Horse Safety

Have You Had a Scary Accident with Your Horse?

Have You Had a Scary Accident with Your Horse?
Karen Pickering
What happens in a horse related accident?

Verity Johnson – Fotolia

We would like to share your experience so other riders or handlers can learn from you. Safety with horses is so important and we want to help others prevent an accident or learn what to do in case of an emergency. We will share most or all of the stories on the Northwest Horse Source Website and possibly the magazine. Share your story in 350-700 words. Include a picture or two if you have some. If not, include a picture of you with your horse or just you. Images are very important. You could help prevent an accident. Thanks for participating!


Submit your story and photos below. Rights to story and images become the property of The Northwest Horse Source.

Scary Horse Accidents

Readers and riders share their horse accident stories and what they learned from it.
  • Enter 350 - 700 words describing the horse related accident. Describe the incident in as much detail as possible. Who were you with, how old was your horse, where were you?
  • Tell us what valuable insights you took away from the accident in 200 words or less
  • Share with others what you might have done differently or how this experience has changed you in 200 words or less.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png.
    Upload up to 3 images for your story. - NO TEXT on image/photo. Uploads limited to 3 files, 20MB each. Please wait for files to upload before submitting the form.





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Horse Safety
Karen Pickering

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. Since then, it has grown into beautiful, all-gloss magazine with the largest coverage of any free equine publication in the Northwest – a distribution of over 16,000 copies and over 600 locations monthly. 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.

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