Communities and groups dedicated to specific breeds or breed specific activities

“The Fillies” of Nova Scotia – Horse Lovers, Trail Riders and Lifelong Friends

April 10th, 2018|Categories: Features, Interviews|Tags: , |

There is a group of women in Nova Scotia, Canada who regularly ride together. That’s not so unusual. Many of us meet up with friends at the barn or local trail to enjoy an afternoon with our horses. What is different about this group is that they ride every week come hell or high water and [...]

Pfft – Dog Days Don’t Drag This Draft Down

March 6th, 2018|Categories: Breeds, News|Tags: , , , , |

Britain’s oldest surviving breed tilled the soil that fed a nation for centuries. Times have changed, today the critically endangered Suffolk Punch is looking for new purpose as it struggles to survive. One particular Punch has taken up a new job receiving eye popping reactions from the other participants. Craikhow Hall Jensen is a nine-year-old Suffolk [...]

Digby – Guiding the UK to New Realms

February 20th, 2018|Categories: Breeds, Features, Management, Training|Tags: , , , |

Mohammed Salim Patel is a journalist for the BBC. The 23-year-old has a degenerative eye condition, retinitis pigmentosa, and needs a guide dog to help him manage, but Patel has a phobia of dogs. Inspired by a documentary, Patel decided a guide horse was an ideal option. He has always loved horses, others were using them, [...]

This Horse Ain’t a Horse

February 1st, 2018|Categories: Breeds, Features|Tags: , |

The old horse skull sat on a shelf at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County for decades. Originally discovered during the Great Depression by archeologist, Mark Harrington, its condition was so well preserved it was dismissed as a “modern sample”. The skull was one of a treasure trove of bones from the Gypsum Cave [...]

The Southeastern Schooling Show Championship: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Events, Features, Interviews|Tags: , , , , , |

By Martha A. Woodham According to organizer Penny Morse, the inaugural Southeastern Schooling Show Championship at Georgia’s Bouckaert Farm in Chattahoochee Hills, started with a thought that became an idea that grew into an event. “It was one of those fleeting moment ideas, that usually leaves just as fast, and five minutes later you cannot remember [...]

WARHorses’ Horses Stolen –Help Find River & Yago

May 8th, 2017|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , |

We recently posted about the annual Marsh Tacky beach race in South Carolina. Marsh Tackys are an endangered breed with only 400 animals. They are much beloved by their owners for their agreeable dispositions and hardiness. On April 23 during a storm, someone cut the wire fencing into a pasture at Dragoon Horse Farm in Rembert, [...]

WARHorse Spotlight – Duo Dedicated to Community Service

April 18th, 2017|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , |

WARHorse Bobbie Logan Sale is a resident of sunny California, more precisely the megalopolis, Los Angeles. LA does not have a reputation for being a “horse town”, but Bobbie has found a way to enjoy her passion for riding through the Los Angeles Police Reserve Corps Program. Bobbie is a “Specialist Volunteer” in the Valley Community [...]

WARHorse Spotlight – Taking Aim at a New Equestrian Challenge

April 5th, 2017|Categories: Interviews|Tags: |

A WARHorse is never “too old” to take up new interests! We’re not suggesting bungee jumping or street luge, that’s just crazy. We are, after all, already riding a half ton creature with its own opinion about matters and some people might say “that’s crazy”. But we shrug off those naysayers because we can’t help ourselves [...]

Recipe – Cherry Chews for Trail Riders

February 7th, 2017|Categories: Interviews|Tags: |

February is National Snack Food Month as well as National Cherry Month so it’s fitting to post a recipe that honors both - Cherry Power Cookies. These power cookies are packed with antioxidant rich tart cherries, oats, nuts and seeds. The tart cherries give each bite the perfect amount of sweet/sour contrast to the nuts and [...]

RECIPE – Stormy’s Turmeric Bikki’s for Horses

November 21st, 2016|Categories: Interviews|Tags: , , |

Pauline Robertson recently commented on a WARHorse post that she baked turmeric biscuits for her senior horses. Several of you asked for the recipe. Please check out “Stormy’s Turmeric Bikki’s Recipe! Thank you Pauline for sharing your time and recipe with WARHorses. Stormy’s Turmeric Bikki’s FOR HORSES 2 x cups rolled oats (NOT the quick cooking [...]