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!

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: Contests|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 [...]

A Taxidermy Tribute to the Horses We Love

October 26th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , |

When faced with the inevitable most of us decide between burial and cremation for our beloved horses. For some however there is a third option, taxidermy. The practice is centuries old historically relegated to the regal WARHorses of kings but an option today for anyone who can afford it. Of course the end result may not be [...]

Forrest Gump’s Got Nothing on This Guy

October 24th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

It was only his fourth win of 25 races but what a win - perhaps even the greatest win in horse racing history? Early in the race, Run Rhino Run, abandoned the field drifting to the outside rail where he began to pull away. By the final turn his lead was an astonishing 300 meters whittled [...]

U.S. Arabian Nationals Are This Week

October 24th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

The Arabian – Drinker of the  Wind And God took a handful of South wind and from it formed a horse, saying: "I create thee, Oh Arabian. To thy forelock, I bind Victory in battle. On thy back, I set a rich spoil And a Treasure in thy loins. I establish thee as one of the Glories [...]

Man Strikes Police Horse – Goes to Jail

October 23rd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

It happened again this weekend - someone assaulted a police horse. What’s the deal? What possess someone to walk up to a horse, let alone a working police horse, and smack it? This happens regularly and globally so you can’t blame the local drinking water or airborne toxins. Incapacitation is a common factor, nearly every hitting [...]

11 Benefits of Owning an Old Diesel

October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , |

Written by Maria Wachter, Contributor HorseNation.com From the proud owner of an old truck named Mr. Pickles. If you have horses, you probably have a truck. So this should apply to most of you. New trucks sure are nice, but there is nothing nicer than owning an old truck. If you are considering buying a truck, her [...]

Libya’s Sibeeb are Steeped in Tradition

October 20th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , , |

Libya is a country divided but despite fractions, Libyans are deeply loyal to their immediate communities - homes. It is through this devotion that traditions carry on including one particular passion – Friday afternoon horse racing. “Horseback riding is in our blood, our children and the whole family love it,” explained rider, Ali al-Hadi. A [...]