Waste & Manure Management


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


(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


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.


Making Friends with Horseless Neighbors

September 28, 2015

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


Healthful Horse Barns

September 12, 2015

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


Seasonal Manure Changes

August 26, 2015

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


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


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


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.


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


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


Horse Manure Management: Composting

July 16, 2015

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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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

Here is a view of Adams' stable area from the farm's central courtyard. The two-horse stable is separate from the storage barn, which is across the courtyard.


Small Horse-Property Tour

August 20, 2014

Join Horses for Clean Water Director Alayne Blickle's tour of a 2-acre farm designed by architect/owner Carolyn Adams.... Read More

Ascarids--the roundworms that infect foals--primarily show resistance to macrocyclic lactones, but there are also reports of some pyrimidine resistance.


Intercepting Parasite Resistance

July 30, 2014

Learn about management strategies you can use to help ward off parasite resistance to anthelmintics.... Read More


'Exploding' Manure Blamed for California Barn Fire

July 28, 2014

Fire authorities believe "exploding" manure could have started the blaze that killed four Friesian horses.... Read More


When the Horse Owner Goes Lame

June 17, 2014

Have you ever sustained an injury that kept you away from your horses? How did you cope?... Read More


10 Composting Resources on TheHorse.com

May 29, 2014

We've compiled some of our top composting and manure management resources available for free on TheHorse.com.... Read More