About Melanie

I am the founder of WARHorses. If you met me when I was very young, you would have found me crawling on the floor on my hands and knees, whinnying and prancing, pretending to be a horse. I begged for a horse but my parents held firm convinced that I would forget horses as soon as I was old enough to drive, work and date. That didn’t happen. After college, the first thing I bought was a Ford Mustang. The second thing was an Arabian filly. The Mustang is long gone, but 31 years later, that Arabian filly, um mare, is still eating grass in my pasture. Surely a horse must be my spirit animal. My heart melts every time one of my horses looks directly in my eye making that timeless, non-verbal conversation with silly human me. I am convinced that horses run through my veins racing alongside red and white blood cells. I wonder how many of you feel exactly the same way? Welcome to WARHorses!

4 Easy Ways to Save BIG BUCKS This Weekend

November 29th, 2019|Categories: Features, Products|Tags: |

Any opportunity to save money provides us with a little more cash-ola for our “horse fund”. This weekend, WARHorses wants to help you save for that important fund. We’ve compiled a list of the best online shopping deals offered from our advertising partners. For the next few days, you can save on products you love [...]

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

November 12th, 2019|Categories: Features, Interviews, People|Tags: , , , |

As young, horse loving girls we dream of the day we have a horse of our own. But our dreams don’t stop there. They evolve to galloping through a field of tall grass under a starry sky, splashing through the ocean surf, perhaps even riding across the country alone. They’re only dreams, right? Not for one [...]

Endangered Ass Born at St. Louis Zoo

September 4th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

July 30, 2019, St. Louis, MO (USA): Staff at the St. Louis Zoo recently announced the birth of Tobias, a Somali wild ass born July 30. The critically endangered species are a member of the horse family, seven at the St. Louis Zoo including his mother, Tukia and father Hirizi. Tukia came from the San Diego [...]

WARHorses Quiz “I Knew That – Basics”

August 20th, 2019|Categories: Features|Tags: |

There is so much to learn about horses, a life time's worth of learning, something new every day. We WARHorses (Women of Age) have been around a while, we've learned quite a bit about the horses we love - right? Let's find out! We invite you to take our "I Knew That - Basics Quiz". [...]

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Molly

August 16th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

August 7, 2019 Calgary, Alberta (CAN): The 50th Annual Pioneer Acres Show did not disappoint featuring horses, carriages and heritage tools like a grain-grinder. But this year’s hands down hit wasn’t one of the main events, it was a mule named Molly. This was the fourth year Molly and her owner Joe Jeffray attended the show, [...]

Injured Donkey Stranded On Island for Years

August 7th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

August 5, 2019, Mariposa County, California (USA): An injured wild donkey has been stranded on a small island on Lake McClure for nearly three years. A concerned group of volunteers recently organized her rescue when the California Department of Fish and Wildlife stepped in and shut it down to allow it time to interpret the law. [...]

Mule Wanders into Airport Terminal

August 6th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

July 24, 2019 Tel Aviv, Israel: Miniature horses at the airport are an unusual sighting, some working as therapy horses to help stressed travelers, many airlines allow miniature horses to fly as service animals. But this recent airport equus seemed intent on traveling solo. A mule recently wandered into Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Airport mingling in the [...]

Can’t Stand the Mount?

July 31st, 2019|Categories: Dear Appy, Fun, Management, Series|Tags: |

Dear Appy, My person takes so long to mount it’s hard standing still. Especially when she puts her foot in the stirrup I rock back or take a step back. She won’t mount when I do that. I’m not against her riding. Why do I do that and how can she teach me with positive reinforcement [...]

Man Blames Horse for Break In

July 31st, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

July 23, 2019, Pasco County, Florida (USA): A Florida man accompanied by a horse was arrested for breaking into a home. He blamed the horse. The 52-year-old man rode the bay mare named Angel to a home under renovation. Unbeknownst to the intruder, the property was wired with video surveillance which showed him walking around the [...]

Police Horse Punched During Brawl

July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

July 20, 2019 Turlock, California (USA): A sheriff’s horse was punched and four police officers injured during an altercation at the Stanislaus County Fair over the weekend. According to officials, a fight broke out after one of the beer booths closed 45 minutes early. The mounted patrol quickly moved in to surround the group and create [...]