How to Safely Store Horse Hay

Hay can become a significant fuel source for fires or even cause a fire through spontaneous combustion. Learn how to best store your hay from Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water and Dr. Rebecca Gimenez of Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue.
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How to Safely Store Horse Hay
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Hay can become a significant fuel source for fires or even cause a fire through spontaneous combustion. Learn how to best store your hay from Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water and Dr. Rebecca Gimenez of Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue.

This podcast is an excerpt from our Ask TheHorse Live Q&A, ‘Protecting Your Horse Farm From Fires.’ Listen to the full recording here.

About the Experts:

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.

Rebecca Gimenez

Dr. Rebecca GimenezRebecca Gimenez, BS, PhD, is the primary instructor and president of Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue. Her first book, Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue, was published in 2008. She is an internationally sought instructor in technical rescue techniques, procedures, and methodologies, and she has published numerous critiques, articles and journal submissions on horse safety, technical large animal rescue and horse handling issues.
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