Karen Griffiths

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

 

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ HORSEPLAY COLUMN: Faring well at Jefferson fair

WELL DONE, GRASSHOPPER! Like most people 18 years old, graduated senior Anne Meek and younger sister Kaitlyn must dislike thinking of their mother as “master”… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ HORSEPLAY COLUMN: Faring well at Jefferson fair

WELL DONE, GRASSHOPPER! Like most people 18 years old, graduated senior Anne Meek and younger sister Kaitlyn must dislike thinking of their mother as “master”… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ HORSEPLAY COLUMN: Faring well at Jefferson fair

WELL DONE, GRASSHOPPER! Like most people 18 years old, graduated senior Anne Meek and younger sister Kaitlyn must dislike thinking of their mother as “master”… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ HORSEPLAY COLUMN: Summer mixes sunshine, pastimes

OH, WHAT GLORIOUS riding weather we're having! I absolutely love this time of year when it's dry, warm and sunny outside. The Peninsula's been bursting… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ HORSEPLAY COLUMN: Peninsula Junior Rodeo riders strut stuff

I REMEMBER HIM as a gangly, shy red-haired kid competing in junior rodeo events on a borrowed horse. I never thought the man lying on… Continue reading

PENINSULA HORSE PLAY: New horse, camping spot to open Saturday

WAGONS, HO! IT’S time to hitch up your wagons — or horse trailer — and head over to the Layton Hill Horse Camp for a… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ HORSEPLAY COLUMN: Nonprofit rescues foals from slaughter

ON SUNDAY EVENING, I met with Eyes That Smile board members Valerie Jackson and Diane Royall to see their three newly rescued foals, part of… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ HORSEPLAY COLUMN: Spirited run at Carlsborg patterned speed show

IT'S THRILLING TO see young ones taking to the sport of Patterned Speed Horse Association events. During last weekend's show at Waynora Martin's Quarter Moon… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ HORSEPLAY COLUMN: State finals produce area champions

VANDALS, THIEVES AND lowlifes struck at least twice this month at the Mount Muller horse camp in Olympic National Forest. When Back Country Horsesmen (BCH)… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ HORSEPLAY COLUMN: See signs of laminitis before it’s too late

ARE YOU READING the signs? Spring grass can spring forth a serious problem for horses, namely laminitis and its more severe form, founder. I know… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ HORSEPLAY COLUMN: Sequim lopes to victory at third meet

BAKER STABLES OWNERS Tom Gillotti and Dana King do a stellar job of hosting shows and events that all in the equine community can enjoy.… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ HORSEPLAY COLUMN: Port Angeles, Sequim schools trot to top at meet

SPRING IS BUSTLING with activity and bursting with color. Signs we're exiting our gray winter days of hibernation these past two weeks include successful local… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ HORSEPLAY COLUMN: Horsemen mount up for fest parade

THE BRITISH ARE coming! As usual, I was clueless. I had no idea the riders and horses standing before me were a cavalry ready to… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ HORSEPLAY COLUMN: Saving horses, one smile at a time

GUILTY AS CHARGED. I'm a believer that horses can feel, think and have emotions; they have emotional attachments. And we humans are their caretakers, which… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ HORSEPLAY COLUMN: Equestrian teams put in many fine performances

SEQUIM EQUESTRIAN COACH Katie Salmon-Haylie reports that last weekend's Washington High School Equestrian Teams (WAHSET) meet was a great success, with “everyone learning more, getting… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ HORSEPLAY COLUMN: Equestrian teams put in many fine performances

SEQUIM EQUESTRIAN COACH Katie Salmon-Haylie reports that last weekend's Washington High School Equestrian Teams (WAHSET) meet was a great success, with “everyone learning more, getting… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ HORSEPLAY COLUMN: Brace for cold weather, school meets

BY NOW, WE all know the freezing-weather drill, right? After filling the horse's water troughs and buckets, completely drain the hose, place it under cover,… Continue reading