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Events

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Workshop: Sustainable Horse Keeping: Pasture Management, Horse Health, and Water Conservation
Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

Workshop: Sustainable Horse Keeping: Pasture Management, Horse Health, and Water Conservation

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Learn how your daily actions and long-term plans can help protect your horse and land against the emerging challenges of climate change. This workshop will cover the basics of growing and sustaining pastures, managing weeds, renovating pastures, fencing pastures so they are more productive and keep your horse healthy, and more!

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Workshop: Natural Solutions for Mud, Dust, Bugs, and Weeds
Mar
2
to Mar 3

Workshop: Natural Solutions for Mud, Dust, Bugs, and Weeds

Join Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water to learn practical strategies that can save on vet bills, improve horse mental and physical health, and increase the value and chore efficiency of your property—all while fighting climate change and storm water pollution. Join us for a fun weekend of horse keeping practices that will make your place chore-efficient, aesthetically-pleasing, horse-healthy, customer-friendly AND good for the environment.

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Farm Tour: Horses and Salmon
Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

Farm Tour: Horses and Salmon

See healthy horse shelters with great ventilation, large mud-free turnouts with sand piles for rolling in, shaping of land for drainage, fencing to protect trees, people pass-throughs, a horse urinal with wood chips, composting in small compost barrels, winter horse pasture management—and more!

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Farm Tour: Least Toxic Approach Managing Horse Properties
Jul
17
9:00 AM09:00

Farm Tour: Least Toxic Approach Managing Horse Properties

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!

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Farm Tour: Super Simple Horse Keeping
Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30

Farm Tour: Super Simple Horse Keeping

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!

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Workshop & Tour: Building a Riding Arena
Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

Workshop & Tour: Building a Riding Arena

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.

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Workshop: Pasture Management, Track Paddocks & Firewise for Horse Owners
May
5
9:00 AM09:00

Workshop: Pasture Management, Track Paddocks & Firewise for Horse Owners

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!

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Workshop: Horse Farm Management—Arkansas
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

Workshop: Horse Farm Management—Arkansas

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.

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Workshop: Agri-tourism, Eco-tourism and Creating Financially Sustainable Horse Properties
Mar
25
1:00 PM13:00

Workshop: Agri-tourism, Eco-tourism and Creating Financially Sustainable Horse Properties

Join us at this innovative horse property to see and learn how others are leveraging their eco-sensitive horse acreage to create financial sustainability.

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Farm Tour: Horse Keeping on Small Acreage
Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

Farm Tour: Horse Keeping on Small Acreage

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.

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Workshop: Horse & Land Management
Mar
3
to Mar 4

Workshop: Horse & Land Management

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.

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January Online Course - Horses and Land Management Series
Jan
8
to Jan 29

January Online Course - Horses and Land Management Series

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.

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Workshop: Basic Horse Care: Caring for your Horse and His Home
Sep
27
6:30 PM18:30

Workshop: Basic Horse Care: Caring for your Horse and His Home

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?

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Workshop: Figuring Out Footings in Paddocks
Sep
21
6:30 PM18:30

Workshop: Figuring Out Footings in Paddocks

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

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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

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.

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Workshop: Natural Solutions for Managing Mud, Dust, Bugs & Weeds
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

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

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.

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Sound Horse Keeping for Professionals
Jun
2
9:00 AM09:00

Sound Horse Keeping for Professionals

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.

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FARM TOUR: Agri & Ecotourism on Horse Properties
May
7
1:00 PM13:00

FARM TOUR: Agri & Ecotourism on Horse Properties

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.

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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

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.

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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

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.

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Workshop: Designing Horse Paddocks for Chore-Efficiency and Horse Health
Mar
19
1:00 PM13:00

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

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!

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Workshop: Mud, Paddocks and Drainage on Horse Properties
Mar
18
9:00 AM09:00

Workshop: Mud, Paddocks and Drainage on Horse Properties

Join Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water to learn about paddock footing options, manure management, geo grid footing products, French drains, dry wells, grassy swales and rain gardens as well as the basics for setting up horse paddocks.

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Horse and Land Management Education
Mar
4
9:00 AM09:00

Horse and Land Management Education

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.

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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

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.

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Workshop: Sound Horse Keeping for Professionals
Nov
4
9:00 AM09:00

Workshop: Sound Horse Keeping for Professionals

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.

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Workshop: Shopping for Horse Property
Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

Workshop: Shopping for Horse Property

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.

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