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!

Tragic – Horribly Mangled By A Hollywood Car

January 17th, 2020|Categories: Fun, History's Horses|Tags: |

January 4 1908, Hollywood, CA (USA): Miss May Duffy, Mrs. W.A. Clark's Maid, Fatally Injured While Riding Along Sunset Boulevard. Her Thoroughbred Horse Killed. May Duffy, employed as a maid by Mrs. W.A. Clark Jr. was thrown from Mrs. Clark's Kentucky saddle horse in front of a Hollywood car yesterday and was hideously mangled. The horse [...]

Then the horse said, “pull my finger”

January 15th, 2020|Categories: Advice, Dear Appy, Fun, Series|Tags: |

Dear Appy, I'm really good to my horse. Why does she feel the need to fart at the precise moment I'm grooming her tail or giving her a good scratch? Flatulent Filly Mom Dear Mom, Geesh,you humans are so uptight about passing gas. I see you crouching in the corner of the tack room to let [...]

Six Horses Survive Inhumane Massacre

January 14th, 2020|Categories: Horses, News|Tags: , |

January 14, 2020, Eastern Kentucky (USA): In late December, a pregnant mare and her yearly colt were found unharmed near an abandoned Kentucky strip mine, the site of a recent bloody massacre. Located in eastern Kentucky, the area has served as an unofficial home for free range horses for years. In early December, twenty horses were [...]

Article on Bush Fire Burn Treatments Offered Free of Charge

January 9th, 2020|Categories: Features, Health & Medical, Horses, Management|Tags: , , |

Equine Veterinary Education (EVE), one of two journals published by the British Equine Veterinary Association, is an online forum which publishes peer reviewed educational articles on diagnosis and treatment for equine injuries. With regard to Australia's fires, the publishers have released, free of charge, an article on treating horses burned in bushfires. The article, penned by [...]

6 Easy New Year Resolutions for Every WARHorse

January 1st, 2020|Categories: Advice, Community, Features, Women Health Wellness|Tags: , , , |

New Years is a time to reflect on the previous year and to wipe the slate clean for the new one. New Year Resolutions are an ancient practice dating back nearly 4000 years. Both ancient Babylonian and Roman cultures used the new year to reaffirm their religious faith. The expectation was that in being better people, [...]

Case #39: The Not So NEIGHborly NEIGHbor

December 16th, 2019|Categories: Fun, Handcuffs & Halters, Management, Series|Tags: |

An entire residential building in Russia has gone to the dogs…well, actually its gone to the horses…and residents are not happy about it. A Russian man was recently arrested and charged with “tormenting of two or more people”. Nearly every night since April 2018, Yury Kondratyev has inconvenienced his neighbors by blasting the sound of horses [...]

4 Easy Ways to Save BIG BUCKS This Weekend

November 29th, 2019|Categories: Features, Products|Tags: |

Any opportunity to save money provides us with a little more cash-ola for our “horse fund”. This weekend, WARHorses wants to help you save for that important fund. We’ve compiled a list of the best online shopping deals offered from our advertising partners. For the next few days, you can save on products you love [...]

One Woman’s Drive to Help America’s Hungry Children

November 12th, 2019|Categories: Features, Interviews, People|Tags: , , , |

As young, horse loving girls we dream of the day we have a horse of our own. But our dreams don’t stop there. They evolve to galloping through a field of tall grass under a starry sky, splashing through the ocean surf, perhaps even riding across the country alone. They’re only dreams, right? Not for one [...]

Endangered Ass Born at St. Louis Zoo

September 4th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

July 30, 2019, St. Louis, MO (USA): Staff at the St. Louis Zoo recently announced the birth of Tobias, a Somali wild ass born July 30. The critically endangered species are a member of the horse family, seven at the St. Louis Zoo including his mother, Tukia and father Hirizi. Tukia came from the San Diego [...]

WARHorses Quiz “I Knew That – Basics”

August 20th, 2019|Categories: Features|Tags: |

There is so much to learn about horses, a life time's worth of learning, something new every day. We WARHorses (Women of Age) have been around a while, we've learned quite a bit about the horses we love - right? Let's find out! We invite you to take our "I Knew That - Basics Quiz". [...]