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!

Meet the Royal steeds leading tomorrow’s Royal wedding

May 18th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , |

In case you haven’t yet heard, there is a Royal wedding tomorrow, May 19. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry and the world will celebrate with them. Every wedding is special but when a Royal marries, you can expect a great deal of tradition, pomp and horses, lots of beautiful horses. Storm and Tyrone [...]

A WARHorses Online Workshop Featuring Riding for Women

May 17th, 2018|Categories: Events, Features|Tags: , , |

WARHorses is pleased to announce our first LIVE online training workshop with Heather Beachum, Riding for Women! You’re going to LOVE this!  Heather teaches women riders to create ease and flow in their bodies and riding. Trained as a Feldenkrais® movement teacher, her online classes have guided hundreds of riders around the world to become quiet, [...]

Those Confounded Velocipedes!

May 9th, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , |

Mrs. Lewis Hurt Thrown From Carriage and Both Arms Fractured Burlington, Iowa early 1900's BURLINGTON, IA, MAY: Ex-Mayor Charles Lewis received news yesterday to the effect that his wife had met with a serious accident Wednesday afternoon. She was visiting in Burlington, where Mr. and Mrs. Lewis' three daughters, Mrs. Samuel Gilbert, Mrs. Luke [...]

Coin Operated Horse Gets a Reboot

May 9th, 2018|Categories: Events, Features|Tags: , , |

Vidler’s 5 & 10 in East Aurora, New York purchased the coin operated horse in 1962, over the years, Sandy has given rides to thousands of children.  Last week she was placed “out of order” for a few days while her worn saddle and stirrups were repaired. Repairman tends to Sandy at Vidlers 5 and [...]

Here We Grow Again

May 8th, 2018|Categories: Advice, Training|Tags: , , |

It never gets old. Maybe it owes to some obsessive wiring I have, but I could find satisfaction schooling shoulder-in every day. The finesse and precision and challenge of it never tire me. Fortunately for my horses, though, I’m prudent not to indulge that satiating sameness day after day. I’ve come to accept this as a [...]

Austin Police Want to DRAFT Your Horse

May 8th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

The Austin Texas Police Mounted Patrol is looking for a new horse, perhaps you have a candidate? Earlier this week they posted a public plea on their Facebook Page. Ideal Characteristics Gelding Draft, draft/quarter horse cross or large quarter horse Preferably between 15.3 and 16.1 5-8 years old No medical issues Steady disposition Saddle broke Experience [...]

Abused Horse Sues Former Owner

May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

Justice, an 8-year-old horse is suing his previous abusive owner for $100,000 to recover the cost of medical care and its pain and suffering. Encouraged by a concerned neighbor, Justice’s owner scheduled a vet check for the horse in March 2017. The vet determined that the horse was emaciated, covered with lice and rain rot and [...]

WARHorses Best Bets for Choosing the Kentucky Derby Winner

May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Events, Features, Survey|Tags: , , |

The Kentucky Derby is not just a horse race, it’s a part of Americana. It is America’s longest running sports event, this year marking the 144th race. Horse racing fans are flocking to Kentucky to watch the races including the Oaks and Derby. Whether you attend in person or watch LIVE from home, you are likely [...]

The Royal Wedding Carriage

May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

Officials announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen an open topped Ascot Landau to use in their wedding procession. Immediately following the ceremony, the couple will be carried from Windsor Castle through the town center and back for their reception. The carriage was chosen from the royal collection and will be pulled by four [...]

She is Determined to Bring These Horses Back from the Dead

April 27th, 2018|Categories: Breeds, Features, Interviews|Tags: , , , , |

WARHorses recently posted about the Abaco Island Horse a breed that became extinct in 2015. We introduced Milanne Rehor, President and Field Director of Arkwild, Inc., who has dedicated the last 26 years to saving the last few horses. When the last horse, Nunki, died, Milanne (Mim) was by her side. It might seem [...]