Karen Griffiths

HORSEPLAY: Getting back in the saddle

RIDING THROUGH OUR local forests, experiencing the glorious sights and sounds of nature, fills me with both joy and inner peace. Sadly, I’ve had too… Continue reading

 

HORSEPLAY: Mini horse teaches big lessons

I’M LEARNING ALL sorts of new things since adding Gypsy, a dainty black and white mini-horse, to the family. She’s full of energy and yet… Continue reading

 

HORSEPLAY: New miniature horse helps build child’s confidence

I’M HEARING THE sound of little hoof beats scurrying about the yard these days, and loving it. It’s with great joy that I announce the… Continue reading

 

HORSEPLAY: Remember to provide fresh drinking water for horses

IF YOU ASKED me for a glass of water and I handed you a cup that sat in the hot sun a couple of days… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Clallam County commissioners plan to discuss escape routes

WHEN I WAS a child I sure loved fireworks. Come July Fourth I never paid much attention to how much a barrage of loud, hissing… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Indy running again; high school riders place at meets

I AM OVERJOYED. Yep, my heart was overflowing with joy at the sight of Indy running, bucking and even doin a brief four hooves in… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Olympic Peninsula Equine Network unveils new barn

GREAT NEWS: OPEN finally has its own doors to open. It’s a big, beautiful set of handcrafted sliding barn doors that open up to reveal… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: High school equestrian season has begun

PORT ANGELES AND Sequim’s high school equestrian teams traveled to Spanaway the third week in February to compete against 100 other equestrians from 10 other… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Farrier workshops share information, give support

“AS IRON SHARPENS iron, so one man sharpens another” is a Bible proverb that emphasizes how working together is mutually beneficial. Such is the reasoning… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Local horse blogger offers tips on bridling

JUST AS CHICKEN soup is good for the soul on a cold, rainy day, so is hunkering down and learning more about our horses. Thus,… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Adults now welcome to show horses at Clallam County fair

ARE YOU A horse-showing adult who’s secretly longed to take part in the fair but couldn’t because it was for 4-H youth groups only? To… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Port Angeles couple make saddles, other leather goods

HELLO EVERYONE, MEET the Millers. After meeting Guy and Kathy Miller last weekend I was excited to discover they are among the excellent artisans and… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: The proper gear makes winter riding fun

DO YOU HAVE the rainy day doldrums? Then it’s time to saddle up. Not only will a tender nuzzle from your horse cheer you up,… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Teen riders need to practice this winter

THIS TIME OF year it can be difficult for high school equestrians to keep a horse in top athletic condition for competitive events such as… Continue reading

PENINSULA HORSEPLAY: Learning to trim hoofs is essential skill

JUST AS IT’S often said that knowledge is power, learning a new skill can be just so empowering. Hiring a farrier to trim and shoe… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Ensure you’re prepared for the snow, ice

YIKES. ICE AND snow fell upon us a bit early this year, didn’t it? Because I am not a fan of cold weather (my insides… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Groups work together to rescue horse

AFTER HEARING ABOUT the hundreds of horses rescued and evacuated during the recent Northern California wildfires by local volunteer horse emergency response organizations, I wondered… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: A fun time had at River Fest

IT WAS A beautiful sunny day Sept. 30 when I swung by the 18th annual Audubon center’s River Festival at Sequim’s Railroad Bridge Park. While… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Thank volunteers for trail work

IT’S NO SECRET we live in one of the most beautiful places in the world. We have majestic mountains, rivers and oceans to look at… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Fresh water is important for animals

IF YOU WERE thirsty and were handed a glass filled with green and murky water, would you drink it? Just as we want and enjoy… Continue reading