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!

This Horse Ain’t Talking

November 28th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Horse ownership requires a bit of a mental armor and is not for the squeamish. We are obligated to wipe off snot, pick eye buggers, remove beans, squeeze puss and clean poopy tails. Veterinarians deal with maladies at a whole ‘nother level – SUPER HERO level! Veterinary students at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa handled [...]

Prince Charles Shares Emotional Memory

November 27th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , |

Prince Harry’s engagement to Megham Markle has been headline news throughout the day. How is Harry already 33 years old? I remember the day he was born like it was yesterday – but I digress. Congrats to the happy couple, terrific news indeed! Today’s WARHorse post reflects a different Royal moment, one at the opposite end [...]

Senior Mare Dumped in the Everglades

November 27th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Dumping a horse is never a good idea, never. Sadly, it is a decision upon which some horse owners resort and seems to be the case for this grey mare in south Florida. On November 19, off-duty animal control officers were hunting pythons in the Everglades when they stumbled upon the distressed mare trapped shoulder deep [...]

Happy Birthday Toulouse Lautrec – An Artist Who Loved Horses

November 24th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: |

Henri de Toulouse Lautrec was born November 24, 1864 in southern France to an aristocratic family. When his parents separated, Henri went with his mother to Paris. Raised in an environment of privilege, Henri loved horses and rode frequently. At a young age, Henri sketched prolifically filling notebook after notebook, horses were frequent subjects. Toulouse [...]

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|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: Series|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 [...]