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

The Good Air

This week at our new horse property my focus has been on improving the ventilation in the barn for the horses–as well as for us

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Managing Mount Manure

If you care for horses on your own place then at some time you probably have wondered what to do with that huge mound of

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Figuring Out Footings

Hand-in-hand with the shelter requirements for the fall/winter is putting down some type of footing. This would be for winter paddocks, confinement areas or high

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Gimme Shelter(s)

I mentioned in my first post that we recently moved our farm to a new location in sunny southern Idaho. Part of my business goal

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Howdy from Way Out West!

Summertime and the living is easy, or at least that’s how the George Gershwin song goes. If you’re a horse person, summertime can be a

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