Karen Bohna

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A Bit About Me and my Horse(s)
Karen is a devoted rider and instructor. She has riden for 22 years and has been coaching for 6 years. Certified by Equine Canada, karen has devoted her time to making an excellent interactive beginner program for both youth and adults. Her back ground as a chemistry teacher has allowed her to creatively design fun interactive activites both mounted and unmounted. Karen's mission statement is to promote the "good" side of the horse industry, buy turning horse lovers into educated horse owners, one hoof print at a time! Karen teaches at several barns in the okanagan area and has a wonderful string of 12 fun safe school horses in all shapes and sizes. Karen offers summer camps, sleep outs, rider development program and horse club saturdays! She has access to a large indoor arena at Mission Creek Ranch, where she runs her kelowna ringing academy and horseclub! Come join the fun any day of the week, just be ready to find the magic in every horse. Book your ride at kelownaridingacademy@hotmail.com or phone 250-448-1181
Do you have any pets?
I have one black lab, who loves to tag along and a crazy dilute calico kitten.

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Fun games for kids?

We are always looking for new and inovated ways to keep kids and adults interacting with horses on all levels. What ways have you used that works? Remember, our goal is to promote the "good" side of the horse industry, by building horse lovers into horse owners one hoof print at a time!

Posted on January 10, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Helping Riders Over Come Thier First Major Fall

At some point all beginner riders have thier first fall. The fear of that fall can inhibit the riders growth for months or years to come. What are somethings that you found works to over come this fear.

I know that it takes ten falls to becoime a rider, as it takes 10 falls to psychologically able to get over it with ease. But I believe we can make this less if we provide the coping tools to young riders.

A few things that I found that work:

1) If the rider is…


Posted on November 10, 2008 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

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At 11:12pm on May 2, 2009, Lexi said…
I don't know if you go on Barnmice any more but if you do....................

Hello!!! I was wondering if I could come up to you place sometime and use your jumps. I am planning to enter some shows with Nazelli, but I have noreal jumps. I really want to gat her used to real jumps before I enter a show or go to another place to have I lesson with a real jumping coach in Lake Country. Just wondering!!

PS- do you know a guy with key so that I can go up and across and not have to go through the orchards and through other peoples properdy??
At 11:06pm on May 2, 2009, Lexi said…
At 9:20pm on March 21, 2009, Lexi said…
I a,m going there now(6:20) and will be there about until 7. See you?
At 5:59pm on March 17, 2009, Lexi said…
I will be at the stable today at 3:00ish on...See you there I hope.
At 1:34pm on March 16, 2009, Lexi said…
I think you teach my friends sister...last name Bleutz.......?
At 6:59pm on March 4, 2009, Lexi said…
Me too!! I am sick of the cold!!!!!( I also saw a robin today!!Yah!!) I will be at the stable soon, maybe 4:00 to 5:00ish(5:30)(i don't know!!hehe) hope to see you!!
At 8:28pm on March 3, 2009, Lexi said…
A question?? Are your horses shedding yet?? Mine are!! I think spring is coming!!!!!!!!!!!!Do you??
At 5:15pm on March 1, 2009, Lexi said…
I will be there today sometime. Maybe about 3:00ish!?
At 7:36pm on February 28, 2009, Brandi Gray said…
Are you going to be at the barn tomorrow? (sunday)
At 12:17pm on February 28, 2009, Lexi said…
I will be there at 11:00am today. Hope to see you!?

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