Waste & Manure Management

Triple M Ranch, a 7-acre horse property in Hobart, Washington, houses sure-footed Paso Fino horses that are well-suited for riding on nearby trails.


The Chore-Efficient Horse Property

October 12, 2016

Take a tour of Triple M Ranch, a 7-acre Washington horse farm designed to minimize labor. ... Read More


Poll Recap: Fall Mud-Management Projects

October 11, 2016

Of the 545 respondents, 175 (32%) said they will add gravel and/or sand for high-traffic areas on their farm this fall.... Read More


(Un)certain Change: Climate Shifts and Horse Keeping

September 10, 2016

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


Preventing Disease Spread This Show Season

July 19, 2016

Remember these three core biosecurity steps to help keep your horses as well as your fellow competitors' horses healthy.... Read More


How to Be a Good Neighbor to Nonhorsey People

July 14, 2016

Alayne (Horses for Clean Water), Donna (PSU Extension), and Michelle (The Horse) discuss being good neighbors.... Read More


10 Small Property Horse Keeping Resources on TheHorse.com

June 30, 2016

Here are 10 resources to help you make the most of your land when keeping horses on small properties. ... Read More


NDSU Extension to Hold Equine Workshops

May 22, 2016

Lecture topics include weed identification, pasture management; deworming, composting, vaccination programs, and more.... Read More


Natural Insect Control Options

May 13, 2016

Horses for Clean Water's Alayne Blickle offers advice on controlling flies and other bugs on horse properties.... Read More


Recycling on the Farm

May 06, 2016

Find out how you can set up a farm-friendly recycling system, as well as reuse common materials around the barn. ... Read More


Messy Gelding vs. Tidy Gelding

May 05, 2016

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


Spring Cleaning, Stable Style

April 07, 2016

TheHorse.com readers share their top spring farm and barn cleaning and maintenance tips.... 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

April 05, 2016

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


9 Steps for Composting Horse Manure

March 11, 2016

Here's what to do with that huge mound of stall waste piling up behind the barn. ... Read More

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Is My Compost Pile Going to Combust?

February 12, 2016

Our digital managing editor thought her manure pile was about to burst into flames. Find out why she needn't worry.... Read More

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).


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


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.


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


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


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


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