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

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Homemade Weed Control Spray

Trying to beat those weeds? Here’s a homemade herbicide recipe for tank sprayers or spray bottles that’s low in chemicals and caustic substances.

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Keep Pastures Healthy With Rotational Grazing

Rotational grazing is a recommended pasture management “best management practice” to increase pasture productivity and prevent overgrazing and soil compaction. This technique guarantees fresh grass for your horses for a longer period of time during the growing season.

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Buffer Your Horse Paddocks

Alayne Blickle, of Horses for Clean Water, shares how buffer or biofiltration strips can help control muddy runoff in your paddocks.

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