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!

I Quid You Not

April 1st, 2020|Categories: Advice, Features, Health & Medical, Science & History|Tags: |

Today maybe April Fools Day but this post is about a condition that is no laughing matter. I first encountered quidding when my horses became senior citizens. I began to noticing wads of twisted hay strewn about the pasture. What in the world? Were these wads the handiwork of some crazy bird or perhaps the mysterious [...]

Crowds See Horse Thief Raced Down

March 11th, 2020|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management|Tags: , , , |

Broadway the Scene and Eleven at Night the Hour. MAD CHASE FOR BLOCKS. The Horse’s Owner Arrived and the Thief Whipped Up the Stolen Bay. March 11, 1899, New York, NY (USA): Joseph Kaiser, a horse dealer, of No. 25 Lexington avenue, lost his fast bay horse and his pneumatic-tired runabout for four hours last [...]

Tips to Care for Your Tall Boots

March 10th, 2020|Categories: Features, Tips|Tags: , |

WARHorses who ride english likely have a pair of tall boots. They’re great for lessons and necessary for showing. Finding a pair that fits properly can take time and tall boots are a bit of an investment. Once you have a pair, you’ll want to make them last as long as possible. Do you know how [...]

WARHorses Quiz I Knew That #2

March 5th, 2020|Categories: Features|Tags: |

Our first "I Knew That" quiz was such a hit, we've created another. Take the quiz and test your general knowledge about horses. Good luck! 10 Questions: Correct Answer = 10 Points Various Types of Questions Difficulty Ranking – Moderately Difficult 1 Minute to Complete Tap the button below to take the quiz and get [...]

Two Horses Buried in Manure Recovering Slowly

March 4th, 2020|Categories: Health & Medical, Horses, News|Tags: , |

March 4, 2020, Massachusetts (USA): It took nearly two hours to dig two neglected horses out of stalls filled with manure. On February 5, the Massachusetts Society for the prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Angell Animal Medical Center (MSPCA - Angell) authorities responded to an alert about two neglected horses received from a local animal [...]

February 2020 Caption Contest

March 2nd, 2020|Categories: Caption Contest, Contests, Survey|Tags: |

Congratulations Caption Contest Winner Mary Robinson Mary won a Proud to be a WARHorse Tshirt!

WARHorses Book Review – “Bound in Flame”

February 27th, 2020|Categories: Features, Opinion, Product Reviews, Products|Tags: , |

Sent to boarding school to temper her impetuous actions, Letty returns home to Hawaii with a big splash. Leticia Lili’uokalani Lang, Letty, is a young woman driven by her passion - an unwavering concern for the welfare of animals. She becomes immediately relatable, a strong woman imbued with a genuine concern and respect for life. As [...]

January 2020 Caption Contest

February 18th, 2020|Categories: Caption Contest|Tags: , |

Congratulations Caption Contest Winner Donna Osborne Donna won an autographed copy of trainer Jec Aristotle Ballou's book, "55 Corrective Exercises for Horses"

WARHorses TIP: Loyalty Cards for Feed

February 18th, 2020|Categories: Advice, Features, Management, Series, Tips|Tags: , , |

Today’s #WARHorses TIP is one that hits home for many of us - buying feed. Baby’s gotta eat but that weekly trip to the feed store can put a pinch in your pocket book. Wouldn’t it be great to save a few dollars? Feed stores and manufacturers occasionally offer loyalty discounts; i.e., buy 4 get 1 [...]

Very Remarkable Horse Surgery

February 16th, 2020|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management|Tags: , , , , , |

Artificial Breathing for Racehorses by Means of Tracheotomy. Silver Tubes Inserted in Their Throats as Skillfully as in a Human Being. GLASS EYES AND FALSE TAILS. Successful Operations Nowadays Which Make Sick or Broken Down Animals Almost as Good as New. February 16, 1896, New York, NY (USA): There is no corner of medicine or [...]