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

Dealing with Dust

While it may seem a little early to be thinking about dust, mud in the winter becomes dust in the summer. If you had muddy

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Smart Horse Keeping Blog

Spreading Compost

Once soils are no longer saturated and while we still have some spring rains ahead of us, do your horses and your pasture a favor by spreading compost. The nutrients, organic material and beneficial bacteria and fungi in the compost will help your grass plants become more productive.

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Manage Surface Flows

Like you, here at Sweet Pepper Ranch we are always working on some project. This week we’re working on drainage issues that need to be

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Smart Horse Keeping Blog

Slow Feeders

Boredom for horses can cause health issues such as weight gain, ulcers, stall vices, bickering or fighting between horses, and even colic. Find out how slow feeders can help.

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Dealing with Boredom

When the weather’s frightful and our horses end up snowbound in their stalls, who gets antsier, us or them? I know I get pretty cranky when

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Choosing Paddock Fencing

Welded drilled pipe fencing on our new barn. Panel fencing on our main barn. This week we finally finished construction of our new barn enough

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Wipe Out Tack Room Mold

ÔTiz the season for mold! If you’ve been battling mold in your tack room, I’ve got bad news: mold spores are everywhere. They are floating

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Set Up a Winter Water Supply

Winter has sneaked in and hit many parts of the northern United States. For those not fully prepared, now is probably your last chance to

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Build a Low-Cost Hay Feeder

Tired of seeing your horse eating in mud? Or wasting hay that gets buried in filth? Here’s any easy, low-cost way to build a chore-efficient feeder.

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