Written by Lyle Ahrens, Posted: Fri, March 21 2014 at 4:09 PM, Updated: Fri, March 21 2014 at 5:22 PM
Klamath Falls, Ore. -- Our horse of the month for March is a friendly girl that likes to stay busy.
Meet 'Lacey' - a really sweet mare who's about 7 years old.
"She came to us from a rescue." Notes Dawn Keen, Klamath Large Animal Shelter Barn Manager. "Financial needs, rancher - they couldn't support, they couldn't take care of her."
Shelter volunteer Donna Miller adds that Lacey is very friendly and easy-going...
"She let me brush her, and get real close to her face - even let me kiss her on the nose - so she's pretty friendly."
Keen says that Lacey would be a great horse for an intermediate to experienced rider, and might even help out around the ranch...
"She needs to work. She loves to work. She loves the cows - she loves to get them going."
If you've got the space...and a place in your heart for Lacey, you can ride to: www.klamathlargeanimals.org for more information.
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.