Local Spotlight: Kari Ketchledge
The chronicles of local horse trainer Kari Ketchledge, spans most every breed, location and discipline you may have ever pondered about. In 34 years as a professional horse trainer, she has won 50 mile endurance races, trained teams of draft horses to drive, started hundreds of sport horses, trained polo ponies and jumpers, and studied […]
Rider Confidence – Can I really do this?
May your choices reflect your hopes and not your fears. – Nelson Mandela Horse goals for each of us can vary greatly. For some it may be to just get on and feel safe, to trail ride around the block, to rope a calf, to correctly complete a barrel pattern, to remember the drill team […]
Be In The Arena
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who […]
Coming Together, Tootie Boudreau and Zoe
In 2010, Littleton/Conifer local Tootie Boudreau heard of a mare in one of the many barns of a wealthy Manhattan man, who was about to be put down. She had been abused by an outside trainer hired to start her. Once the farm owner found out, the trainer was fired, but the damage to Zoe […]