Horse and Land Management Online Course

Photo credit Alayne Bickel

Photo credit Alayne Bickel

The Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District is happy to announce an upcoming Horse and Land Management online course. The course will be presented by Alayne Blickle, educator and photojournalist with Horses for Clean Water.

This winter, in order to bring more information to a greater number of people, Blickle is offering a four-week, online course. Here’s a wonderful opportunity to improve your horse care and land management skills from the comfort of your warm, dry home!

The course will be held this coming January and topics to be covered include:

  • Mud, Paddocks, and Horses: Monday, January 6, 2020, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PST
  • Got Horses? Got Manure!: Monday, January 13, 2020, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PST
  • Managing Horses and Pasture: Monday, January 20, 2020, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PST
  • Natural Solutions: Outdoor Wash Racks, Trail Courses, Non-Toxic Pest Control & More!: Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PST

Register today!  Registration for all four sessions is $49.00 with early registration by December 31, 2019. Late registration will be $79.

Horse and Land Management Online Course

The following information is from the Horses for Clean Water website:

Want something horsey to do in the middle of a long, dark winter? How about an online course to help you get rid of mud, discover options for managing manure, and learn ways to reduce chemical use! Start now to make winter less muddy and the coming summer more chore-efficient with productive pastures and fewer flies. Courses are updated regularly—join us again for a review!

Learn the basics of managing horses on your property, including what to do with the 50 pounds of manure a horse produces each day; how to reduce mud, dust and flies; and managing pastures. These live, virtual programs are fun and informative, with TONS of photo examples and ideas. This low-tech class is easy for anyone! We simply provide you with a slide show PDF to download. On the night of the program, you call in (audio only) and the program is narrated live, coordinated with your slide show. Presentations are also recorded and available at later dates. Enrollment is limited to keep the group small and give participants opportunities to ask questions—and feel free to ask questions prior to the class as well!

About Alayne Blickle

Alayne Renée Blickle, a lifelong equestrian and reining competitor, is the creator/director of Horses for Clean Water, an award-winning, nationally acclaimed environmental education program for horse owners. Well known for her enthusiastic, down-to-earth approaches, Alayne is an educator and photojournalist who has worked with horse and livestock owners since 1990 teaching manure composting, pasture management, mud and dust control, water conservation, chemical use reduction, firewise controls and wildlife enhancement. She teaches and travels North America and writes for horse publications. Alayne and her husband raise and train their reining horses at their eco-sensitive guest ranch, Sweet Pepper Ranch, in sunny Nampa, Idaho. She also authors the Smart Horse Keeping blog.


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