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!

County Bans Beloved Warhorse

November 21st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

There’s a war, of sorts, brewing over the roundabouts in Norfolk, England. The battle centers around a large Warhorse sculpture and the safety of passing traffic. Artist Damian O’Connor built the 10-foot-tall, one ton Warhorse of steel, wood and Norfolk reeds. In the wee hours of the morning, O’Connor trailers the giant horse to various Norfolk [...]

WARHorses Wants Your Opinion

November 17th, 2017|Categories: Features, Opinion|Tags: |

WARHorses has made tremendous end roads this year, our first full year in business. We have been weaving words into your week with current events, interviews and features covering the horses we love. As storytellers, we try to regale you with interesting and inspiring stories but the only sure way to realize this goal is for [...]

Horse Thief Snookers Penal System

November 16th, 2017|Categories: History's Horses|Tags: |

Today’s installment of WARHorses “History’s Horses” has less to do with horses and more about the person accused of stealing them. SENSATION IN PENITENTIARY - HER SEX REVEALED WOMAN CONVICT ESCAPES DETECTION ONE YEAR. “Burt” Martin Convicted as a Man Turns Out to Be Lena Martin — Had a Male Cellmate. Nebraska Convict, Burt Martin [...]

Police Throw Horse in Jail

November 15th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

Faceiro is a horse who lives in Brazil. He leads a typical horse’s life; eats grass, naps in the sunshine and enjoys an occasional ride. But over the weekend, things changed for Faceiro. This unassuming "regular kind of" horse has achieved a certain level of notoriety after being arrested. Faceiro was being ridden by a friend [...]

Trick Rider’s Last Wish

November 15th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Arlene Lamar, 89, in hospice care in Kansas City, Missouri had a final wish to attend the American Royal’s United Professional Horseman’s Association National Saddlebred Championship this past weekend. Friends and family got together and made it happen for Arlene, including a front row VIP seat. A lifelong equestrian, Arlene began riding when she was 5 [...]

Join WARHorses at White Stallion Ranch

November 13th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: |

We’re going all out Cowgirl – pack your best jeans, bandanas and boots and join WARHorses at White Stallion Ranch in Tucson, Arizona for a rootin’, tootin’ week of western fun, friends and horses. We Hope You Will Join Us! April 22 – 27, 2018 This is our first WARHorses get together [...]

The Language Barrier

November 10th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , |

Written by Candace Wade, Contributor HorseNation.com Or, things they don’t tell you about horseback riding. I began learning to ride a horse in my mid-40s — years ago. Navigating the mysteries of the horse, the stressful “no-two-tack-combinations-are-the-same” equipment and then the actual riding of a horse was/is complex enough for my road-weary mind. Layer on the [...]

October Caption Contest

October 31st, 2017|Categories: Caption Contest|Tags: |

Congratulations Caption Contest Winner Gwen Lensen Krienke Gwen won a Proud to be a WARHorse decal!

O’Keeffe’s Horse Skulls

October 31st, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , |

Skeletons are scary, especially on Halloween when they’re most likely to chase you down a dark street - clackity clack. But not all bones are frightening, in fact they can be quite beautiful. Many famous artists have had an affinity for bones incorporating them into masterpieces. Leonardo drew them, Rembrandt painted them, Edvard Munch made etchings [...]

Demented Soul Takes a Hungry Horse’s Ears

October 30th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , |

How do we wrap our heads around the crazy actions of truly twisted individuals? Sure, it takes all kinds to make the world go ‘round but sometimes people go well beyond the pale. Recent case in point – some joker took the ears off a hungry horse. To be precise, they removed the ears off THE [...]