WARHorses Remarkable Equestrians

One Woman’s Drive to Help America’s Hungry Children

As young, horse loving girls we dream of the day we have a horse of our own. But our dreams [...]

Woman Runs And Jumps Like A Horse

"In My Opinion..." by Melanie Eberhardt My mother tells a story about my "odd behavior" as a child. She actually [...]

Tim Conway Wanted To Be A Jockey

He grew up in suburban Cleveland, Ohio (USA) with ambitions to become a jockey. He was the right stature, short [...]

Remembering Doris Day

Legendary actress and singer, Doris Day, passed away Monday at 97. We grew up watching her movies “Pillow Talk” and [...]

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 [...]

Why I’m So Thankful for This Ugly, Old Sweatshirt

By Melanie Eberhardt I still don’t know why she gave me this sweatshirt. I’d seen her wear it a number [...]

This WARHorses’ Childhood Dream Comes True

From the time she was 11, Angela Wood dreamed of riding a horse across America. Over the next few decades, [...]

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, [...]

Happy Campers Improve Their Eventing Skills

Written by Martha A. Woodham Tropical Storm Alberto arrived in Aiken, SC, about the same time the 20 participants in [...]

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 [...]

Proof That Age Is Just A Number – 66yo Rides the Mongol Derby, Part Four

This is the final installment of Julia Fisher’s 2017 ride in the Mongol Derby. If you missed the previous [...]

Proof That Age Is Just A Number – 66yo Rides the Mongol Derby, Part Three

Welcome to Part 3 of Julia Fisher’s 2017 Mongol Derby race adventure, a 4 part series Julia has penned [...]

Proof That Age Is Just A Number – 66yo Rides the Mongol Derby, Part Two

Welcome to Part Two of Julia Fisher’s 2017 ride in the Mongol Derby. If you missed Part One, you’ll [...]

Proof That Age Is Just A Number – 66yo Rides the Mongol Derby, Part One

We WARHorses know that our age is just a number and not a milestone that determines our ability to [...]

WARHorses’ Interview with Jane Heart Jewelry

She did not intend to start a business, she simply couldn’t find a horse head belt buckle she liked, [...]

Little America: Big Impact

There’s no denying that WARHorses love their horses, mules and donkeys.  Some of us grew up with horses then stepped [...]

She is Determined to Bring These Horses Back from the Dead

WARHorses recently posted about the Abaco Island Horse a breed that became extinct in 2015. We introduced Milanne Rehor, President [...]

Horses are No Fan of This Actor

Actor, Cloris Leachman turns 92 on April 30. Leachman grew up in the Midwest (Des Moines, Iowa) but was never [...]

“The Fillies” of Nova Scotia – Horse Lovers, Trail Riders and Lifelong Friends

There is a group of women in Nova Scotia, Canada who regularly ride together. That’s not so unusual. Many of [...]

Retired Doctor Gets a Surprise “Horse Call”

Dr. John B. Martin, Jr., is a retired country doctor from South Carolina. He grew up on the family’s cattle [...]

83 Years Old and She’s Still Mustering Cattle

BackRoads is an Australian television program hosted by Heather Ewart. The show travels Australia’s backroads visiting remote areas and sharing [...]

One of America’s Greatest Olympians Ran Against Horses to Earn a Living

In 1935, at the age of 22, he set three world records and tied a fourth in less than an [...]

The Beatles Many Encounters with Horses

From Central Park to Aintree Racetree to Missouri’s Ozarks, the Beatles often found themselves in the company of horses giving [...]

The Southeastern Schooling Show Championship: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

By Martha A. Woodham According to organizer Penny Morse, the inaugural Southeastern Schooling Show Championship at Georgia’s Bouckaert Farm in [...]

Crazy Horse’s Last Battle – January 8, 1877

We WARHorses are a tough bunch, we love our horses and demand time to spend with them. Crazy Horse was [...]

Trail Riding Duo Captivates Internet

Louis and Comet enjoy spending time together, in fact they’re practically inseparable. Owner, Emma Massingale, a professional horse trainer, said [...]

Prince Charles Shares Emotional Memory

Prince Harry’s engagement to Megham Markle has been headline news throughout the day. How is Harry already 33 years old? [...]

The Last Horse to Die Offers Life for Others

Most of us have lost a horse. The circumstances vary but the result is the same, our precious horse is [...]

Hands Down the Toughest Frontier WARHorse That Ever Was – Stagecoach Mary

I must admit that once in a while I indulge in a pity party for myself. Oh my god, I [...]

The King of Rock n’ Roll Loved Horses

Elvis Presley was born January 8, 1935 and died on August 16, 1977. The King’s cultural legacy lives on through [...]

Women of Age Racing in the Mongolian Derby

Its time again for the Mongolian Derby – the world’s longest horse race. This year 36 competitors, 12 men, 24 [...]

The True Story Behind This Viral Video

You’ve have probably seen the video; millions have around the world. It became a viral sensation circling the globe but [...]

John Wayne – Hollywood’s Greatest Cowboy

Born May 26, 1907, Marion Robert Morrison would grow up to become one of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars,  John Wayne. [...]

Mittie Dailey Rides Again at 104 Years Old

Mark Twain said, “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. Such [...]

Rodeo Whirlwind – Emma “Pee Wee” Burge

Emma “Pee Wee” Burge Ott was born in 1919 in Giswil, Switzerland. At the age of 9 her family immigrated [...]

The Derby’s First Female Jockey – Diane Crump

Someone was going to be the first, the first woman jockey. In 1964, a petite 16-year-old dynamo received her license [...]

WARHorse Spotlight – Duo Dedicated to Community Service

WARHorse Bobbie Logan Sale is a resident of sunny California, more precisely the megalopolis, Los Angeles. LA does not have [...]

WARHorse Spotlight – Taking Aim at a New Equestrian Challenge

A WARHorse is never “too old” to take up new interests! We’re not suggesting bungee jumping or street luge, that’s [...]

She Traveled a Hard Road to the Top of the Hill

When you love what you do, you find a way to make it work, such is the case for Nicole [...]

She Made a Big Splash in Atlantic City

She was born in Waycross, Georgia in 1904, one of six kids. When she was 20 her mother saw a [...]

Three WARHorses to Inspire Your Weekend Ride

Riding horses when you’re “of a certain age” can be a bit unnerving but we do it because we love [...]

Horse Power in the Motor City

Detroit, Michigan is known as the “Motor City” a moniker earned by the many automotive companies established there. The first [...]

Russia’s Horse Powered Holiday

There are many varieties of merry characters spreading good cheer around the world during the holidays. Once such holiday figure [...]

She Could Have Picked Any Horse, But She Chose This One

When her husband offered to buy her a horse, it might have sounded like a fairy tale come true for [...]

Trail Riding Hobby

If you enjoy camping with your horse at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area (LBL) in western Kentucky and [...]

The First Cowgirl – Lucille Mulhall

She was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1885 to Colonel Zack and Agnes Mulhall. Four years later the family [...]

A Determined Woman’s Life in the Spotlight – Therese Renz

Written by Lorraine Jackson and reposted with permission from HorseNation.com Some photos are so captivating, they can instantly evoke a [...]

Meet Our WARHorse Century Club Inductee

Congratulations to Joanna Baker (76) and Maggie the horse (24) for making the USDF’s Century Club! The Century Club honors [...]

Grand Prix Gold Medalist Dunn It Her Way

Rita Dunn is a busy grandmother living in Tennessee.  Her horse, D Grande Finale stays at a friend’s barn but [...]

She Rode ‘Til the Cows Came Home

Guest Writer, Heather Beachum is a riding coach specializing in online programs to support women 40+ ride with relaxed confidence.  [...]

2400 Years Ago the First Woman Won an Olympic Event

The society of ancient Greece (800 to 146 BC) cultivated a demeaning role for women. Women were seen as objects [...]

Solving the Mystery of WARHorse’s “Mona Lisa”

The Louvre has the “Mona Lisa” the Da Vinci portrait famous for that enigmatic smile. Many of you have asked [...]

Woman Dedicates Life’s Work to Honor War Horses

After WW1 there were thousands of horses that survived military service for Britain. Quarantine restrictions prevented the horses from being [...]

She Didn’t Want to Sell Him but She Did

Have you ever done something then come to regret it? You had that gut feeling but reasoned yourself out of [...]

Tough Girl Just Wants to Have Fun Playing Polo

Sue Sal Hale wanted to play professional polo at a time when women were not accepted. Sue Sal found a [...]

The Hard Road to Hollywood – Alice Van

Alice Van (Alice Grace van der Veen) was a professional rider from the age of 16. She first performed at [...]

How Old is Too Old to Win the Kentucky Derby?

On May 3, 1986, 54-year-old Willie Shoemaker, aboard 18/1 shot Ferdinand, won the Kentucky Derby. Before he rode Ferdinand in [...]

Charley Parkhurst Was One Tough – Fella?

Being a whip (stagecoach driver) in the 1860’s was a harrowing occupation. Days were long, terrain difficult, passengers and horses [...]

Crazy Horse Lady or Saavy Business Woman?

It should come as no surprise that some horse people maybe considered a bit crazy. I prefer to describe us [...]

Meet the “Mad Max-ine” of Harness Racing

Kerryn Manning (39) from Australia is the Mad Max(ine) of harness racing! A trailblazer since winning her first race at [...]

“The Ride” of a Lifetime Opens Doors for Women

In 1974 Christine Windover learned the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were accepting applications from women for the first time. [...]

America’s Oldest Cowgirl

When Connie Reeves was inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in 2002, she didn’t think she was deserving. [...]

Brit Equestrian Holds Olympic Record

I can’t wait for the Rio Olympics to being! The Olympics are a terrific venue of sportsmanship and competition. I [...]

The Amazing Woman behind Israel’s Therapeutic Riding Program

British-born, Anita Shkedi is the pioneer of therapeutic horse riding in Israel. She is recognized internationally for developing riding programs [...]