Alayne Blickle

Alayne Blickle, a lifelong equestrian and ranch riding competitor, is the creator/director of Horses for Clean Water, an award-winning, internationally acclaimed environmental education program for horse owners. Well-known for her enthusiastic, down-to-earth approach, Blickle 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, and wildlife enhancement. She teaches and travels North America and writes for horse publications. Blickle and her husband raise and train their mustangs and quarter horses at their eco-sensitive guest ranch, Sweet Pepper Ranch, in sunny Nampa, Idaho.

Articles by: Alayne Blickle

A 5-Step Guide to Composting Horse Manure

We compost on our guest ranch, Sweet Pepper Ranch, here in southwestern Idaho. It’s not a complicated process. Just follow the five steps below and you’ll find that pile of manure behind your barn will quickly turn into black gold!

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Dealing with Drainage

Last post we reviewed things to do to prepare your paddocks for winter. Following that theme, this time we’ll look another fall priority: dealing with

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Odor Control in Paddocks

Especially in the summer months, odor smells in gravel or sand paddocks can get pretty intense–a real concern if you have neighbors close by. Plus,

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Track Paddocks: Combating Horse Boredom

If you’re familiar with confinement areas, you probably think of them as small areas that don’t give horses much opportunity to move about. However, an emerging trend, called track paddocks, may change the way you view confinement areas.

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It’s Vacation Time!

Having your horse property set up efficiently will make your horse life easier and will give you peace of mind to head out on vacation.

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Recycling Down on the Farm

Looking for ways to trim your horse budget? Besides helping the environment and being “green,” another benefit of recycling is it saves money! It can

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Spring is Weed Control Time!

Believe it or not, it’s already time to talk about weed control. Getting a handle on weeds early in the spring is the most cost-effective,

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Green Farm Makeover

Can we as horse owners make a few changes to our horse keeping habits to help lessen our draw on the ecosystem? We can make everyday changes such as recycling and conserving water, but what else can we do to reduce our impact on the environment?

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