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!

Small Town Celebrates 100-Year-Old Horse (statue)

March 21st, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

Written by Melanie Eberhardt "Uncle Sam" from Toledo, Ohio I possess a level of nostalgia for those kitschy statues of the 1990’s, those funny figures strategically placed in front of a business to attract attention. I always knew we were near grandma’s house when we passed Uncle Sam – a disproportionately thin red, white [...]

Born Deaf and Blind, Tough Sunday Wins His First Stakes Race

March 21st, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , , |

Newborn Tough Sunday struggles to survive. Photo Credit: Tough Sunday FB Tough Sunday never had it easy, not from day one. He was born with “dumb foal syndrome”, deprived of oxygen during birth, he was born blind and deaf.  His first week of life was spent at the veterinary hospital. Tough Sunday showed [...]

My Friend Fennel

March 21st, 2018|Categories: Features, Women Health Wellness|Tags: , , , |

For a long time I wanted to buy fresh fennel at the store because it looked so nice and smelled so good. But heck, I didn’t know what to do with it. Then one day awhile back I was gazing dumbly at a beautiful, haphazard fennel pile at the farmer’s market and my mouth started watering [...]

Runaway Horse Has a Really, Really Bad Day

March 21st, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , , |

Fell 60 Feet but Not Perished The Tin Bridge built in the 1860's over the Blackstone River. Photo Credit: W. Caswell, Jr. NEW HAVEN, CT, MAR: Patrick Frahar hired a horse in South Manchester Sunday. It ran away at the railroad crossing at Buckland, and two hours later was found, together with sleigh, stuck [...]

Elephants Find Comfort From Horse Product

March 20th, 2018|Categories: Features, Management, Products|Tags: , |

Gajraj, spent 70 years as a temple elephant before coming to Wildlife SOS (India) a rescue for India’s working animals. For decades, he walked on hot, unnatural surfaces that gradually led to compromised footpads worn thin, pink and painful. The rescue needed a solution to help Gajraj and many of their other rescued Asian elephants.  Veterinarians [...]

Weather’s Whimsy Reminds Us of Horses

March 20th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

Residents of the east coast of the US are preparing for another blast of winter - the fourth blizzard in March. Snow, ice, flooding, power outages are causing misery of millions. The weather has however bestowed a subtle gift, providing an unexpected glimpse into our past. On Orleans Beach, Massachusetts, last week's 35-foot waves and high [...]

Ride the Retro Wave – My Little Pony is Back

March 16th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

They trotted into our lives in 1983 and now they’re back. My Little Pony, the ultimate diminutive pony collectible, returns to celebrate its 35th anniversary. If you missed the pony craze the first time around, here’s your chance to jump on. Toymaker, Basic Fun, has recreated the six original ponies; Minty, Butterscotch, Blossom, Snuzzle, Cotton Candy [...]

Walking Ground Poles

March 14th, 2018|Categories: Features, Training|Tags: , , , |

Modern science explains something the old school masters already knew For years, they sat on one end of our indoor arena—five ground poles anchored by concrete blocks. With unwavering consistency, we worked our horses over them once a week, either ground driving or riding. But it was not until the winter when my mom and [...]

The Queen’s Astonishing Race Winnings

March 14th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

Many families cherish tradition, passing along great grandma’s wedding china or the helmet worn by great, great granddaddy during WW1. If you happen to be a British Royal, you may well be genetically engineered to behold tradition, particularly regarding a passion for good horses. Photo courtesy: Camera Press/Godfrey Argent Queen Anne enjoyed horse racing [...]

Metro Meteor the Acclaimed Painting Horse Retires

March 9th, 2018|Categories: Features, Training|Tags: , , |

Metro Meteor was a fierce competitor at the track winning 8 turf sprints and earning $300,000. After 3 years racing and 2 knee surgeries, Metro was no longer competitive and retired. Ron and Wendy Krajewski, who owned a percentage of Metro, decided to adopt him for themselves. They would give him a safe, forever home and [...]