Alayne Blickle, a lifelong equestrian and reining competitor, is the creator and director of Horses for Clean Water, an award-winning, internationally acclaimed environmental education program for horse owners. Well-known for her enthusiastic, down-to-earth approaches, Alayne is an educator, writer, and photojournalist who has worked with horse and livestock owners since 1990.
Blickle lectures in the areas of sustainable agronomy, natural resource management, rangeland ecology, and equine science. She holds the titles of: University of Idaho Master Gardner, King County Master Recycler/Composter, and Washington State University Livestock Adviser.
Alayne and her husband, Matt Livengood, raise and train reining horses at their eco-sensitive horse motel and guest ranch, Sweet Pepper Ranch, in sunny Nampa, Idaho.