Karen Griffiths

Del Sage crafted this sign signifying the entrance to his family’s new Layton Hill Horse Camp off Chicken Coop Road in Blyn. This Saturday

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

Del Sage crafted this sign signifying the entrance to his family’s new Layton Hill Horse Camp off Chicken Coop Road in Blyn. This Saturday
Eyes That Smile and Olympic Peninsula Equine Network volunteers coax three wary and inquisitive feral foals rescued from Yakima out of a trailer to their new temporary home in Port Angeles. In 30 days

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

Eyes That Smile and Olympic Peninsula Equine Network volunteers coax three wary and inquisitive feral foals rescued from Yakima out of a trailer to their new temporary home in Port Angeles. In 30 days
Zoe Thompson successfully plants a flag inside the barrel during Saturday's Patterned Speed Horse Association show at the Quarter Moon Ranch in Carlsborg. Thanks to Grandma Marie Dickinson

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

Zoe Thompson successfully plants a flag inside the barrel during Saturday's Patterned Speed Horse Association show at the Quarter Moon Ranch in Carlsborg. Thanks to Grandma Marie Dickinson
The Port Angeles High School Equestrian Team appears at the state finals in Lynden. From left are Bailee Palmer

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

The Port Angeles High School Equestrian Team appears at the state finals in Lynden. From left are Bailee Palmer
Farrier Brad Erickson draws a grid on a healthy horse's hoof to outline the placement of the external hoof anatomy — frog

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

Farrier Brad Erickson draws a grid on a healthy horse's hoof to outline the placement of the external hoof anatomy — frog
A handful of participants appears at last month's schooling show at Baker Stables. Don't miss this Sunday's show at the Port Angeles facility's indoor arena. Karen Griffiths/for Peninsula Daily News

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

A handful of participants appears at last month's schooling show at Baker Stables. Don't miss this Sunday's show at the Port Angeles facility's indoor arena. Karen Griffiths/for Peninsula Daily News
Sequim and Port Angeles high school equestrian team riders and their coaches appear at the third meet of the season.

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

Sequim and Port Angeles high school equestrian team riders and their coaches appear at the third meet of the season.
Historical military re-enactment expert Gordon Frye

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

Historical military re-enactment expert Gordon Frye
Dusti checks out her new surroundings alongside Valerie Jackson

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

Dusti checks out her new surroundings alongside Valerie Jackson
Sequim's high school equestrian team is shown at its second Washington State High School Equestrian Teams meet of the season. From left are Matisen Anders

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

Sequim's high school equestrian team is shown at its second Washington State High School Equestrian Teams meet of the season. From left are Matisen Anders
Sequim's high school equestrian team is shown at its second Washington State High School Equestrian Teams meet of the season. From left are Matisen Anders

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

Sequim's high school equestrian team is shown at its second Washington State High School Equestrian Teams meet of the season. From left are Matisen Anders
The Port Angeles High School equestrian team is shown. Top row from left are Paige Swordmaker

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

The Port Angeles High School equestrian team is shown. Top row from left are Paige Swordmaker
Indy

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ HORSEPLAY COLUMN: Equine tremors lead to horse feed adjustment

TO SHAKE, RATTLE and roll is fun when dancing to good music — not so much when it's an involuntary movement coming from your horse.… Continue reading

Indy
Washington State Horsemen competitors Kyle Ellis and Eyed B Stylin' (Vegas) show the showmanship moves that helped them win the WSH Horse Show Division's Top 5 of 2013 award for horse/rider combination.

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ HORSEPLAY COLUMN: Winter whilings, winnings on Peninsula

A NICE PERK of living close to DNR land is that the hard-packed gravel roads are rideable year-round. Unless I venture onto a side trail,… Continue reading

Washington State Horsemen competitors Kyle Ellis and Eyed B Stylin' (Vegas) show the showmanship moves that helped them win the WSH Horse Show Division's Top 5 of 2013 award for horse/rider combination.
Jennifer Magee

A hopeful future for Peninsula Home Fund recipients in Sequim

SEQUIM — “I have a child, so I'm not too proud beg, but then I never thought I'd be in a position to ask for… Continue reading

Jennifer Magee
At Eyes That Smile

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ HORSEPLAY COLUMN: Eyes That Smile rescues neglected horses

SADLY, IN THIS difficult economy, the number of abused, abandoned and neglected horses has reached an all-time high. The good news on the Olympic Peninsula… Continue reading

At Eyes That Smile
At Eyes That Smile

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ HORSEPLAY COLUMN: Eyes That Smile rescues neglected horses

SADLY, IN THIS difficult economy, the number of abused, abandoned and neglected horses has reached an all-time high. The good news on the Olympic Peninsula… Continue reading

At Eyes That Smile
Stepping up to help by volunteering at OlyCAP is Peninsula Home Fund case manager Laura Calabria

PENINSULA HOME FUND — Ring out 2013 with a ‘hand up, not a handout,’ and thank you for making a difference

RING OUT 2013 by offering struggling families “a hand up, not a handout” through the Peninsula Daily News' Peninsula Home Fund. Your gift will fulfill… Continue reading

Stepping up to help by volunteering at OlyCAP is Peninsula Home Fund case manager Laura Calabria
Stepping up to help by volunteering at OlyCAP is Peninsula Home Fund case manager Laura Calabria

PENINSULA HOME FUND — Ring out 2013 with a ‘hand up, not a handout,’ and thank you for making a difference

RING OUT 2013 by offering struggling families “a hand up, not a handout” through the Peninsula Daily News' Peninsula Home Fund. Your gift will fulfill… Continue reading

Stepping up to help by volunteering at OlyCAP is Peninsula Home Fund case manager Laura Calabria
Stepping up to help by volunteering at OlyCAP is Peninsula Home Fund case manager Laura Calabria

PENINSULA HOME FUND — Ring out 2013 with a ‘hand up, not a handout,’ and thank you for making a difference

EDITOR'S NOTE — 'Today' refers to Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. RING OUT 2013 by offering struggling families “a hand up, not a handout” through the… Continue reading

Stepping up to help by volunteering at OlyCAP is Peninsula Home Fund case manager Laura Calabria