Join Teton Conservation District and Horses for Clean Water for a series of workshops on basic horsekeeping, simple solutions for pest control, and mud and manure management. The workshops will be held from noon to 1pm and from 3pm to 4pm on July 25th under the Big Top tent at the Teton County Fair. The workshops will be led by Alayne Blickle, a life-long equestrian, educator, photojournalist, and director of Horses for Clean Water, an internationally acclaimed environmental education program that pioneered caring for horses and land. Below is a description of each workshop. If you would like more information or would like to schedule a free site visit to your corral with Alayne, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Basic Horse Keeping: Are you new to horse keeping or do you have a family member who would like to own a horse? Are you interested in learning what’s involved, the potential costs, how to care for a horse -- as well as for the pastures and land? Then join us for this class to help you learn how to safely proceed with horse ownership as well as ways to reduce mud and manage manure.
Mud Management: If you have horses, then you have mud, right? Wrong! There are many great ways to manage mud on your farm. In this class we will discuss what causes mud and how it affects horse health. Then we will cover six key steps you can take that will reduce and even prevent mud on your property. Learn about French drains, footing options, geotextile fabrics & other great ideas for setting up & managing horse paddocks for chore-efficiency and horse health.
Simple Solutions for Pest Control: Are weeds, flies, or rodents a problem on your horse property? Join HCW to look at eco-friendly, least-toxic ways to manage weeds, bugs, and odors. Make your place nicer for you, your horses, and the natural world, too!
Got Horses? Got Manure! Great Ideas for Manure Management: 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 this next winter! Learn how to compost horse manure, see different bin designs, find out about off-site options for dealing with stall waste and view the latest techniques for reducing stall waste in the barn.
(Photo Credit: Alayne Blickle)