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.
Want to learn tips on ways to beat mud and be more chore efficient at the time of year when it counts the most? Join King & Pierce Conservation Districts and Horses for Clean Water to see and learn techniques for getting a jump on winter. This journey will take you through a checklist of how to prepare your farm for those dark, cold, blustery months. Make this winter chore-efficient, less stressful, and healthier for your horses, you, and the environment!
Join us on a tour of Trinity Ranch, a 20-acre horse and alpaca property that effectively manages its mud and manure and provides healthy wildlife habitat. Get ideas for mud management, using native plants, and composting and learn how they care for their animal residents while reducing environmental impacts.
Are you new to horse keeping or do you have a family member who would like to have a horse? Are you interested in learning what’s involved, the potential costs, how to care for a horse, as well as caring for the pastures and land? Then join Alayne Blickle and Matt Livengood at Sweet Pepper Ranch for this introductory class.
Want something horsey to do in the middle of a long, dark winter? How about an online course to help you get rid of mud, discover options for managing manure, and learn ways to reduce chemical use! Start now to make winter less muddy and the coming summer more chore-efficient with productive pastures and fewer flies. Courses are updated regularly—join us again for a review!
How can horses play a role in water quality stewardship? Join Horses for Clean Water, Teton Conservation District, and the Jackson Hole Clean Water Coalition at the Teton County Fair for a series of mini workshops on basic horse keeping, simple solutions for pest control, and mud and manure management.
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.
Join us at this free event to see and walk through a new horse property (brand new for these owners!) and discuss how and where to place a track paddock on this property. We will also look at mud and manure management options and slow-feeders.
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.
This event is part of Horse Health and Land Management: Idaho Equine Hospital's Client Education series.
FREE! Please pre-register by calling IEH at 208-466-4613.
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!
Please join us on Saturday, November 17th from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to hear Alayne Blickle, the creator and director of Horses for Clean Water, speak about horse property designs; mud, manure, and drainage management; and footing.
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!
If you have horses or other livestock then you have mud, right? Wrong! There are many useful ways to manage mud and runoff on your property. This winter, make your place chore-efficient and healthier for your horses, other livestock, and the environment!
Learn what you can do now to reduce mud, manage manure and prepare pastures for winter.
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.
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.
Learn how to reduce chemical use on your property while making it healthier for livestock, people, and wildlife! This workshop will cover mud management, least toxic and natural pest control, odor control, water conservation, on-farm recycling, and pollinator hedgerows.
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.
Did you know that an outdoor wash-rack can help recycle water? Join us at this online workshop to find out ideas for how you can create an outdoor wash-rack, plus, get other fun and useful tips for conserving water on your horse property.
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.
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.
A King Conservation District native plant expert will present solutions and guidance to improve habitat and manage livestock near water. Learn ways to minimize the impact of livestock living close to water, and improve habitat near streams and wetlands.
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?