Alayne Blickle

Alayne Blickle, a lifelong equestrian based in Nampa, Idaho, is the director of Horses for Clean Water, a nationally acclaimed environmental education program. She also authors the Smart Horse Keeping blog.

Articles by Alayne Blickle

Protecting Against Wildfire

Learn how to identify and reduce fire risk on your property. Read More

Making Winter Manageable on the Farm

These preparations can help carry you and your horses through the cold, dark, and wet months ahead. Read More

Clover Control

Do you have any suggestions on how to control clover in pastures that don't involve herbicides? Read More

Creating a Sacrifice Area for Horses

Creating a sacrifice area can help protect horse pastures from wet weather or overgrazing. Read More

Budget Barn Design

See how one owner designed and built frugally without compromising on aspects supporting horse health. Read More

Cost Cutting Tips for Building Horse Barns

Horse owners share their top five tips for cutting costs and staying green when building a horse barn. Read More

Readers Share Recycling Ideas to Cut Costs Around the Barn

Horse owners share their tips for reusing select items to save money around the barn. Read More

Innovations in Manure Management

Turn your mismanaged manure pile into an asset with these new technologies. Read More

Green Farm Makeover

Can we as horse owners make a few changes to our horse keeping habits to help lessen our draw on the ecosystem? We can make everyday changes such as recycling and conserving water, but what else can we do to reduce our impact on the environment? Read More