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Workshop: Horse Pasture Management - Growing Great Horse Pastures and Controlling Weeds
Apr
10
6:30 PM18:30

Workshop: Horse Pasture Management - Growing Great Horse Pastures and Controlling Weeds

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.

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Online Workshop: Tips for Spring Pasture Management
Apr
29
6:00 PM18:00

Online Workshop: Tips for Spring Pasture Management

Springtime is the right time to get going on pastures. But where to start? Join Horses for Clean Water in this presentation to learn the top seven tips for good pasture management. Start the grazing season on the right foot (or hoof!) and get a jump on how you can easily improve your pasture productivity, chore efficiency, and horse heath. 

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Best Horse Practices Summit
Oct
19
to Oct 20

Best Horse Practices Summit

The Best Horse Practices Summit aims to strengthen links between equine research and horsemanship circles by highlighting the practical and academic strategies that make horses’ lives better. This conference brings together educators, researchers, horse owners, and riders for presentations related to horse care, handling, management, training, and riding.

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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

  • Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District Office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Online Course: Horses and Land Management
Jan
7
to Jan 29

Online Course: Horses and Land Management

Learn the basics of managing horses on your property, including what to do with the 50 pounds of manure a horse produces each day; how to reduce mud, dust and flies; and how to manage pastures. Alayne Blickle teaches these virtual, live programs which are fun, informative, and EASY to handle!

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Preparing for Winter on Horse Properties
Sep
24
5:00 PM17:00

Preparing for Winter on Horse Properties

  • Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District and Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water for a FREE WORKSHOP about managing mud, manure, and pastures - along with horse health! Workshop topics will include mud, manure, and drainage management; winter horse pasture management; and winter health care for horses.

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Workshop and Farm Walk: Horse Pasture Management and Horse Health
Aug
18
9:00 AM09:00

Workshop and Farm Walk: Horse Pasture Management and Horse Health

Learn how to manage horses and grazing to prevent obesity and other health issues. Make changes now so your pastures can become more productive and your horses healthier! This workshop will cover basic techniques for good pasture management, including understanding how grasses grow, creating a winter paddock, liming, spreading compost, 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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Farm Tour: Managing Horse Pastures
Jun
5
7:00 PM19:00

Farm Tour: Managing Horse Pastures

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.

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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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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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Idaho Equine Hospital's Client Education Series: Pasture Management and Equine Health and Nutrition
Mar
7
6:30 PM18:30

Idaho Equine Hospital's Client Education Series: Pasture Management and Equine Health and Nutrition

Learn how to weave pasture, equine nutrition and horse health together. IEH veterinarian Dr. Shane Smith will speak on horse health as it relates to nutrition and diet, focusing specifically on Equine Metabolic Syndrome and Cushing’s disease (PPID), and the increased risk of laminitis associated with these diseases. Alayne Blickle from Horses for Clean Water will cover pasture management and how to design your system for your horse’s health.

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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: Small Farm Equipment for Horse and Livestock Owners
Sep
23
9:00 AM09:00

WORKSHOP: Small Farm Equipment for Horse and Livestock Owners

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.

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Farm Tour: Hobby Horse Farm
Jul
23
1:00 PM13:00

Farm Tour: Hobby Horse Farm

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.
 

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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 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: 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

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.

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Horse Pasture Management: Growing Great Pastures & Controlling Weeds
Mar
22
6:30 PM18:30

Horse Pasture Management: Growing Great Pastures & Controlling Weeds

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.

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