Kelly and Dan Munro, owners of Grateful Pine Farm, a recently purchased a 17-acre commercial horse property in Snohomish, WA. | Photo: Jessica Paige

Kelly and Dan Munro, owners of Grateful Pine Farm, purchased a 17-acre commercial horse property in Snohomish, Washington, this past spring. Recently, I interviewed Kelly Munro to get to know a little more about her and her approach to managing horse land and her new commercial horse boarding/training facility. Munro’s new property will be featuring some innovative and exciting new management techniques that I want to highlight and share with a larger audience.

Q: What’s your background with horses, and what kind of riding you do?

Munro: I’ve been riding for 20+ years and have been a horse and farm owner and worked at numerous equestrian facilities during that time. I’m a dressage rider, trail rider, and I also breed and train Norwegian Fjord horses. My philosophy is to build flexibility, strength, and confidence in the horse through gentle, varied exercises and clear, correct riding, so they can happily pursue any activity in partnership with their rider.

Q: When did you move to this property and how did you come up with the name, Grateful Pine Farm?

Munro: We