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LATEST WARHorses FEATURE

You’re Fired! UK’s First Guide Horse Loses Job

Digby, an American Miniature horse, is Britain’s first recognized guide horse (WARHorses has written about Digby before). Trained by Katy Smith, 58, KL Pony Therapy, he was placed with BBC journalist Mohammed Salin Patel last year. All was going well until Digby experienced an unexpected growth spurt. He became too [...]

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WARHorses INTERVIEWS

WARHorses’ Interview with Becky Desmond a Lifelong Equestrian with a Competitive Drive

Becky Desmond, 70, and husband, Jim, a Vietnam vet and career Army man, have a shared love of horses and [...]

WARHorses’ Interview with endurance rider Joyce Sousa and LV Integrity

He was tied alongside a trailer at an endurance ride, offered for sale. Covered with sweat, he frantically paced back [...]

WARHorses’ Interview – Milanne Rehor’s Determination to Return the Extinct Abaco Island Horse

Milanne Rehor, 73, has devoted her life’s work toward the return the recently extinct Abaco Island Horse to the island, [...]

WARHorses’ Interview – The Oldest Horse to Finish Tevis

Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman--everyone loves a super hero. They possess extraordinary traits, aspire to do good, apply their strengths [...]

WARHorses ADVICE

WARHorses Easy Guide to Choosing the Right Colors for You and Your Horse

"I told you to get me a Hunter Green blanket!" When your horse disapproves of your color [...]

WARHorses Guide to Adopting a Wild Horse or Burro

The US government has approved a $1.3 trillion spending bill that will allow the government operational funds through September. The [...]

Horse Treats 101 – Good Choices for Your Good Horse

This past Sunday I worked in the yard. I mowed, weeded, transplanted bee balm, cleaned the barn, scoured the water [...]

Advice for WARHorses Interested in Buying a Horse

Alice MacGillivray, PhD, is author of “Riding Horseback in Purple” written for “women of age” who maybe considering horse ownership [...]

WARHorses NEWS

75 Year Old Rider Saves the Day

A 75-year-old course clerk (outrider) caught runaway mare, Lady Belle, after she dumped her jockey and took off down the [...]

Bronze Horses Befit Bush’s Presidential Library

This exquisite equestrian monument greets visitors at the entrance of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

Vote Now for This Year’s Secretariat Vox Populi Winner

The Secretariat Vox Populi award, established in 2010 by Penny Chenery (Secretariat’s owner), recognizes the racehorse whose accomplishments have captivated [...]

WARHorses for FUN

  • Dear Appy WARHorses

Trying to Catch a Few Z’s

Dear Appy, Is there something wrong with laying down to take a nap? Several times a day, I stretch out [...]

Christmas Woes Improved When Horse Won’t Whoa

Man of Millions Knelt in Snow Charles R. Flint Griefstricken at a Poor Pedler’s Mishap. His Runaway Sleigh Horse Knocked [...]

Meow! Society Column Slays the 1896 National Horse Show

A bit of context first. The "Horse Show" refers to the National Horse Show founded in 1883 by a group [...]

TRUE or FALSE

Scientists have recently determined the route of Hannibal’s crossing of the Alps in 218 based on recently discovered skeletal remains.

FALSE

Scientists have determined the mountainous crossing guided not by bone remnants but rather manure.

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