Karen Griffiths

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ PENINSULA HORSEPLAY: Are you prepared for an emergency?

Ready, set, go! Does everyone have to-go bags packed and a place to go in case of an emergency? I think it’s safe to say… Continue reading

PENINSULA HORSEPLAY: Miller Peninsula’s new parking lot now open for riders

It was so exciting to see the grand opening of Miller Peninsula State Park's new parking lot Sept. 17. The peninsula itself has long served… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ PENINSULA HORSEPLAY: Family to stay in home of 20 years rather than selling after change in plans

“The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry,” poet Robert Burns wrote, and thus it was when my hopes to simplify the lives of my… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ PENINSULA HORSEPLAY: Kids growing up too fast

Ok, I'm gonna bellyache a bit here: Why do kids have to grow up so fast and move on with their lives? I hate it!… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ PENINSULA HORSEPLAY: Fair time was chance to shine for Peninsula riders

FAIR TIME IS the most wonderful time of the year for those 4-H horse-showing youths. It's their time to shine. While it's hectic for them… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ PENINSULA HORSEPLAY: Program helps those with special needs

IT’S ALL ABOUT cause and effect. Imagine my surprise Monday afternoon when I was working outside. Suddenly, the dogs started barking and then, lo and… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ PENINSULA HORSEPLAY: Volunteers keep trails in tip-top shape for all

TIMES ARE DRY, and I'm not talking about alcohol. With the entire Olympic Peninsula on a high fire alert and a burn ban in effect,… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ PENINSULA HORSEPLAY: Back to basics help horse, rider to grow

TURNS OUT, THE mounting block students used as an aid to climb on his back was a stumbling block for Louie, a Freedom Farm schooling… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ PENINSULA HORSEPLAY: Miles of smiles for endurance rider

Upon meeting my mild-mannered and friendly neighbor, one wouldn’t know she’s a fiercely competitive woman who, I think, excels at everything sports — be it… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ PENINSULA HORSEPLAY: Age, health affect horses’ appearances

IT'S A SCARY thing to approach the home of someone you don't know to inquire why their once-plump horses are now skin and bones. Driving… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ PENINSULA HORSEPLAY: Hydroponics can cut down fodder bill

“WOW” WAS ALL I could say when I visited Dave and Beck Seibel’s home at Spirit Horse Ranch and saw their hydroponic fodder feeding system.… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ PENINSULA HORSEPLAY: Choose good hoof boot for horses for spring trail rides

LET THE GAMES begin! Springtime is bursting with sunshine and glorious new flowers and a flurry of horse activities. Earlier this month, a dedicated group… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ PENINSULA HORSEPLAY: Leaving homestead stirs memories

AHH, YES, THE days of wine and roses — or extended sunshine and warmer temperatures — are among us and glorious for riding. Normally, I’d… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ PENINSULA HORSEPLAY: Inspiring story of a horse that refused to be taken to slaughter house — and the organization that found him a new loving home

I love sharing this story of success from the horse-rescue organization run by Valerie Jackson and Diane Royall called OPEN — Olympic Peninsula Equine Network… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ PENINSULA HORSEPLAY: New farrier brings expertise to Peninsula

“ANNOUNCEMENTS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, ANNOUNCEMENTS.” Does anyone else recall singing that song at Girl Scout, Boy Scout or YMCA camp? 'Twas a song that ended almost every… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ PENINSULA HORSEPLAY: Pony offers years of love, riding to family

IT WAS AUGUST 1997 when Snow entered my family’s lives. We’d all left our separate houses to move to up to Sequim from California. My… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ PENINSULA HORSEPLAY: Family that rides together, stays together

IT’S A SMART man who supports his wife’s passion for horses; more so when he takes part in riding lessons, too. Yes, a willingness to… Continue reading

Widow gives Peninsula Home Fund couple a gift from the heart — her wedding rings

EDITOR'S NOTE — See accompanying story today, "Jim's Pharmacy helps 'hand up, not handout' Peninsula Home Fund with $1,043," http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20150118/NEWS/150119985 You can donate to the… Continue reading

Widow gives Peninsula Home Fund couple a gift from the heart — her wedding rings

EDITOR'S NOTE — See accompanying story today, "Jim's Pharmacy helps 'hand up, not handout' Peninsula Home Fund with $1,043," http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20150118/NEWS/150119985 You can donate to the… Continue reading

Widow gives Peninsula Home Fund couple a gift from the heart — her wedding rings

EDITOR'S NOTE — See accompanying story today, "Jim's Pharmacy helps 'hand up, not handout' Peninsula Home Fund with $1,043," http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20150118/NEWS/150119985 You can donate to the… Continue reading