Two Workshops for Horse Owners

Photo credit Alayne Bickel

Photo credit Alayne Bickel

This year, the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District, in collaboration with Tualatin SWCD, is offering TWO Alayne Blickle workshops for horse owners. Registration is now open for both of these workshops, so don’t delay.

Presenter Alayne Blickle, educator and photojournalist with Horses for Clean Water, is well known and highly respected in the horse community. Her fun, down-to-earth approaches to horse and land care will encourage and inspire you.

Mud and Manure and Pests, Oh My!

  • Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Canby

Mud and manure can contribute to poor horse health.

If you have horses, then you have to put up with muck, right? Wrong! Make your place healthier for horses, reduce the insect population, help your property become more productive during the growing season, AND make it a chore-efficient place for you to manage!

Learn non-toxic ways to control mud, manure, and pests – plus, find out how to compost horse manure, see different bin designs, and get off-site options for dealing with stall waste.

A $10 registration fee includes lunch for all participants. If you have special dietary needs, please contact us.

More information: [email protected] or 503-210-6002. Register online today!

Horse in pasture

Sustainable Horse Keeping: Pastures, Horse Health and Water Conservation

  • Sunday, February 24, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Hillsboro

Learn how your daily actions and long-term plans can help protect your horse and land against the emerging challenges of climate change. This workshop will focus on two areas: pasture management and water conservation. Topics include:

  • growing and sustaining pastures
  • managing weeds
  • renovating and fencing pastures to increase productivity
  • horse health issues
  • reducing and managing water use in the barn, paddock, and field

BONUS: Learn concepts and design techniques behind track paddocks, confinement areas meant to keep horses healthy and mentally stimulated.

This workshop is offered free of charge, but space is limited, so make your reservation as soon as possible! For more information, call 503-277-3709.

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