After I wrote a blog called “Shirtless: Calf pulling the Dr. Pol way” in January of 2013, it became apparent pretty quickly that not everyone is a fan of Dr. Pol. I, however, still love the show and now more than ever I have reasons to continue watching — two to be exact. Although Dr. [...]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.
When I travel through Amish communities in Ohio, I often see goats tied along the road. The goats are tied in areas that would be difficult to mow and would require the use of a weed eater. The goats always seem content, and I’m sure somewhere at each farm with a goat tied and working [...]Read More
Throughout the horse community, many horse owners categorize folks who buy and sell several horses a year as “horse traders.” The term is always used in a derogatory and negative way. Often, news travels fast and gossip out-weighs facts and a person can be categorized as a horse trader pretty easily. Due to the negative [...]Read More
Lately, I’ve been out of the office more than normal to collect information for upcoming Ohio’s Country Journal articles. Invariably, my hosts and I get somewhat off the topic of the upcoming article for which I’m supposed to collect information, but I always learn all kinds of things no matter the topic. Recently, I was [...]Read More
I was recently searching the Internet for horse-related story ideas when I stumbled upon the Malabar Farm website. My search brought me to the site because of their draft horse events. I was reading about their Spring Plowing Days when I noticed that the next item on their calendar was a Night Haunt. I started [...]Read More
Most of you probably have the luxury (depending on how you look at it) of making your own hay. Making hay is terribly hard work, but if you have the equipment and hay fields from which to make it, you should consider yourself pretty lucky. I’m one of the many horse and livestock owners that [...]Read More
I have to admit it. I’m one of the millions that got pulled into watching “Mermaids: The Body Found” and “Mermaids: The New Evidence” this weekend. The first film was released a year ago and it has taken me an entire year to watch it. Every time the showed aired and I saw the fin-like [...]Read More
I would venture to guess that most folks outside of the draft horse community tend to believe that plowing with horses is a job performed only by Amish farmers these days. Despite the general trend during the past 50 or 60 years toward tractors and machinery, there are still folks who use their horses to [...]Read More
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
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