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

Build Your Own Permanent Mounting Block

Using a mounting block is better for your horse’s body and helpful if you have physical issues that make mounting difficult. Here are plans for how to build a sturdy mounting block that will serve you for years.

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Safe and Smart Horse Camping

Camping is all about simplicity and going back to nature, but adding horses to the picture means you must make many more considerations. Our sources shared their top tips for getting ready to go horse camping.

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The Nearly Fly-Free Horse Farm

Flies on farms and ranches can be extremely annoying for all who encounter them. While it’s not possible to create an entirely fly-free environment, you can take steps to help reduce and manage their numbers.

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Aboveground Burial for Horses

Disposing of a horse’s body is becoming more challenging with tightening burial and landfill regulations and fewer rendering plants. Learn about an alternative solution.

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Horse Stall Floor Setups

Learn how to choose, install, and maintain your stall or shed floors to maximize horse comfort and chore convenience in this free report.

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Tips for Greener Horse Trails

Even out in the great wide-open there are things we horse owners can do to reduce our impact on the environment and take care of natural resources. Here’s what to remember.

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