Horse Of The Month

, Written by Lyle Ahrens, Posted: Mon, November 4 2013 at 4:36 PM, Updated: Mon, November 4 2013 at 5:36 PM

Dogs and cats aren't the only shelter animals looking for new homes...

Our horse of the month is 'Sweetie', a young lady who lives up to her name.

"She's calm and easy."  Notes Dawn Keen of the Klamath Humane Society's Large Animal Division.  "She's four years old.  We did ground work on her.  She loads trailers, clips, she stands great for the farrier."

Sweetie came to the Klamath Large Animal Division about two years ago as part of a herd of several other horses.

Keen says Sweetie could be an ideal 4-H horse...

"I think she'd be great for kids.  She's very easy-going, there's no mean bone in her body.  She's never kicked, or striked."

You can find out more about Sweetie, and some of her friends at:  www.klamathlargeanimals.org 

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About the Author

Lyle Ahrens

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.

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