Where Can I Learn About Operating My Own Horse Farm?
Horses for Clean Water’s Alayne Blickle and Pennsylvania State University Equine Extension Specialist Donna Foulk offer resources for running horse farms.
About the Experts:
Alayne Ren√©e 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.
Donna Foulk is an extension educator in equine stewardship at Pennsylvania State University, in Nazareth. Her areas of expertise include hay and forage nutrition, pasture and nutrient management practice, manure management, equine health and parasites, and pasture weed identification.
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