Equestrian Lifestyle

Welcome to Our New Equestrian Lifestyle Section

Welcome to Our New Equestrian Lifestyle Section
Karen Pickering

A Life with Horses

by Karen Pickering, NWHS Publisher

 

January 2017

Photo courtesy Karen Pickering

I’m very excited to bring you this new section. It’s all about our life with horses. Whether you board your horse or live on a 100-acre ranch, we all have one thing in common – we love horses and the lifestyle that surrounds them. As a little girl all I could think about was horses and I never outgrew that passion!

We will be bringing you some new content, new ideas, and all things related to the life we live with horses. Send in your suggestions and ideas. This is all for you – our readers and advertisers!

Happy New Year!

Karen Pickering

 

Originally Published January 2017 Issue

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Equestrian Lifestyle
Karen Pickering
@NWHorseSource

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 16,500 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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