Horse Stall Door Jams

How “Jam’n” Makes Chores More Efficient by Alayne Blickle, Horses for Clean Water   Horse life at home is all about chore efficiency, and sometimes the simplest solutions are best. One small thing we did recently at Sweet Pepper Ranch, our horse motel and guest ranch in southwestern Idaho, has …

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Dealing with Runoff

Protect the Environment and Keep Horses Healthy During Wet Weather by Alayne Blickle, Horses for Clean Water   Last month we reviewed things to do to prepare your paddocks for winter. Following that theme, this time we’ll look at another fall “to do,” dealing with surface water that travels towards your barn …

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Prepare Your Horse Property for Winter

Make Your Paddocks and Barn Chore-efficient by Alayne Blickle, Program Director, Horses for Clean Water   This month we’ll cover tips to help ease you through those times ahead when you least want to deal with winter’s little—and big—surprises. Buy your winter supply of hay. Be sure to look for …

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Get Your Horses on Track

Combat Boredom and Manage Pastures with Track Paddocks By Alayne Blickle, Horses For Clean Water   A confinement area (or paddock) is an enclosure meant to be your horse’s outdoor living quarters when keeping them off pastures. Using a confinement area protects pastures from overgrazing and soil compaction, especially during winter …

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Gates

Make Safe, Efficient Choices for Your Horse Property By Alayne Blickle, Horses for Clean Water   Having the right gate is another key towards becoming chore efficient. There is nothing more irritating than not being able to get equipment or deliveries into an area because a gate is too small …

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