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!

A Royal Birthday Wish Delivered On Horseback

July 14th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

July 11, 2019, Cornwall (UK): A 100-year-old woman received a birthday telegram from the Queen Thursday, July 11. That wasn’t the only surprise for birthday girl, Anne Tape. The telegram was delivered by horseback. Tape’s grandson, Luke Francis, is the local postmaster and mastermind of the special delivery assisted by Bobby the horse. He said: "She [...]

SAFE Act Seeks to End Horse Slaughter

July 11th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

June 26, 2019, Washington D.C. (USA): U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), and Susan Collins (R-Maine) recently introduced bipartisan legislation to permanently prohibit and make it a federal crime to slaughter horses for human consumption in the United States.  The legislation also bans any related interstate or foreign commercial activity, such [...]

The Cleveland Bay Horse Makes History at Colonial Williamsburg

July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Breeds, Features, Horses|Tags: , , , , , |

Visitors to Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, are transported back in time to America’s 18th century capital. The town is a living museum of colonial life providing a dimensional perspective to America’s history. The historically accurate experience fully embraces its colonial legacy from its original buildings, cadre of Nation Builders portraying historical figures right down to serving historically [...]

Runaway Seeds PD Horseplay

July 1st, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

June 5, 2019 W, Ogden, NY (USA): Early one recent morning, officers from the Ogden Police Department responded to calls of a run-away disrupting commuters. It did not take long to locate the culprit found running in the road. The suspect was quickly apprehended but unable to answer questions leaving officers to consider what to do [...]

Misty of Chincoteague’s Home Burns to the Ground

June 27th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

May 25, 2019 Chincoteague, VA (USA): A stable at Beebe Ranch, home to Misty and Stormy, burned to the ground Tuesday night. The barn was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived just before 11 p.m.. All animals were safely accounted for including Angel’s Stormy Drizzle the great, great, great, granddaughter of Misty. Angel's Stormy DrizzlePC: Beebe [...]

No Blood, Sweat or Tears Shed Teaching This Painting Pony

June 13th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

Under Ponciin's tuteledge, Teddy finished his first painting in about two hours.PC: SWNS: South West News Service Elodie Poncin, an art and design student at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England wanted her last student art exhibit to be memorable. Inspired by her lifelong passion for horses, Poncin decided to incorporate horses into her [...]

WARHorses Book Review: The Breath of Horse Crazy

June 12th, 2019|Categories: Features, Opinion, Product Reviews, Products|Tags: , , , , |

“The thought of horses changes my spirit; inhaling their sweet aroma, fingers pulling softly through silky tail hair, my heart translating their secret language of snuffles, whuffles, and whinnies.” ~ from The Breath of Horse Crazy Women with a deep affinity for horses struggle to define the near gravitational pull horses have on them. They [...]

Horse Beats Man in Annual Race

June 11th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

June 8, 2019, Llanwrtwd in Powys, Wales: Saturday marked the 40th running of the Whole Earth Man v Horse race. This year’s competitors included 650 runners and 60 horse and riders for the 22 miles, 35km, cross country event. The event, began in 1980 when local pub owner, Gordon Green overheard a discussion between two men [...]

Concerned About Birds

June 10th, 2019|Categories: Dear Appy, Fun, Management, Series|Tags: , , |

Dear Appy,  My barn has a lot of windows, they provide great lighting and a way for the breeze to pass through. Unless the weather is really bad, the windows remain open. But I’m wondering if I need to close them. Last spring several birds used the windows to fly in and out of the barn, [...]

Rare Golden Zebra Photographed In The Wild

June 9th, 2019|Categories: Breeds, Features, Training|Tags: , |

Visitors to Serengeti National Park Tanzania, Africa will see zebras, a lot of zebras. They are one of the most numerous animals in the park estimated at a quarter million individuals. Among them is one zebra visitors are unlikely to see though it stands out like a sore thumb - a “golden zebra”. Thanks to Sergio [...]