Enjoying Your Horse in Every Season
by Karen Pickering
Fall is a special time of year. There’s a crispness in the air each morning and beautiful colors begin to emerge all around us. It’s a time to prepare for winter and think about our winter horse housing. Perhaps you’re looking ahead to next year’s show season and setting new goals. Whether you trail ride or show, there’s a sense of purpose and planning for the upcoming year. Our September issue is designed to help you enjoy your horse a little more; maybe find the right prospect for next year or consider what discipline you’d like to try with your horse. The Northwest is bursting with good trainers and great horses just waiting for you. Perhaps the economic climate has you considering your horse purchase a little more carefully—this is a good thing. Owning a horse is a huge commitment of time and resources. While I can’t think of a better way to spend money, we have to carefully consider our options and watch our pennies a little closer than in past years. Recent health issues have plagued my mare, April. Even so, I can’t imagine life without my horses. I still look forward to time spent grooming, cleaning and just hanging out with them. As you look for ways to enjoy your horse this season, let us help by connecting you with a new trainer, barn, or learning opportunity. And don’t forget to check out the Northwest Washington Horse Expo coming in October. Read the story on page six and get excited about the trainers and information coming our way—Fall is a great time to own a horse!
Published September 2012 Issue