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  • Elizabeth Clark
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    Message 1 of 10 , May 11, 2005
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      The Green Horse
      Promoting the equestrian lifestyle within a sustainable environment

      May 2005

      The official newsletter of Horses for Clean Water,
      http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com
      Published by Alayne Blickle, Director of Horses for Clean Water

      This month's sponsor: SweetPDZ Horse Stall Refresher

      In this issue...
      * Message from Alayne: In the Mirror
      * Barn Swallows: Free, Easy and Natural Bug Control
      * Alayne Blickle Receives Green Globe Award on Earth Day
      * West Nile Virus Updates for Northwest Horse Owners
      * Farm Focus: Jubilee Farms
      * Educational Events

      Message from Alayne: In the Mirror
      I had an incredible opportunity this past month. After more then 20 years I
      went back to visit the university where both my husband Matt and I
      graduated, Southern Illinois University (SIU). Click here
      <http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com/thegreenhorse/05_2005.html#article1> to
      read the rest of Alayne's message.
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      Quote of the Month
      "Some people have animal eyes--bears' eyes, cats' eyes, pigs' eyes, but
      horses have human eyes and I love horses better than people."
      Jose Garcia Villa
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      Barn Swallows: Free, Easy and Natural Bug Control

      by Patti Loesche

      By the time you read this, the barn swallows will be back among us in force,
      following their earlier-arriving kin, the violet-green and tree swallows. As
      their name implies, barn swallows thrive around human dwellings associated
      with livestock, and stables are very popular nest sites. If you have horses,
      the arrival of the barn swallow is likely to elicit one of three responses:
      yearning that a few might deign to nest nearby, utter delight at the return
      of these lively and graceful summer neighbors, or delight tinged with dismay
      that your local habitat is, well, a little too attractive to swallows. Click
      here
      <http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com/thegreenhorse/05_2005.html#article2> to
      read the full article.

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      Alayne Blickle Receives Green Globe Award on Earth Day

      The Green Globe Award is King County's highest honor for businesses,
      organizations and individuals who have gone the extra mile in environmental
      stewardship and have participated in one or more Department of Natural
      Resources and Parks programs. On Friday, April 22nd, the Green Globe Award
      Ceremony was the centerpiece of King County's Earth Day Expo activities at
      Westlake Park in downtown Seattle. Click here
      <http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com/thegreenhorse/05_2005.html#article3> to
      read the full article.
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      West Nile Virus Updates for Northwest Horse Owners

      The following information was taken by permission from the Washington
      Department of Health¹s April 29, 2005 West Nile Virus Newsletter. For more
      information on how horse owners keep up their vigilance against mosquitoes
      see the April 2004 issue of The Green Horse on the HCW web site.
      Click here
      <http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com/thegreenhorse/05_2005.html#article4> to
      read the full article.
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      Farm Focus: Jubliee Farms
      This 5-acre horse farm has innovative, all-natural insect control
      techniques. Jubilee Farms breeds Missouri Foxtrotters. Join HCW and see
      unique, gravity-based compost bins, gravel paddocks, a beautiful covered
      arena, recently established pastures and, of course, a very cute baby
      Foxtrotter! COST: $5/household or free to 4-H households. To register and
      receive directions to see this great place in person, contact the Snohomish
      Conservation District at 425-335-5634x4. Click here
      <http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com/thegreenhorse/05_2005.html#article5> to
      read the full article.
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      Educational Events
      Click here
      <http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com/thegreenhorse/05_2005.html#article6> to
      find out more details about these events.

      Monroe, WA
      The HCW Horse Farm Management Series
      Tuesdays, May 10th, May 24th, May 31st, and June 7th
      6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monroe City Hall Council Chambers
      Join HCW in South Snohomish County for this 4 week series to learn
      techniques to reduce mud, manage manure, make pastures more productive,
      provide for wildlife plus have healthy horses and a chore efficient farm! To
      register or for more information contact Snohomish County Department of
      Public Works at 425-388-6401 or e-mail.

      Middleburg, VA
      Managing Horse Manure
      Friday, May 13th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
      Join HCW on the East Coast to hear about manure management techniques which
      can make your place healthier for horses, reduce insect populations, help
      your farm become more productive during the growing season, AND make it a
      chore-efficient place for you to enjoy! COST: $20 (includes continental
      breakfast, lunch and handouts). To register and receive directions contact
      the Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District, 703-594-3621 or
      e-mail.

      Chimacum, WA
      Horse Pasture Management
      Thursday, June 9th, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Location TBD
      In this class we will cover basic techniques for good pasture management
      including how grasses grow, creating a winter paddock, rotational grazing,
      and managing small, grassy areas. Learn how to make changes now so your
      pastures are more productive and nicer to look at this coming summer! To
      register contact the Jefferson County Conservation District at 360-385-4105
      or e-mail.

      Stanwood, WA
      No Bugs Here!
      Saturday, June 11th, 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon
      Join HCW and see unique, gravity-based compost bins, gravel paddocks, a
      beautiful covered arena, recently established pastures and, of course, a
      very cute baby Foxtrotter! COST: $5/household or free to 4-H households. To
      register and receive directions contact the Snohomish Conservation District
      at 425-335-5634x4.

      If you have any questions or would like to submit an article for publication
      in The Green Horse <http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com/thegreenhorse/>,
      please e-mail info@....
    • Elizabeth Clark
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      Message 2 of 10 , Jun 12, 2005
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        The Green Horse
        Promoting the equestrian lifestyle within a sustainable environment

        June 2005

        The official newsletter of Horses for Clean Water,
        http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com
        Published by Alayne Blickle, Director of Horses for Clean Water

        This month's sponsor: SweetPDZ Horse Stall Refresher

        In this issue...
        * Message from Alayne: It Just Is
        * Controlling Weeds with Goats and Sheep
        * Farm Focus: Blickle-Livengood Farm
        * Educational Events

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        Message from Alayne: It Just Is
        Liz Clark recently loaned me a thoughtful book by Mark Rashid called Life
        Lessons from a Ranch Horse, which I have appreciated reading. In it the
        author recants a little parable that I found interesting and thought I¹d
        share this month. Click here
        <http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com/thegreenhorse/06_2005.html#article1> to
        read the rest of Alayne's message.

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        Quote of the Month
        ³You are bound only by your decision to have boundaries.²
        Harry Palmer, author of ReSurfacing®

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        Controlling Weeds with Goats and Sheep
        When it comes to controlling weeds, most of us think of hand pulling,
        herbicides, mowing, etc. But if you¹re looking for natural, non-toxic ways
        to control weeds you may be surprised to find out that goats and sheep can
        be a useful part of your weed management strategy. Used alone, goats and
        sheep will not prove to be the silver bullet for weeds, but they can be a
        great addition to your weed control toolbox. Click here
        <http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com/thegreenhorse/06_2005.html#article2> to
        read the full article.

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        Farm Focus: Blickle-Livengood Farm
        Wednesday, June 29th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
        Take time this summer to learn about new updates in horse farm management.
        Visit the working horse farm belonging to the director of Horses for Clean
        Water, Alayne Blickle, and her husband Matt Livengood. In addition to
        running an environmentally friendly horse farm, Alayne and Matt ride and
        show reining horses. Five acres is set up for six horses with grassy
        pastures, mudless paddocks, composting areas, barn, shelters, and two riding
        arenas.
        We will focus this tour on new ideas and information in the horse farm
        management world. Visit with product dealers and see demonstrations of new
        techniques and materials.
        This is the first tour in several years at Alayne¹s place ‹ join us for a
        special event!
        Click here
        <http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com/thegreenhorse/05_2005.html#article3> to
        read the full article.

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        Educational Events
        Meet HCW Staff at these upcoming events this summer. Visit the Educational
        Events page for detailed class descriptions.

        Stanwood, WA
        No Bugs Here!
        Saturday, June 11th, 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon
        To register and receive directions contact the Snohomish Conservation
        District at 425-335-5634x4.

        Maple Valley, WA
        Tour the Horses for Clean Water Demonstration Farm
        Wednesday, June 29th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
        Blickle-Livengood Farm
        FREE! To register and receive a map contact the King Conservation District
        at 206-764-3410x125 or e-mail.

        Enumclaw, WA
        Bullock Romneys
        Tuesday, July 12th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
        FREE! To register and receive a map contact the King Conservation District
        at 206-764-3410x125 or e-mail.

        North Bend, WA
        Wild and Wooly!
        Thursday, August 4th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
        FREE! To register and receive a map contact the King Conservation District
        at 206-764-3410x125 or e-mail.

        Redmond, WA
        Simpatico Stable Tour
        Thursday, August 25th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
        Simpatico Stable
        FREE! To register and receive a map contact the King Conservation District
        at 206-764-3410x125 or e-mail.

        Click here
        <http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com/thegreenhorse/06_2005.html#article4> to
        find out more details about these events.

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        If you have any questions or would like to submit an article for publication
        in The Green Horse <http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com/thegreenhorse/>,
        please e-mail info@....
      • Elizabeth Clark
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        Message 3 of 10 , Jul 9, 2005
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          The Green Horse
          Promoting the equestrian lifestyle within a sustainable environment

          July 2005

          The official newsletter of Horses for Clean Water,
          http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com
          Published by Alayne Blickle, Director of Horses for Clean Water

          This month's sponsor: SweetPDZ Horse Stall Refresher

          In this issue...
          * My New Schoolmaster: Importing a Horse from Canada
          * Kicking the Wood Chewing Habit
          * Resources for Dealing with Wildlife
          * Farm Focus: Bullock Romneys
          * Educational Events

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          My New Schoolmaster: Importing a Horse from Canada
          This month Patricia Cosgrove (one of our Horses for Clean Water
          Demonstration Farm owners) shares her experience importing a horse from
          Canada. Learn what it takes to transport a horse over the border and find
          out how her new schoolmaster is working out! Click here
          <http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com/thegreenhorse/07_2005.html#article1> to
          read the rest of Patricia's story.

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          Quote of the Month
          ³You have two choices when a defining moment comes along, you can do one of
          two things. Define the moment...or let the moment define you.²
          From the movie Tin Cup

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          Kicking the Wood Chewing Habit
          When horses start a wood chewing habit, it can be destructive and expensive..
          It can also be dangerous to your horse's health. Learn why horses chew on
          wood and how you can get them to kick the habit. Click here
          <http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com/thegreenhorse/07_2005.html#article2> to
          read the full article.

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          Resources for Dealing with Wildlife
          Summer is the time when we usually interact with wildlife the most, friendly
          or otherwise. If you live in Washington, check out this list of handy
          resources to get answers to all your wildlife questions. Click here
          <http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com/thegreenhorse/07_2005.html#article3> to
          read the full article.

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          Farm Focus: Bullock Romneys
          Thursday, August 4th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., North Bend, WA
          Join us for a free educational tour of a horse place that does its best to
          live in harmony with its wild neighbors. See habitat on a horse farm for
          elk, deer, coyote, fox and more. Lee Kantar, District Wildlife Biologist
          from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, will be the featured
          speaker on the tour. We will do a walk-through of the horse property to look
          at horse management techniques compatible with beneficial wildlife. Bring
          your wildlife questions and join us for this FREE educational event. Click
          here
          <http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com/thegreenhorse/07_2005.html#article4> to
          read the full article.

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          Educational Events
          Meet HCW Staff at these upcoming events this summer. Visit the Educational
          Events page for detailed class descriptions.

          Enumclaw, WA
          Bullock Romneys
          Tuesday, July 12th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
          FREE! To register and receive a map contact the King Conservation District
          at 206-764-3410x125 or e-mail.

          North Bend, WA
          Wild and Wooly!
          Thursday, August 4th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
          FREE! To register and receive a map contact the King Conservation District
          at 206-764-3410x125 or e-mail.

          Redmond, WA
          Simpatico Stable Tour
          Thursday, August 25th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
          Simpatico Stable
          FREE! To register and receive a map contact the King Conservation District
          at 206-764-3410x125 or e-mail.


          Marysville, WA
          The HCW Winter Horse Farm Management Series
          Tuesday evenings, September 20th to October 18th, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
          Kellogg-Marsh Grange, Marysville, WA
          To register or for more information contact the Snohomish Conservation
          District at 425-335-5634x4.

          Stanwood, WA
          Rott-N-Ridge Ranch Farm Tour
          Saturday, September 17th, 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon
          FREE! To register or for more information contact the Snohomish Conservation
          District at 425-335-5634x4.

          North King County, WA
          Free Classes for Livestock Owners
          date and place TBA
          For registration or more details call the King Conservation District at
          425-277-5581x120.

          Monroe, WA
          Horse¹n Around on Lord Hill
          Saturday, October 1st, 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon
          COST: $5 per household or free to 4H households. To register and receive
          directions contact the Snohomish Conservation District at 425-335-5634x4.

          Click here
          <http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com/thegreenhorse/07_2005.html#article5> to
          find out more details about these events.

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          If you have any questions or would like to submit an article for publication
          in The Green Horse <http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com/thegreenhorse/>,
          please e-mail info@....
        • Elizabeth Clark
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            The Green Horse
            Promoting the equestrian lifestyle within a sustainable environment

            August 2005

            The official newsletter of Horses for Clean Water,
            http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com
            Published by Alayne Blickle, Director of Horses for Clean Water

            This month's sponsor: SweetPDZ Horse Stall Refresher

            In this issue...
            * Message from Alayne: Victory Lap
            * Controlling Creeping Buttercup in Pastures
            * Worm Queen, Mary Appelhof, Passes Away
            * Diesel Fuel
            * Farm Focus: Simpatico Stables
            * Farm Focus: Rott-N-Ridge Ranch
            * Educational Events

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            Message from Alayne: Victory Lap
            This past Saturday was a grand day; warm temperatures and sunny skies made
            for the ultimate summer riding weather. It was made even more perfect by a
            special trail ride Matt and I took to the Snohomish River in Lord Hill Park,
            a 1500-acre multi-use Snohomish County Park. It was so much fun! My horse
            Pepper loves water and it was simply delightful to see her play, literally
            play, in the water. Being there with Pepper and watching her be so happy
            meant a great deal to me. In fact, as I sat there on her I realized it felt
            like a victory lap. And let me tell you why... Click here
            <http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com/thegreenhorse/08_2005.html#article1> to
            read the rest of Alayne's message.

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            Quote of the Month
            "I don't ride my saddle, I ride my horse."
            Ray Hunt, from the new book Cowboy Logic

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            Controlling Creeping Buttercup in Pastures
            Yellow flowering weeds are a common sight in most pastures; some of them are
            relatively harmless while others can be dangerous to your horse's health and
            the productivity of your pastures. For example, mustards or dandelions that
            can be tolerated and do not cause much damage. However, buttercups are
            something to watch out for--they are often ignored until they have become a
            major problem. Click here
            <http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com/thegreenhorse/08_2005.html#article2> to
            learn ways to manage buttercup in your pastures.

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            Worm Queen, Mary Appelhof, Passes Away
            Many of you may have heard Alayne speak enthusiastically in her classes
            about worm bin composting and the ³Bible² of worm composting Worms Eat My
            Garbage. Click here
            <http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com/thegreenhorse/08_2005.html#article3> to
            read the full article.

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            Biodiesel
            Ever think about how that big rig you drive may not exactly be the best
            thing for conserving fuel and reducing our nation's dependence on oil? Well,
            now your one-ton dually can actually be environmentally sensitive because
            biodiesel fuel is becoming increasingly more available in the Puget Sound
            Region. Click here
            <http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com/thegreenhorse/08_2005.html#article4> to
            read the full article.

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            Farm Focus: Simpatico Stables
            Thursday, August 25th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Redmond, WA
            Imagine a commercial boarding facility with 6 hours of mud-free daily
            turnout for each of 43 horses! In downtown Redmond! With access to an
            indoor, outdoor arena, track AND trails! Click
            here
            <http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com/thegreenhorse/08_2005.html#article5a> to
            read the full article.

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            Farm Focus: Rott-N-Ridge Ranch Recycles!!
            Saturday, September 17th, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Smokey Point/Arlington, WA
            From recycling horse manure to rainwater harvesting this 5-acre farm
            definitely reduces and reuses! Click here
            <http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com/thegreenhorse/08_2005.html#article5b> to
            read the full article.

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            Educational Events
            Meet HCW Staff at these upcoming events this summer and fall. Visit the
            Educational Events page for detailed class descriptions.

            Redmond, WA
            Simpatico Stable Tour
            Thursday, August 25th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
            Simpatico Stable
            FREE! To register and receive a map contact the King Conservation District
            at 425-277-5581x125 or e-mail <Roseanne.Campagna@...>.

            Marysville, WA
            The HCW Winter Horse Farm Management Series
            Tuesday evenings, September 20th to October 18th, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
            Kellogg-Marsh Grange, Marysville, WA
            To register or for more information contact the Snohomish Conservation
            District at 425-335-5634x4.

            Stanwood, WA
            Rott-N-Ridge Ranch Farm Tour
            Saturday, September 17th, 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon
            FREE! To register or for more information contact the Snohomish Conservation
            District at 425-335-5634x4.

            North King County, WA
            Free Classes for Livestock Owners
            date and place TBA
            For registration or more details call the King Conservation District at
            425-277-5581x125.

            Monroe, WA
            Horse¹n Around on Lord Hill
            Saturday, October 1st, 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon
            COST: $5 per household or free to 4H households. To register and receive
            directions contact the Snohomish Conservation District at 425-335-5634x4.

            Kirkland, WA
            Winter Horse Farm Management Series
            Wednesday evenings, October 5th to 26th, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
            To register or for more information call 425-576-3851 or e-mail
            <sgonsar@...>.

            Renton, WA
            Workshops for Livestock Owners
            Thursday evenings, October 13th to November 3rd, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
            This fall join the King Conservation District for four FREE workshops on
            livestock management practices. To register or for more information call
            425-277-5581x125 or e-mail <Roseanne.Campagna@...>.

            Brush Prairie, WA
            Horse¹n Around in Clark County
            Saturday October 22nd, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
            Clark Conservation District office
            Join HCW and Clark Conservations District for a full day¹s workshop on mud,
            manure and pasture management options.
            COST: $12 per person, which includes lunch and handouts. Registration is
            limited--to register or for more information call 360-883-1987.

            San Juan Islands, WA
            HCW Horse Farm Management Workshops
            Saturday, October 29th, details TBD
            Pasture, manure and mud management workshop. To register or for more
            information call 360-378-6621 or e-mail <heatherh@...>.

            Click here
            <http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com/thegreenhorse/08_2005.html#article6> to
            find out more details about these events.

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            in The Green Horse <http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com/thegreenhorse/>,
            please e-mail info@....



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              The Green Horse
              Promoting the equestrian lifestyle within a sustainable environment

              September 2005

              The official newsletter of Horses for Clean Water,
              http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com
              Published by Alayne Blickle, Director of Horses for Clean Water

              This month's sponsor: SweetPDZ Horse Stall Refresher

              In this issue...
              * Message from Alayne: Happy Trails
              * Spreading Compost
              * Katrina Strands Many; Rescuers Wait for Evaluation of Worst Hit Areas
              * Tip of the Month: Footing Material
              * Farm Focus: Lord Hill
              * Book Review
              * Educational Events

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              Message from Alayne: Happy Trails

              Anyone who knows me knows that competitive reining is a big part of my life..
              But I am also passionate about trail riding, the non-competitive, yet
              equally important, side of my riding experience. In this issue of The Green
              Horse I'd like to share with you a couple of my favorite trails in
              Washington. Click here
              <http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com/thegreenhorse/09_2005.html#article1> to
              read the rest of Alayne's message.

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              Last Chance To Spread Compost This Year!

              Most of you just enjoyed a nice long Labor Day weekend but now it is time to
              get to work spreading compost! A good rule of thumb is spread your compost
              on your pastures some time between Labor Day and mid-October. Compost can
              also be spread earlier in the growing season (between mid-March to early
              October), but spreading compost in early autumn is one of the most important
              times of year--it will help your grass plants get through the winter and be
              productive next spring. Click here
              <http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com/thegreenhorse/09_2005.html#article2> to
              read some tips on getting the job done.

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              Katrina Strands Many; Rescuers Wait for Evaluation of Worst Hit Areas

              If you didn't catch this article from TheHorse.com, it gives you some
              insight on this tragedy from the perspective of horse owners in the area and
              the Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams that have been deployed. If you'd
              like to assist the teams that are working to help injured and displaced
              animals, this article includes a link where you can make a secure donation.
              Click here
              <http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com/thegreenhorse/09_2005.html#article3> to
              read the full article.

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              Tip of the Month
              If you need footing material, now is the time to get it! Click here
              <http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com/thegreenhorse/09_2005.html#article4> to
              read this month's tip.

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              Farm Focus: Horse¹n Around on Lord Hill

              On Saturday, October 1st, from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon, come horse around on
              Lord Hill. Join Horses for Clean Water to tour a small acreage horse farm in
              Snohomish, WA that has implemented wonderful, innovative mud, manure and
              pasture management techniques. Learn how to get your property ready for
              winter--see ways to manage three horses on less than two acres of pasture.
              Click here
              <http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com/thegreenhorse/09_2005.html#article5> to
              read the full article.

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              Book Review: Trail Riding and Horse Camping Books

              Click here
              <http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com/thegreenhorse/09_2005.html#article6> to
              read the full review.

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              Educational Events
              Meet HCW Staff at these upcoming events this fall. Visit the Educational
              Events page for detailed class descriptions.

              Marysville, WA
              The HCW Winter Horse Farm Management Series
              Tuesday evenings, September 20th to October 18th, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
              Kellogg-Marsh Grange, Marysville, WA
              To register or for more information contact the Snohomish Conservation
              District at 425-335-5634x4.

              Stanwood, WA
              Rott-N-Ridge Ranch Farm Tour
              Saturday, September 17th, 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon
              FREE! To register or for more information contact the Snohomish Conservation
              District at 425-335-5634x4.

              North King County, WA
              Free Classes for Livestock Owners
              date and place TBA
              For registration or more details call the King Conservation District at
              425-277-5581x125.

              Monroe, WA
              Horse¹n Around on Lord Hill
              Saturday, October 1st, 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon
              COST: $5 per household or free to 4H households. To register and receive
              directions contact the Snohomish Conservation District at 425-335-5634x4.

              Kirkland, WA
              Winter Horse Farm Management Series
              Wednesday evenings, October 5th to 26th, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
              To register or for more information call 425-576-3851 or e-mail
              <sgonsar@...>.

              Renton, WA
              Workshops for Livestock Owners
              Thursday evenings, October 13th to November 3rd, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
              This fall join the King Conservation District for four FREE workshops on
              livestock management practices. To register or for more information call
              425-277-5581x125 or e-mail <Roseanne.Campagna@...>.

              Brush Prairie, WA
              Horse¹n Around in Clark County
              Saturday October 22nd, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
              Clark Conservation District office
              Join HCW and Clark Conservations District for a full day¹s workshop on mud,
              manure and pasture management options.
              COST: $12 per person, which includes lunch and handouts. Registration is
              limited--to register or for more information call 360-883-1987.

              San Juan Islands, WA
              HCW Horse Farm Management Workshops
              Saturday, October 29th, details TBD
              Pasture, manure and mud management workshop. To register or for more
              information call 360-378-6621 or e-mail <heatherh@...>.

              Click here
              <http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com/thegreenhorse/09_2005.html#article7> to
              find out more details about these events.

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