Karen Griffiths

HORSEPLAY: Now is the time to prepare for an emergency

WE LIVE IN an era when we are constantly told to be prepared in case of an earthquake or other natural disaster. Are you heeding… Continue reading


HORSEPLAY: Rescue horses need care, attention

IS IT TRUE blonds have more fun? As a gray-haired brunette I don’t have expertise in that area, but I can tell you Fox-Bell Farm… Continue reading


HORSEPLAY: Consider donating to OPEN to help equines in need

I COULDN’T DO it. I couldn’t continually take in unwanted, vulnerable and big sensitive-eyed horses while depending on donations to help feed and care for… Continue reading


HORSEPLAY: Group helps challenge riders to hitch up in winter

WHO AMONG US relishes saddling up and riding when it’s bone-chilling cold outside? Not me. I’ve never been one to tolerate the cold well. I’m… Continue reading

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