Written by Lyle Ahrens, Posted: Mon, June 3 2013 at 4:30 PM, Updated: Mon, June 3 2013 at 4:38 PM
Our horse of the month for June is a beautiful black mare...
Meet "Chance', a young lady who's waiting for adoption at the Klamath Large Animal Shelter on Miller Island Road.
"She doesn't have any bad habits." Notes caregiver Dawn Keen. "Was never beaten or abused, she came in with her mother."
"Chance is about 2 1/2 years old." Adds volunteer Donna Miller. "She's very smart - she learns quickly."
Keen says that potential adoptive families will be screened carefully...
"Mainly the property that they're in - it is horse property. Financial means for her, vet care - and all that needs to be very important with her."
Miller notes that attention is a factor, too...
"You have to be willing to spend some time with her, at least every day."
Chance isn't saddle broke yet. But she's friendly, and might be a good 4-H horse.
"She's a pretty easy going gal." Adds Keen.
You can learn more online at: www.klamathlargeanimals.org
KOTI-TV NBC2 reporter Lyle Ahrens moved from Nebraska to Klamath Falls in the late 1970's. He instantly fell in love with the mountains, the trees and the rivers, and never once regretted the move.
Lyle's job history is quite colorful. He’s managed a pizza parlor; he’s been a bartender, and a “kiwifruit grader” at an organic orchard in New Zealand. A Klamath Falls radio station hired Lyle in the mid 90's as a news writer and commercial producer. In 2004, Lyle joined the KOTI/KOBI news operation.
Lyle notes with pride that he has a big responsibility presenting the Klamath Basin to a wide and varied audience. "The on-going water crisis has underscored the fact that the people and the issues in the Klamath Basin are every bit as diverse as the terrain. Winning and keeping the trust of the viewers, as well as the newsmakers, is something I strive for with each story".
When he's not busy reporting the news, Lyle enjoys astronomy, playing guitar, fixing old radios and listening to anything by Sheryl Crow.