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!

Exasperated Horse Owner

April 10th, 2018|Categories: Dear Appy, Fun, Management, Series|Tags: |

Dear Appy, Why does my horse poop in his water bucket EVERY NIGHT? Signed, Rubber Gloved Dear Rubber Gloved, Ugh. Why do geldings do anything? Move the bucket.  If it continues, put in a toilet and teach him to flush. Fondly, Appy

Horses Finally Caught After a Week on the Run

April 9th, 2018|Categories: Features, Training|Tags: , |

A pair of wily horses have been running loose in Sherill, New York gripping the community with their antics and headlining local news. WEDNESDAY A woman agreed to take in three horses for a family that could no longer care for them. When the trio was trailered to their new home, one horse walked into the [...]

WARHorses’ Video Favs – Tracey Ullman as the Duchess of Cornwall

April 9th, 2018|Categories: Favorite Videos, Fun, Management, Series|Tags: |

Britain's best comedien NAILS IT! Love the line, "looking after children is like falling off a horse, only less fun."

The Sandwich Lope

April 5th, 2018|Categories: Training|Tags: , , , |

When Western Dressage first established itself, we instructors struggled to describe the requirements of a “working lope” clearly enough for students. We wanted to be sure to differentiate it from the stilted gaits seen in the Western Pleasure discipline, and yet it was also not the animated jumping-across-the-ground canter of the traditional dressage world. It should [...]

March 2018 Caption Contest

April 5th, 2018|Categories: Caption Contest, Contests, Survey|Tags: |

Congratulations Caption Contest Winner Jane Greentree Jane won a "Proud to be a WARHorse" Lapel Pin and Vinyl Decal

Horse Used as Patsy by Russian Criminal

April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

Video at a public sauna in Novocherkask, Russia captured a bizarre incident. Someone wearing a horse-face mask, dreadlocks and a Rastafarian style wool cap broke into a sauna and robbed it. In the video, the nefarious villain cautiously enters an empty room. He walks to each door trying the doorknobs, but they are all locked. He [...]

Carlton & United Breweries’ Clydies Retire

April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , |

Like Budweiser Beer in the U.S., Carlton and United Breweries (CUB) in Australia also has a famous team of Clydesdale horses. However, after 65 years this team of drafts are being retired. Three of the six horse team are older and their trainer for the past 34 years, Glen Pate, is retiring. Given the flux of [...]

Babe Ruth Becomes a Jockey

March 30th, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: |

WILLACOOCHE, GA, APR: Babe Ruth, the big Bambino of the Yanks, revealed here today that he has lost so much weight by intensive spring training that he has been forced to give up his career as a baseball player and become a jockey. Ruth, who formerly could cover more ground than any outfielder in the American [...]

Retired Doctor Gets a Surprise “Horse Call”

March 29th, 2018|Categories: Features|Tags: |

Dr. John B. Martin, Jr., is a retired country doctor from South Carolina. He grew up on the family’s cattle farm with four sisters and two brothers then went to the Medical University of South Carolina. He worked as an Army doctor, stationed in Japan. When he returned to the US, he moved back to the [...]

That New Horse

March 28th, 2018|Categories: Dear Appy, Fun, Management, Series|Tags: |

Dear Appy, A new horse just moved into my barn. She’s ok, kind of keeps to herself. The problem is that the people put her in a stall directly across the aisle from me and she gets better grain than I do. I’m “on a diet” and already have a hard time choking down my tasteless [...]