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!

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 [...]

Crowds See Horse Thief Raced Down

March 11th, 2020|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management|Tags: , , , |

Broadway the Scene and Eleven at Night the Hour. MAD CHASE FOR BLOCKS. The Horse’s Owner Arrived and the Thief Whipped Up the Stolen Bay. March 11, 1899, New York, NY (USA): Joseph Kaiser, a horse dealer, of No. 25 Lexington avenue, lost his fast bay horse and his pneumatic-tired runabout for four hours last [...]

Tips to Care for Your Tall Boots

March 10th, 2020|Categories: Features, Tips|Tags: , |

WARHorses who ride english likely have a pair of tall boots. They’re great for lessons and necessary for showing. Finding a pair that fits properly can take time and tall boots are a bit of an investment. Once you have a pair, you’ll want to make them last as long as possible. Do you know how [...]

WARHorses Quiz I Knew That #2

March 5th, 2020|Categories: Features|Tags: |

Our first "I Knew That" quiz was such a hit, we've created another. Take the quiz and test your general knowledge about horses. Good luck! 10 Questions: Correct Answer = 10 Points Various Types of Questions Difficulty Ranking – Moderately Difficult 1 Minute to Complete Tap the button below to take the quiz and get [...]

Two Horses Buried in Manure Recovering Slowly

March 4th, 2020|Categories: Health & Medical, Horses, News|Tags: , |

March 4, 2020, Massachusetts (USA): It took nearly two hours to dig two neglected horses out of stalls filled with manure. On February 5, the Massachusetts Society for the prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Angell Animal Medical Center (MSPCA - Angell) authorities responded to an alert about two neglected horses received from a local animal [...]