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

Smart Horse Keeping Blog

Footing Q&A for Outdoor Reining Arenas

Interested in what kind of footing to put in your outdoor arena? Alayne Blickle, of Horses for Clean Water, discusses appropriate footing materials with reining horse trainer, Matt Livengood.

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Bats in My Barn

Bats in My Barn

Bats have moved into one horse owner’s barn. Find out if that’s a good or bad thing.

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Tricks of the Trade

Sometimes in our horsey lives it’s the little things that make all the difference. That’s why I thought I’d share a few of my “little things” that I appreciate each day and find helpful for getting chores done easily and painlessly.

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Smart Horse Keeping Blog

Winter Pasture Grazing

Even when you have a lot of pasture it’s very challenging trying to use it in the winter and still maintain its integrity.

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