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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Do you own horses, sheep, goats, or other livestock? Learn innovative, chore-efficient, eco-sensitive ways for mud management, least toxic pest control, managing odors, water conservation, and on-farm recycling, as well as ways to put native plants to work on your farm.
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.
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.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart – you’re helping me make my dream and vision of how I want this place to be come to life!" —Debbie, Maple Valley, WA.
“I’ve always enjoyed your seminar events through the years. You’re an excellent resource for us out here on the farm.” —Bill, Bellevue, WA
"I just hope that YOU are keeping a journal. In the short time that I have known you, you have improved the lives of many horses, their humans and their wild 'pasture mates.'" —Ginger, Seattle, WA
"As always, I learned something. I love these farm tours. It’s great to see a lot of new faces and know that Alayne’s good work is helping more people and horses and the environment all the time." —Leslie
"I wanted to let you know how much my husband and I enjoyed your Spring into Pastures & Paddocks workshop on Saturday. We have been working on our 40 acres in North Central Washington since 1995, and picked up some really good NEW pointers to try out. We both appreciated how the materials were presented and your style. I was particularly interested in the Track Paddock concept." —Gretchen, Leavenworth, WA
"That's exciting Alayne !!! Just look at the inpact you have had on the general horse keeping in all counties !!!!!! Congratulations, keep up the great work, and thank you for sharing in a DVD." —Jennifer, Snohomish County
"I tell everyone I meet about HCW because you do such an amazing job. I have had several people get back to me with praises for your website so I know they look you up." —Julie, Penrose, CO
"Thank you for the informative farm tour. My wife and I are genuinely grateful to you and your team for presenting the learning experiences. We saved thousands of dollars with the tips we learned today." —Ken, Auburn, WA
"You know, finding you, your workshops and newsletter has been the most important 'reservoir' of responsible horse ownership information I have ever come across. The entire horse ownership world you have touched, is indebted to you for your work and leadership." —Kent, Clatskanie, OR
"Yes, Alayne - I'm the 4-H agent for Grays Harbor County. I think we talked a bit at the Safergrass workshop. I wish that I could get our 4-H members out to great clinics like yours, but for now I'll just have to carry the message!" —Joan, Elma, WA
"We have been building out our farm and using much of what we learned from the HCW articles and your farm tour. We have focused the last 9 months on pasture drainage, grading, soil testing/amending, and seeding. We have an area we’ve designated for all weather paddocks and have it ready to go except for some hog fuel we want to add to about 2/3 of each paddock – leaving the area by the gates and loafing sheds with the 5/8ths minus. My question is what sort of hog fuel do you use, where do you get it? Any advice on it?" —Cathy
"I have received the tip sheets and read all of them. They are a great help and have given me lots of info for my planning process." —Reg, Fairview, OR
"I was in your workshop this weekend and just wanted to let you know how incredibly useful it was! I am new to the world of conservation districts and we work so much with horse owners that face challenging obstacles in living in harmony with their horses and the land. I got so much from your workshop that I can apply on the ground here in Columbia County. Thank you for taking the time on such a glorious day to come sit inside and share your knowledge with us." —Kendra, Yakima, WA