Horses for Clean Water welcomes in 2012!
January. The month of reflection. A time to think back on what’s been accomplished and a time for looking ahead to new dreams and goals. Read about Alayne’s plans for work in the Land Down Under later this year when she will be the keynote speaker at the two-day Australian Horse Keeping Conference HorseLandWater.
Back at home in the Pacific Northwest, join Alayne and Horses for Clean Water at the following educational events:
BLACK DIAMOND, WA
Thursdays, February 16 & 23 and March 1 & 8, 6:15 pm to 8:45 pm
Black Diamond Library
Workshops for Horse & Small Farm Owners Hands-on workshops on livestock management practices. See a variety of options & work with technicians to discover ways you can have less mud, better pastures, manage manure and care for streams & wetlands. Black Diamond Library. FREE! Includes light refreshments.
Streams and Wetlands: Living with Livestock near Water. February 16
Mud Management: Record Rainfall / Record Mud. February 23 with Alayne Blickle as a presenter
Manure Management: Got Livestock? Got Manure! March 1 with Alayne Blickle as a presenter
Pasture Management: Becoming a Grass Farmer. March 8 with a King County noxious weed specialist to talk about weed ID & control
Register and receive directions for all King Conservation District educational events at 425-282-1949 or signup@....
ISSAQUAH , WA
Saturday, February 25, 9am to noon
WORKSHOP: Track paddocks, trail courses, slow feeders and other innovations for confinement area horse keeping. Do you hate keeping your horses tucked away in confinement areas all winter? Want to hear about some new ideas for managing confinement areas for horses? So that you can keep them healthy, mud-free and mentally stimulated? Then join us in this workshop to hear a variety of speakers who will give you ideas on ways to design a trail course, different set-ups for track paddocks and how to use slow-feeders. Keep your winter paddocks interesting for your horses—and chore efficient for you! Register and receive directions for all King Conservation District educational events at 425-282-1949 or signup@....
MOUNT VERNON, WA
Monday, February 27, 6pm – 9 pm
PRESENTATION: Managing Mud, Manure & Runoff on Horse & Livestock Properties. Join Alayne Blickle, of the award-winning program Horses for Clean Water, to learn new and exciting ways to get rid of mud, deal with drainage and manage manure. Learn how to compost horse manure, see different bin designs, find out about off-site options for dealing with stall waste and view the latest techniques for reducing stall waste in the barn. Find out about fun, chore-efficient ways to set up your horse property so it’s healthier for horses, easier to care for and more productive next summer. Registration: 360-428-4313 or Kristi@....
MAPLE VALLEY, WA
Saturday, March 3, 10am to noon
FARM TOUR: Willow Creek. This horse owner, a former endurance rider turned EAGALA practitioner, set up his property over 13 years ago after attending HCW & KCD events--he testifies it’s continued to be chore-efficient since then. See mud management in place and working even in the midst of the rainy season. View easy-to-use aerated compost bins, uniquely shaped track paddocks which promote horse movement, slow feeders that encourage a horse to eat smaller amounts for longer periods, wildlife hedgerows and more! Learn about EAGALA, a non-profit organization in which horses are used in the treatment of mental health. FREE! Register and receive directions with the King Conservation District at 425-282-1949 or signup@....
Saturday, March 17, 10am to 3pm
WORKSHOP: Get Rid of Mud, Manure & Weeds! Keeping Horses & Livestock on Small Acreage.
Join Alayne Blickle, creator of the award-winning program Horses for Clean Water, to find out new and exciting ways to make your horse property chore efficient, easier to care for this coming winter, healthier for horses with fewer bugs and more productive during next summer’s growing season. Hear six tips for managing mud. Learn how to compost horse manure, see different bin designs, find out about off-site options for dealing with stall waste and view the latest techniques for reducing stall waste in the barn. Learn basic techniques for good pasture management including how grasses grow, creating a winter paddock, spreading compost, rotational grazing, managing small grazing areas, weed control, fencing options and small farm equipment. From French drains and footing options to sugars in pasture grasses—find out how to manage horses and the land so it’s a win-win for you, your horses, your neighbors and the environment! Contact Asotin County Conservation District at 509-758-8012 or sandyaccd@....
GRANTS PASS, OR
Saturday, April 14, 10am to 3pm
WORKSHOP: Pasture and Sacrifice Area Management for Horse Properties: Master Mud, Weeds, Chore-efficiency and Horse Health! Join Alayne Blickle, creator of the award-winning program Horses for Clean Water, to find out new and exciting ways to set up horse paddocks and manage pastures. See innovations in confinement area horse keeping such as track paddocks and slow feeders. Learn good pasture management techniques including how grasses grow, spreading compost, rotational grazing, weed control, fencing options and small farm equipment. Learn how to weave pasture management and horse health together including what constitutes a “lush” pasture and how to manage horses and grazing so a horse doesn’t become fat. From French drains and footing options to sugars in pasture grass to track paddocks – you, too, can make your horse property chore efficient, mud-free, more productive this summer, healthier for your horses and better for the environment! Contact the Josephine Soil and Water Conservation District at 541-474-6840 or joswcd@....
Alayne Renee Blickle
Creator & Program Director
Horses for Clean Water
7235 Southside Blvd.
Nampa, Idaho 83686