“We need your help. Since our last printed issue in January, we’ve had a lot of interest in relaunching the printed magazine. Thanks to so many of you that responded to our social media and web surveys, we’re moving in that direction. The next step is to decide the direction of the magazine (or magazines). Since our move to Colorado this spring we’ve discovered many more resources to share with our community. Change is always going to happen. We’ve just decided to embrace it and try something new! Please take a moment and fill out this survey. Just 3 choices.
Thanks again for taking the time to complete our survey! We’ll keep you posted when we tally the results!
Owner/Publisher Karen’s lifelong love of horses began at a very early age when she wore out a couple of rocking horses before convincing her parents to get her the real thing. That ill-tempered bay gelding, Brandy, was a challenge for the young horsewoman, but it drove her ambition to become a horse trainer. After attending Canyonview Equestrian College’s Horsemanship Program, Karen realized she needed work that was a little more lucrative than training, so she took a job with Customs Brokerage to pay the bills. There, she discovered an affinity for computers and a talent for creating informative, entertaining newsletters. The Northwest Horse Source began as such a letter in December 1995, with a distribution of 1000 copies for its 12 black and white pages. Now 25 years later, it’s an online magazine and website with a reach of over 10,000 per month and growing! Not bad for the results of one woman’s dream to work with horses!
Today, Karen remains involved with every aspect of the magazine and treasures the community of thousands who share a common passion. Somewhere in the wee hours of the early mornings and late evenings, she still finds time to care for April, her gorgeous and sweet-tempered Quarter Horse.