land management can impact hoof and skin health—learn about caring for scratches, thrush, abscess, rain rot, and more. Make your place chore-efficient for you and healthier for your horses—and help keep the environment clean at the same time!
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.
Alayne Blickle will present the latest options on managing manure. Learn how to manage manure so it is a benefit to both you and the environment. No more Mt. Manure!
Presenter will provide techniques to reduce mud and improve drainage. Learn ways to manage mud and implement drainage solutions to keep your livestock on dry ground year 'round.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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 are something we cannot get away from and can’t avoid - or wait! Maybe we can? Get FIVE EASY take-home tips to start making changes in your household today! This family-friendly class will be upbeat and fun - meet the Bag Monster and have fun making change happen!
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
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.
Workshop: Dealing with Mud, Paddocks and Drainage on Horse Properties and Great Ideas for Manure Management
Spend the day with Alayne Blickle, a life-long equestrian and creator/director of Horses for Clean Water to learn fun, down-to-earth approaches to horse and land care. Create a horse property you can be proud of!
Enrichment opportunities for the horse - ways to make his surroundings less static and more stimulating - will be at the heart of this workshop. BONUS: presentation and discussion about Mustangs at the end. Learn about America’s wild horses!
Tour this small-scale horse property and 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 techniques in a real-life, workable situation.
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.
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.