The Smart Horse Keeping blog aims to provide practical advice for managing horses in a more environmentally friendly way, and on navigating difficult economic times as a hands-on horse owner. Our bloggers believe it’s possible to keep horses in an environmentally savvy way without breaking the bank!
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.
The owners of this recently purchased 17-acre farm are incorporating rain gardens in paddocks and on a mountain trail course to help with mud control.
Alayne Blickle, of Horses for Clean Water, shares how buffer or biofiltration strips can help control muddy runoff in your paddocks.
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.
Liming horse pastures is one big way you can help most horse pastures become more productive.
Spring is in the air! Here are some tips to help you get your horse property ready for the season.
Alayne shares some mental strategies to help riders get through the winter blahs.
What ideas do you have for dealing with winter horse boredom? Alayne Blickle, of Horses for Clean Water, shares some tips.
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.
Even when you have a lot of pasture it’s very challenging trying to use it in the winter and still maintain its integrity.