Karen Griffiths

HORSEPLAY: Know what to do when the time is right

Writer says a painful goodbye to long-time friend


HORSEPLAY: Carlsborg local still riding strong

CARLSBORG’S WAYNORA MARTIN competed in her first state finals at age 7. “I joined my family for team events, like the Bareback relay,” she said.… Continue reading


HORSEPLAY: Back Country Horsemen hope for new members

ONCE AGAIN BACK Country Horsemen Peninsula Chapter’s informational booth was at the Railroad Bridge Park earlier this month for its 20th Riverfest Celebration. The festival… Continue reading


HORSEPLAY: Working together, a bridge is built

T’WAS A MUDDY mess on a trail in a Jefferson Country park soon to be open to equestrians that fueled Bob Hoyle’s desire to build… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Local farm owners now offer trailrides, lessons

I WAS SO excited when I read the classified ad stating the owners of Blue Meadow Farm were offering guided trail rides on their rental… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: 4-H clubs teach the love and work of owning a horse

A FLYING HORSE at the Clallam County Fair? If there’d been a stronger wind last Saturday afternoon you might have seen one due to a… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Horses and their humans enjoy beach ride

SUNSET WAS FALLING outside my home when I heard the clip clop sound of horse hooves on the road. My dogs heard it too and… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Backbone of the organization is honored

DO YOU HAVE a good backbone? I’m not talking about your spine, but if you’re a part of any organization, be it for work, hobby… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: A rider rediscovers her passion after addiction

“I CAN’T BELIEVE I just ran a supreme time!” my niece, Brooke Stromberg, shouted out with joy upon completing the figure eight race at a… Continue reading

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