Karen Griffiths

HORSEPLAY: Watch out for wildlife on the trails

DID YOU HEAR about the bear jumping out at two horses and riders at Miller Peninsula State Park? On July 29, a bear suddenly burst… Continue reading


HORSEPLAY: Just kick it off the trail

DISMOUNTING AND KICKING the road apples, otherwise known as horse manure, to the side of the trail is what we equestrians are asked to do… Continue reading


HORSEPLAY: Volunteers keep Olympic National Park trails maintained

ISN’T IT WONDERFUL to be able to explore our Olympic National Park trails again? As more trails open to the public, it’s good to remind… Continue reading


HORSEPLAY: A family with their hands, hearts full

THEIR MARRIAGE READS like an old-fashioned love song lived in modern-day life. Tara Black is Sequim Animal Hospital’s large and small animal veterinarian, providing equine… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Keeping pests away from your horse

HAVE YOU HEARD this joke? When talking to a person who annoys you, just slap them on the shoulder and cry out, “Mosquito bite!” Admittedly,… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: High school equestrian championship dreams dashed

HAVE YOU HEARD the saying “Go big or go home?” I think all who participate on high school athletic teams dream of taking home the… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Be a leader for your horse

ARE YOU A leader or a doormat? When it comes to horses, it’s important for you to assert yourself as their leader and not their… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Using your extra time to bond with your horse

CLOSURES PROLONGED! SCHOOLS are now closed for the academic year, Gov. Jay Inslee has extended the state’s stay-home order because of the coronavirus until May… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Taking comfort in our daily routine

CRITICAL TIMES ARE hard to deal with is how the Bible describes the era we’re living in, and believer or not, we’re all feeling the… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Local teams place at regional competition

OUR TWO HIGH school equestrian teams from Port Angeles and Sequim just completed the first of three Washington State High School Equestrian Team qualifying meets,… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Sequim author teaches bridle-making workshop

“HOW BIG IS your wingspan?” Lisa Preston asked the audience as she stretched her arms out side-to-side. I didn’t know mine. Do you know yours?… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Staying warm and dry for winter rides

SO HOW YA’LL coping with this winter’s long dark, dreary and cold days, along with snow and record rainfall? I used to think the majority… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Being responsible trail users

CALLING ALL TRAIL users! Did you know that horses have right of way on all trails? This information is posted on trail literature and websites.… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Keeping your horse warm in the winter

DON’T YOU HATE it when you provide a shelter to stand under and your horse chooses to stand outside in the pouring rain? Or how… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Do your research before gifting a horse

IT’S THE TIME of year to hesitate, halt and acquire information before surprising your child with the much begged for pony. Yes, it is the… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Riding school connects students with horses

Nonprofit organization OPEN needs help providing hay, feed for horses throughou winter

HORSEPLAY: The 10 essentials just might save your life

GETTING LOST AND disoriented in the mountains is surprisingly easy to do. Living here on the Olympic Peninsula, it’s not unusual to hear of lost… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Clallam Conservation District is here to help

BOY DO I remember well slogging through knee-deep mud during my first winter years of horse ownership 20-plus years ago when I moved with family… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Weaving baskets and friendships together

AN INVITATION TO learn how to make my own basket from an old lariat sounded too good to pass up. So that is why —… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Back Country Horsemen do part to teach kids

IT WAS A beautiful day in Sequim when the 21st Dungeness River Festival took place. Hosted by the Dungeness River Audubon Society on Sept. 27,… Continue reading