Jane Myers is an equestrian and small-acreage horse farm expert in both Australia and the United Kingdom who recently spent seven weeks traveling North America. Myers has authored several books on managing horses and horse practices and teaches classes worldwide. Her books include “Managing Horses on Small Properties” and the nine-set “Sustainable Horsekeeping” series, which includes “Understanding Horses and Pasture” and “Riding Arenas and Training Yards.” Her informative website is www.equiculture.com.au.
Idaho-based environmental educator Alayne Blickle, creator of Horses for Clean Water, recently visited with her Australian counterpart, Jane Myers.
I recently had the good fortune to visit with Jane when she and her husband, Stuart, spent five days at our eco-friendly guest ranch, Sweet Pepper Ranch, in southwest Idaho. I took some time to interview Jane in order to share that with you:
Q: Please tell us a little about yourself and your horse background.
Meyers: I was brought up in the United Kingdom and have been around horses since I was quite young. Mainly at that time it was show jumping. When I was in my 20s I realized I needed some qualifications since working with horses, which is what I was doing at the time, was noto