Karen Griffiths

HORSEPLAY: Shedding season has arrived

SUNSHINE AND SHEDDING season is here. Can we celebrate budding blossoms and warm, sunny days without the exuviating hair of our furry friends? Not a… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Remember to Stop, Stand, Speak on trails

Y’ALL HAVE HEARD about the Leave No Trace Program, right? Officially adopted by the United States Forest Service in 1990, its main goal is to… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: PA, Sequim horse riders place at meet

SEQUIM AND PORT Angeles’ high school equestrian teams completed their third qualifying meets of the season March 24-26 in Spanaway. More than 100 competitors from… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Chapter president earns Lifetime Achievement Award

again. My sincerest apologies to the new Mt. Olympus chapter of Back Country Horsemen for giving out the wrong address… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Horse riders looking forward to spring

IT’S MARCH ALREADY? Despite the abundance of rain, sleet and snow slowing my outdoor fun to a screeching halt, it appears the days of 2017… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Soggy ground causes sinking feeling

IT’S NOW FEBRUARY, and I must confess I feel as if I’m going more backward than forward down the page in checking off items on… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Jefferson County Horse Park galloping along

GREAT NEWS: THE Jefferson Equestrian Association is getting close to opening the Jefferson County Horse Park. Scheduled to open this summer, the 80-acre park at… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Keeping water troughs from freezing is paramount

EVER FELT AS if you’re dying of thirst? It literally could happen. Water. All creatures great and small need it to survive. In general, both… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Sol Duc Valley couple still on trails together

“YOU GETTING OUT to ride much?” It’s a question I’m asked all too frequently. I love to ride, but becuase I’m not riding as much… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Family tradition continues on

who’ve traveled the country to participate in breed… Continue reading

PENINSULA HORSEPLAY: Griffith’s horses fear holiday lights display

THE ALIENS HAVE landed. That’s what my horses must have been thinking when my neighbor’s Christmas lights display lights up the sky come nightfall. In… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Good friends help build a solid shelter

with fist pumps in the air — when my women friends and… Continue reading

PENINSULA HORSEPLAY: Riders hoof it through bad weather

INCLEMENT WEATHER AND sloppy ground didn’t deter fans of Jefferson County’s Silver Spurs 4-H horse shows. And why would it when the last show of… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Gnats can cause horses health problems

Indy could have “sweet itch” — an allergic reaction to gnat bites — or something much worse.

HORSEPLAY: 4-H helps riders gain confidence

Members of the Clallam County 4-H team earned awards at the Washington State Fair last month.

HORSEPLAY: Local girls place at state fair; dealing with a case of colic

Three Clallam County girls earned ribbons and placings at the Washington State Fair. Karen’s horse Indy develops, and is treated for, colic.

HORSEPLAY: Locals find success at Peninsula Junior Rodeo

Five Port Angeles girls won medals during the Peninsula Junior Rodeo Association’s junior rodeo in August.

HORSEPLAY: Good fences make good neighbors

After moving into her new home, Karen Griffiths discovers her horses are more affectionate now that they can roam mostly free.

PENINSULA HORSEPLAY: Moving homes creates changes, challenges for family

Life-changing events have necessitated the need for my family to downsize and simplify.

PENINSULA HOME FUND: Donations help provide roof for diligent worker in Port Townsend

EDITOR'S NOTE: For 28 years, Peninsula Daily News readers in Jefferson and Clallam counties have supported the “hand up, not a handout” Peninsula Home Fund.… Continue reading