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Events

Filtering by: mud management & drainage
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: Winterizing Your Horse Property
Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

Workshop: Winterizing Your Horse Property

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! 

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Farm Tour: Mud, Manure, and Native Plants
Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

Farm Tour: Mud, Manure, and Native Plants

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. 

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Basic Horse Care: Caring for Your Horse and His Home
Nov
16
9:00 AM09:00

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 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.

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Online Course: Horses and Land Management
Jan
6
to Jan 28

Online Course: Horses and Land Management

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!

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Horse Keeping Workshops at the Teton County Fair
Jul
25
12:00 PM12:00

Horse Keeping Workshops at the Teton County Fair

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.

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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: Creating a Track Paddock
Feb
25
10:00 AM10:00

Farm Tour: Creating a Track Paddock

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

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.

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Workshop: Mud and Manure and Pests, Oh My!
Feb
23
9:00 AM09:00

Workshop: Mud and Manure and Pests, Oh My!

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.

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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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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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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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Farm Tour: Fall in Place for Winter
Sep
23
1:00 PM13:00

Farm Tour: Fall in Place for Winter

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.

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Class: Eco-Friendly Ways to Manage Pests and Problems
Aug
17
6:00 PM18:00

Class: Eco-Friendly Ways to Manage Pests and Problems

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.

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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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Farm Tour: Horse Keeping Cle Elum Style!
Jun
10
12:00 PM12:00

Farm Tour: Horse Keeping Cle Elum Style!

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!

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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: 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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Idaho Equine Hospital's Client Education Series: A Holistic Approach to Manure Management
Feb
7
6:30 PM18:30

Idaho Equine Hospital's Client Education Series: A Holistic Approach to Manure Management

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.

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Idaho Equine Hospital's Client Education Series: Mud, Paddocks and Drainage on Horse Properties
Jan
10
6:30 PM18:30

Idaho Equine Hospital's Client Education Series: Mud, Paddocks and Drainage on Horse Properties

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!

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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 Series: Land & Water Stewardship for Livestock & Small Farm Owners
Oct
19
6:15 PM18:15

Workshop Series: Land & Water Stewardship for Livestock & Small Farm Owners

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.

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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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