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!

Sweet Foal Sweet Dreaming

April 24th, 2019|Categories: Contests, Haiku|Tags: , |

Just because you’re a horse, doesn’t mean you have nightmares. We’d like to introduce you to Felix the foal but shhhh, he’s napping. Like all foals Felix enjoys a good nap after a filling meal. His mother, Fling, nibbles grass nearby as Felix dreams. Perhaps he’s running across an open field, or leading a [...]

Montreal’s Pink Pony Mystery Solved

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

APRIL, 2019, Montreal, Canada: Early in the month, frantic Canadians scoured the Île Sainte-Hélèn, an island in Montreal, for a lost pony sporting a pink mane. Photos of the pony posted on Facebook sparked elaborate search efforts by officials, rescue groups and concerned neighbors. No one could imagine how or why the pony was wandering the [...]

Paintings & Drawings by Melanie Eberhardt

April 21st, 2019|Categories: Business Directory|Tags: , |

Stylized figurative paintings and drawings imagined by artist Melanie Eberhardt. Fine Art Illustration Commissions Public Art I paint. I draw. melanieeberhardt.com

Equestrian Photography by Phyllis Burchett

April 21st, 2019|Categories: Business Directory|Tags: |

Phyllis began photography in 2003 with a focus on nature, landscape and wildlife. She was part owner and manager of Burchett Equine Center for over 30 years so it was only natural for her to turn to equine photography. Her knowledge of horses helps her to fulfill her creative vision for the Equine Form as art. [...]

Ponies Corralled Because People Can’t Follow Rules

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

March proved a tough month for the ponies who reside on the south end of Chincoteague Island off Virginia’s coast. Visitors repeatedly ignored the rules against approaching the animals so the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company which owns and manages the ponies, rounded them up. Chincoteague Island Rules Stay at least 50 feet from the [...]

Talk to the Tail

April 15th, 2019|Categories: Dear Appy, Fun, Management, Series|Tags: |

Dear Appy My name is Officer Bea. I live in the barn with 5 other cats and I am in charge. What I say goes. I’m tolerant until someone gets out of line, then  I am quick to assert myself. I whip my tail back and forth until the perpetrator backs down. Its all about the [...]

Can’t Get Enough of Those Big Fuzzy Ears

April 8th, 2019|Categories: Favorite Videos, Fun, Management, Series|Tags: , , , , |

Maybe its the rows of chocolate bunnies that greet me when I enter the grocery store. Maybe its the blooming tulips, iris and azaleas dotted about my yard. Maybe its the beautiful pastel eggs my chickens provide every day. Whatever the reason, I’ve got Easter on my mind and can’t stop looking at Pinterest photos of [...]

Army Mascot Receives Promotion

April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

Fort Sill, Oklahoma (USA) February 5, 2019: Several hundred soldiers and family members gathered February 5 as two unit members received promotions at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Big Deuce VII and Short Round VI were promoted to staff sergeant and specialist respectively. Everyone on hand agreed the promotions were well deserved after all neither had ever bit [...]

A Horse Named Lady Wonder – Genius? Psychic? Hoax?

April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Features, Horses, Training|Tags: , , |

She was a national phenom. More than 150,000 people traveled to Richmond, Virginia to meet her in person. By 1927 she was famous from coast to coast, this black, part Thoroughbred mare with three white socks but not for sport as you might think. No, this mare was famous for her ability to solve problems and [...]

Secretariat’s Progeny and 30 YO Daughter

March 31st, 2019|Categories: Features, Horses, Training|Tags: , , |

I enjoy the occasional story that pops up on the internet when someone discovers they have a son or daughter of Secretariat. Big Red was born today, March 30, 1970 out of Bold Ruler and Somethingroyal. Secretariats First Foal, First Secretary Retired from his phenomenal racing career, Big Red was sent to stud at [...]