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An equestrian facility architect and a horse management expert answer your questions about designing and improving horse properties and farms.

About the Experts:

Carolyn Adams


Carolyn Adams, AIAA licensed architect since 1992, Carolyn Adams, AIA, brings both her passion for all things equestrian and her aptitude for design into her projects and daily life. Adams works out of her home office near Seattle, where she enjoys a view of her horses–Appollo, Sly Fox, and Maddie–from her window, which was inspired by architect Wilbur Post’s barn and studio in the 1960s television show “Mr. Ed.” After receiving a bachelor’s degree in architecture from University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s of science in architecture and urban design from Columbia University, she has worked on a variety of project types, but equestrian facilities and custom residential projects are her passion.

Alayne Blickle

Alayne BlickleAlayne Renée Blickle, a lifelong equestrian and reining competitor, is the creator/director of Horses for Clean Water, an award-winning, nationally acclaimed environmental education program for horse owners. Well known for her enthusiastic, down-to-earth approaches, Alayne is an educator and photojournalist who has worked with horse and livestock owners since 1990 teaching manure composting, pasture management, mud and dust control, water conservation, chemical use reduction, firewise controls and wildlife enhancement. She teaches and travels North America and writes for horse publications. Alayne and her husband raise and train their reining horses at their eco-sensitive guest ranch, Sweet Pepper Ranch, in sunny Nampa, Idaho. She also authors the Smart Horse Keeping blog.