Waste & Manure Management

Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center in Redmond, Washington, is a leading accredited therapeutic riding program that employs approximately 25 therapy horses. The farm's management team works hard to deal with environmental constraints associated with living in a wet climate near a salmon-spawning stream (in the Pacific Northwest salmon are a federally listed endangered species requiring specific land management practices).

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Farm Tour: Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center

February 10, 2016

Take a tour of a leading U.S. therapeutic horseback riding center that's managed with the environment in mind. ... Read More

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Manure Management Workshops Scheduled in Pennsylvania

January 14, 2016

Pennsylvania law requires any operation that generates manure to complete and implement a manure management plan.... Read More

Here's an example of traditional runs off barn stalls used as confinement areas. Good footing helps minimize mud.

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Confinement Areas for Healthy, Happy Horses

December 16, 2015

Few horses can spend all their time in turnout. Use these tips to keep your horse content when he's cooped up.... Read More

Article

Making Winter Manageable on the Farm

December 12, 2015

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

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How to Manage Mud Around Horses

December 04, 2015

Learn easy ways to manage mud and manure from Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water. ... Read More

Article

Methods to Reduce Water Pollution From Horse Manure

November 08, 2015

High concentrations of manure in paddocks can degrade local water quality and upset water's natural balances.... Read More

Article

(Un)certain Change: Climate Shifts and Horse Keeping

October 08, 2015

Learn how rising temperatures and extreme weather events are affecting horse keeping.... Read More

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Why Should You Cover a Compost Pile?

October 02, 2015

Horses for Clean Water's Alayne Blickle explains the environmental benefits of covering a compost pile. ... Read More

 Horse owner Alan Shank kept horses on his downtown Mukilteo, Washington, property for 16 years and maintained a positive relationships with nonhorsey neighbors.

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Making Friends with Horseless Neighbors

September 28, 2015

What techniques have you found work for you in your non-horsey neighborhood?... Read More

Article

Healthful Horse Barns

September 12, 2015

Consider these horse health and safety-oriented design aspects when building or renovating your barn.... Read More

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Seasonal Manure Changes

August 26, 2015

A veterinarians answers a reader's question on why some horses have seasonal runny manure.... Read More

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Infographic: Deworming Adult Horses

August 05, 2015

Are you still doing rotational deworming? Learn a new, better way to manage internal parasites in this visual guide!... Read More

Article

10 Resources on Creating a Horse Facility from TheHorse.com

July 29, 2015

Building or renovating a horse farm requires substantial planning, finances, and hard work, but we're here to help. ... Read More

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Horse Manure Management Other Than Composting

July 23, 2015

Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water offers alternatives to composting for small horse-property owners. ... Read More

Kelly and Dan Munro, owners of Grateful Pine Farm, a recently purchased a 17-acre commercial horse property in Snohomish, WA. Photo by Jessica Paige.

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Washington Horse Farm Uses Rain Gardens for Mud Control

July 16, 2015

Find out how the owners of one horse farm are incorporating rain gardens to help with mud control.... Read More

Article

Williams Receives 2015 Equine Science Award

July 16, 2015

Carey Williams, MS, PhD, provides statewide leadership in equine nutrition, pasture management, and horse care.... Read More

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Horse Manure Management: Composting

July 16, 2015

Composting is an excellent manure management strategy. Horses for Clean Water's Alayne Blickle explains. ... Read More

Article

Building a Horse Property From the Ground Up

July 10, 2015

Here's how to design your dream equestrian setup--in this case, on a small acreage.... Read More

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Tips for Greener Horse Trails

July 09, 2015

Learn how you can reduce your impact on the environment while trail riding.... Read More

As horse owners, we need to be especially aware of how our choices impact the environment.

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You and Your Horse Can Become Environmentally Friendly

June 25, 2015

Take a brief look at "green" horse keeping techniques you can implement over this summer.... Read More

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Build a Horse Manure Composting System

April 21, 2015

Spring is a great time to make plans for building your new manure composting bins! Check out how you can do this here.... Read More

Article

Poll Recap: Eliminating Harmful Ammonia

January 27, 2015

Of the 915 respondents, 233 (25%) said they remove wet spots and use shavings or another product to control stall odors.... Read More

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Messy Gelding vs. Tidy Gelding

January 08, 2015

An equine behavior expert addresses a question about two geldings with very different poop patterns. ... Read More

Article

Nearly Nontoxic Insect Control

October 03, 2014

Fewer flies and less chemical warfare can create a healthier barn environment for you and your horse.... Read More

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Build a Horse Manure Composting System

September 02, 2014

How do you manage manure on your horse facility? Learn how to build a low-tech composting system.... Read More