Welcome to Sweet Pepper Ranch!

Join us this year and take advantage of our special introductory rates.

Sweet Pepper Ranch, located in the Treasure Valley of southwestern Idaho, is an unpretentious, “green” horse keeping operation. We raise reining horses and grass hay and work hard every day to exercise and train our horses as well as run the day-to-day aspects of an environmentally sensitive ranch. The Treasure Valley, part of the larger Snake River Valley, experiences the wonderful high desert climate of hot, dry days and cool evenings—perfect for riding, swimming and enjoying the outdoors!

Sweet Pepper Ranch offers a guest ranch and horse motel B&B. Traveling through the area? You and your horse have a safe, convenient place to spend the night (dogs are welcomed, too.) If you are looking for a vacation spot with your horse, we can be that! Maybe you’d like to work on a ranch and learn about green horse keeping practices? Then Sweet Pepper Ranch is for you! Our Cowgirl Weekend Getaways are a feature we offer in the summertime which include a unique, tailor-made horse adventure for you—bring your horse or ride one of our well-trained reining horses at a “horse camp” just for adults.

We look forward to having you and your horse visit us!

Author: alayne

Alayne Blickle is the creator and director of the award-winning program Horses for Clean Water. Since 1997, Horses for Clean Water has taught environmentally sensitive horsekeeping practices through classes, workshops, demonstration farms, farm tours, and individual consultations. The program is funded through grants, contracts, and consulting and program fees. With more than 15 years of experience as an environmental educator, Alayne works with livestock owners on regional issues of manure management and non-point pollution reduction. She is also in demand as a presenter for educational institutions, natural resource agencies, horse groups, and other audiences in many parts of North America. In conjunction with Horses for Clean Water, Alayne also publishes The Green Horse, a monthly on-line newsletter supporting sustainable horsekeeping practices. Started in January 2004, The Green Horse now reaches more than 1,000 email addresses nationwide. Alayne contributes to other publications as well, including her monthly column for Northwest Horse Source, and articles for Equus, Horse & Rider, and John Lyons’ The Perfect Horse. As a photographer and producer she has created educational material and slide presentations. Alayne is a life-long learner. Her undergraduate college work focused on psychology and natural sciences (BA, Southern Illinois University). She has continued to expand and refine her education ever since, with an MA in communications (SIU) and post-graduate work in educational media (University of Washington) and fine arts photography (University of Alaska). She keeps her training current in the areas of natural resources, rangeland science, and equine studies. She holds the titles of Washington State University Livestock Advisor and King County Master Recycler and Composter. In her personal life, Alayne is a life-long equestrian and horse lover. She owns a 10-acre environmentally sensitive horse farm in Maple Valley, WA, where she raises reining horses. She has experience with a variety of horse breeds and disciplines and currently, along with her horse, Bob, she competes nationally in reining.

7 thoughts on “Welcome to Sweet Pepper Ranch!

  1. Hi Alayne,
    Just thought I’d test the form on your web site. Congrats on the new business venture! I wish you the best of luck. I look forward to being a guest, and also would be happy to do a fitness class or two there sometime!

    Good luck!

    PS, nice web site, Liz!

  2. Ms. Blickle,

    You rpcl! I’ll see you on Saturday. I plan on bringing Teresa’s Remi an my Boppy Sock.


  3. Hi Alayne.
    Thanks for the lesson today. I appreciate your patience and ANnie’s too! The place is awesome and hope to spend some more time with you and your horses!

    Debbie (Therese’s Friend)

  4. Thanks Debbie! It was great meeting you as well. I sure appreciated all of your tips & ideas. Glad you liked Annie, she’s a good girl. Was a gem for my friend’s little girls in the afternoon. She stood very still and let them brush and groom her. It was so sweet. (:

    I called & emailed Jessi today to give her ifo on the help we need. Her price is little more than we can afford so I’ll hope that we get an interested student.

    Thanks again!

  5. Hi Alayne and Matt… love the website. Would love to bring some of my girlfriends for a ride! How fun to have you so close to Meridian. Will definitely look you up in the fall when I visit my dad. Congrats on the new place and many blessings as you provide hospitality to your friends and fans!

  6. Alayne and Matt – YOU ROCK!!! Love the look of your new home and look forward to visiting you – soon!

    Hugs to all of you!


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