Those of you that raise and breed livestock as either a hobby or as part of your livelihood know that it is not an easy task. I’ve raised and bred rabbits and goats in the past, but this year I took on the challenge of breeding horses. This spring after surviving my first foaling season, [...]Read More
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 also is required to write a weekly blog and oversee the “Horse Sense” section of the paper.
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 raised pygmy goats for several years, and although they no longer own or breed goats they have several friends that still do so they manage to still stay fairly active in that portion of the livestock industry.
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.
Although I have been to casinos in Las Vegas, my only previous experience with live horse racing had been at county fairs. I had also never attended Thoroughbred racing before. In April 2013, ThistleDown reopened as a Racino near Cleveland. Early in the month, the casino opened. Racing started again at the facility on April [...]Read More
The nights have been nearly sleepless at my home for the last few weeks. Ever since I lost my first foal of the year, I have been on high alert in expectation of the second foal. I have spent all my nights in recent memory fighting to stay awake as I tossed and turned and [...]Read More
By Kim Lemmon Make sure you read the Horse Sense section in the May issue of Ohio’s Country Journal. It provides the details of what started my road to insanity — well at least the details about my most recent visit there. The short version of the story is that one of my miniature mares [...]Read More
By Kim Lemmon Every Ohioan has to be thrilled to see the grass start to turn green and to feel the warm breezes that have started to creep back into Ohio after another long winter. For me, no matter the weather, it doesn’t really feel like spring until I see some Amish farmers hitch up [...]Read More
By Kim Lemmon Equine Affaire is holding its 20th show this year in Ohio April 11-14, 2013. I can remember attending one of the shows held during the early years in Dayton, Ohio, and marveling at the varying breeds of horses and disciplines of horsemanship that were showcased at the event. “It’s hard to believe [...]Read More
By Kim Lemmon Regular readers of my blog already realize that I’m a little crazy and also slightly superstitious. These readers also realize that my superstitions and fears both real and imagined become the most powerful each morning at the precise moment that I walk into my dark barn to feed the horses. My fears [...]Read More
By Kim Lemmon A friend of mine recently offered to let me watch some of her goats give birth. So, in early-March, I was on “goat call” awaiting some of her Pygmy goats to start giving birth. One evening, she informed me that a goat was in labor so I hurried over with my camera [...]Read More
By Kim Lemmon I’m a huge college basketball fan. In particular, I love Ohio State’s men’s basketball team. I try to watch most of their games on TV, and I usually attend one game a year. For me, the most exciting time of the basketball season is tournament time. I’m always one of the first [...]Read More
By Kim Lemmon Besides in a movie, I’ve never watched knights compete in a joust, and I never thought I would. Actually, I never expected to spend anytime around folks in armor period, but last Saturday I spent an afternoon watching as knights and their horses performed in Ohio. A friend invited me to attend [...]Read More