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Blog: Kim Lemmon

Kim Lemmon has been a member of the Ohio’s Country Journal staff since 1999. She is currently the manager editor. This position requires her to position the advertisements and articles in each issue. She is also required to write a weekly blog and schedule advertisements on the website.

Kim graduated from The Ohio State University in 1999 with a major in Agricultural Communications and a minor in Equine Science. Kim and her husband, Mark, reside in Morrow County.

The Lemmons currently own a Percheron mare and several mini horses. They also breed and raise a few pygmy goats each year.

Kim has owned horses since she was a child and has been involved in many aspects of the horse industry since that time. From 2002 until 2010, Kim operated her own riding lesson program that included coaching 4-H members, adults and a college equestrian program. She is also a former 4-H horse judge.

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2014 World Percheron Congress is quickly approaching

The 2014 World Percheron Congress will be held Oct. 6-11, 2014, in West Springfield, Massachusetts, at the Eastern States Exposition Fairgrounds. Don’t let the host state fool you, Ohioans are sure to play a large part in the event. Not only is the office for the Percheron Horse Association of American located in Ohio, but [...]

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Unusual surprise found in sawdust pile

I have sawdust delivered to my barn in bulk about once a year or so. The driver just backs the truck into my barn and unloads it, and my husband uses our tractor to pile the delivered sawdust into a corner. Last week, I had just put some clean sawdust into a stall when I [...]

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Be specific with wishes, God has a sense of humor

I have a very vivid imagination, so I spend a good deal of time day dreaming about goals I have set and imagining them coming to fruition. I keep most of my goals to myself, but one goal that I have shared with close friends and family is my desire to one-day ride on the [...]

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Indiana State Fair to host three national draft horse shows

It isn’t news to followers of draft horse shows that Ohio as well as Indiana play a large role in hosting and providing exhibitors for some of the countries’ largest draft horse shows.   The Ohio State Fair hosted a North American Six-Horse Classic Series show and offered many opportunities for draft horse exhibitors to [...]

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They don't match, they aren't the same size, and they aren't the same sex but they might just make a great team.

Hitching mini horses: Determination is the key

If you have been reading my blogs, then you know that my pursuit of finding an additional team of miniature horses hasn’t been going too well. I wanted another really well-trained team so that my husband, Mark,  and I could each drive a team at the fair and so that I could hopefully eventually learn [...]

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John was sentenced to two weeks sporting half of a body clipping job for bad behavior.

Inventing a new miniature horse haircut

I body clip most of my miniature horses in late spring or early summer every year because they don’t tend to shed their winter hair very well. Most of them are easy to clip as them seem to enjoy the removal of their winter hair. It probably also helps that Ohio is usually experiencing consistent, [...]

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Chris Hammersmith and Chuck waited patiently for the next class he participated in at the Ohio State Fair.

Draft horse shows and pulls in Ohio

I have attempted to put together a list of 2014 county fair draft horse shows and pulls. This information was collected by visiting websites for each county fair. Spectators and exhibitors are strongly urged to contact any shows or pulls they plan to attend to verify the information listed below. If you plan to exhibit [...]

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Eagle Creek Percherons was one of seven Ohio 6-horse hitches competing in the show.

Ohio well represented at unofficial start of summer draft horse show season

The Centreville Classic Draft Horse and Pony Show in Michigan is often recognized as the unofficial start of summer draft horse shows. This year, the show drew 16 draft horse hitches from throughout the United States. Belgians, Percherons and Clydesdales competed during the two-day show held on June 21-22. This outdoor show held at the [...]

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This is a view I hope to see more often this summer since it seems like I have finally found a couple of trustworthy mini horses that work for me.

At what point does determination become stupidity?

For the past four years, I’ve been working toward the possession of several quiet and experienced miniature driving horses so I can hook teams and larger hitches at home and at my fair. I have always dreamed of owning and showing a team of draft horses, but after owning my draft mare for a short [...]

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The ground was uneven under this section of fencing so I used cinder blocks to keep goats from going under it and broken off plastic posts were tied to it to so electric wire could be added to keep goats off of the fence.

Hillbilly fencing

It would be wonderful if every livestock owner had the pleasure of owning permanent, high quality fencing for his or her animals, but often that is not the case. It seems like it takes years to save up the money and have the time to install nice looking, yet functional, livestock fencing at home. Even [...]

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