Managing Mud and Manure - Green Stable Management Practices That Make Your Barn (and the Planet) a Better Place

On April 19, 2011 at 5:00 pm (Pacific Time) Equestrian will continue its 2011 horse business seminar series with the topic of managing mud and manure. This live webinar will discuss management tools to address mud and runoff on the farm. In this presentation, Alayne Blickle, of Horses for Clean Water, will discuss what causes mud and how it affects horse health. The presentation will cover six key steps you can take to reduce or even prevent mud on your property. Learn about French drains, footing options, geotextile fabrics and other great ideas for setting up and managing horse paddocks for chore-efficiency and horse health.

Plus, all seminar registrants will receive a free download of “Tired of the Same Old Manure Pile Up - Turning Manure Into Energy” by Clay Nelson of

The download covers a number of different technologies that can be utilized to convert manure into energy.

You’ll discover how energy from manure can be used to -
* Heat your house and/or barn
* Replace your hot water heater
* Generate electricity for your farm - And for some barns this electricity can even be sold back to the power company!

If you’ve been wondering how to incorporate a few dollar making, planet saving “Green” ideas into your barn management practices – don’t miss “Managing Mud and Manure - Green Stable Management Practices That Make Your Barn (and the Planet) a Better Place.”

This seminar can be attended via your phone or computer. It is free to all horse professionals but you must register to attend. For more information and to register for the seminar, interested parties may visit the Equestrian website at or go directly to the seminar sign up page at

The free seminar will be followed by a special session for members of Equestrian Professional “How to Find Funding and Grants to Help Your Horse Business Go Green.”

About the Speaker

Alayne Blickle is a life-long equestrian, and the creator/director of Horses for Clean Water, an award winning, nationally acclaimed environmental education program. Alayne has worked with horse and livestock owners for over 18 years teaching manure composting, pasture management, mud and dust control, water conservation, chemical use reduction and wildlife enhancement. She teaches and travels throughout North America as well as writing for horse publications such as EQUUS and The Horse, including the weekly blog, Smart Horse Keeping, for Alayne and her husband raise and train their reining horses at their ranch in sunny southwestern Idaho.

About Equestrian

Equestrian provides horse business education, resources and support to horse professionals around the globe. The site offers a wide array of programs, tools and information to help horse trainers, riding instructors, breeders, stable operators and professional riders run profitable businesses and build successful equestrian careers. hosts monthly seminars/webinars on a wide variety of horse business topics. To learn more about Equestrian Professional’s Horse Business Seminar Schedule for 2011 click here or go to

Questions? Please contact Pam Saul at or call (800) 910-3578