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!

Valor Loses Her Battle

May 26th, 2020|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

Valor was was one approximately 100 feral horses living along North Carolina’s Outer Banks. The Corolla Wild Horse Fund (CWHF) which manages the horses, received a call last week that one of the horses had been standing in the same spot for a day. Loading Valor into the trailer she she can be examined by [...]

The Enduring Equestrian Engravings of Albrecht Durer

May 21st, 2020|Categories: Art & Culture, Features|Tags: , |

Unless you’ve studied a bit of art history you’ve probably never heard of him but he was a successful artist during his lifetime who continues to make an impression half a millennial after his death. Albrecht Durer was a German artist of the late 15th, early 16th centuries. Through his paintings and prints, Durer became a [...]

Chicago’s Clippity Clop is About to Stop

May 20th, 2020|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

April 24, 2020 Chicago, Illinois (USA): The Chicago City Council voted to stop issuing licenses for horse-drawn carriages in 2021. The new ordinance that goes into effect Jan 1, 2021 will not allow carriage operators to renew their licenses and the city will not issue new ones. The debate over horse drawn carriages has waged for [...]

Horse News in a Nutshell

May 13th, 2020|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

There have been so many recent news posts about horses, we decided to compile them into a single post. The following WARHorses NEWS BITS range from early to mid May 2020. May 6 Horse Falls in Pool Chester County, Pennsylvania (USA): A 16-year-old mare named Saphia wandered out of the barn and fell into a [...]

Best Horse Race Ever?

May 3rd, 2020|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

Yesterday, May 2nd was the original date for this year’s Kentucky Derby but the race has been moved to September due to coronavirus. The Derby’s postponement did not however stop Churchill Downs from holding a horse race yesterday - perhaps even the best horse race ever? The “Kentucky Derby: Triple Crown Showdown” was a computer-generated virtual [...]

April 2020 Caption Contest Winner

May 3rd, 2020|Categories: Caption Contest, Contests|Tags: |

Congratulations Caption Contest Winner Beverly Fritton! Beverly won a Proud to be a WARHorse Tshirt!

Five Pandemic Horse Tales To Make Your Heart Soar

April 11th, 2020|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much” - Helen Keller Our human history is intricately bond to that of the horse. Therefore no WARHorse should be surprised that so many in our horse community are imagining ways to help others during the global coronavirus pandemic. We’ve assembled five horse-themed news [...]

WARHorses Product Review – Great Gut from LVPerformance

April 10th, 2020|Categories: Features, Health & Medical, Opinion, Product Reviews, Products|Tags: , , |

We WARHorses know that our horses are precious and delicate beings. They appear large and strong but size and strength do not make them impervious to accidents and illness. Walk into any saddle shop or feed store and we will find ample products to keep our horses healthy and comfortable from fly sheets to pain meds [...]

“Iron Horse”

April 7th, 2020|Categories: Fun, Horse Phrases, Management|Tags: , |

A horse-drawn tram operated by Swansea and Mumbles Railway, 1870. Originating during Victorian times in Britain, Iron Horse was a phrase of admiration comparing the impressive performance of early traction engines to horse powered tramways and their effectiveness in the transportation business. The world’s first passenger train or tram was the Swansea and [...]

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 [...]