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The Last Horse to Die Offers Life for Others

October 11th, 2017|Categories: Features, Interviews|Tags: , , |

Most of us have lost a horse. The circumstances vary but the result is the same, our precious horse is gone. At first memories are difficult but with time they evolve into treasures that bring both smiles and tears of joy. It’s never easy to lose a horse perhaps made worse only when we lose the [...]

The Prized Paso Fino

August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Breeds, Features, Horses|Tags: , , |

Recently a friend called and asked if I wanted to go to a local Paso Fino show. Not knowing much about Paso’s, going to a show sounded interesting. It certainly was. We spent the entire day at the event mesmerized by these beautiful horses. One of the morning classes was a halter class. Two finely dressed [...]

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 [...]

The Easter Bunny’s “Horse Cousin”

April 14th, 2017|Categories: Breeds, Features, Horses|Tags: , |

They look like BIG bunnies but we can attest that they are pure genus equus – meet the Poitou donkey. Poitou donkeys originated in southern France, developed from donkeys imported from ancient Rome. They are the largest donkey breed historically used as breeding stock to produce working mules. Their coats are dark brown and black, they [...]

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 [...]

A Toast to Ireland’s Horses

March 17th, 2017|Categories: Breeds, Features, Horses|Tags: , , , , , |

Horses arrived in Ireland before it became an island. Horses migrated west from the Asian steppes across Europe and into Ireland crossing ancient land bridges. Ancient remains found throughout Ireland show the Irish domesticated horses before 2000 B.C. Breeding horses has for centuries been one of Ireland’s most important and prolific industries. Today some of the [...]

Trail Riding Hobby

November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Breeds, Interviews|Tags: , |

If you enjoy camping with your horse at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area (LBL) in western Kentucky and Tennessee, or hauling in to ride the trails just for the day, it’s likely you will run into one particular “regular”. Lola Hobby probably knows the 100 miles of equestrian riding and driving trails better than [...]

Grand Prix Gold Medalist Dunn It Her Way

September 19th, 2016|Categories: Breeds, Interviews|Tags: , , , |

Rita Dunn is a busy grandmother living in Tennessee.  Her horse, D Grande Finale stays at a friend’s barn but she does all her own horse care:  feeding, grooming and stall cleaning.  She rides 5-6 days a week and takes clinics from Jim Koford and Gigi Nutter, but has never sent Finale away to a trainer.  [...]

Solving the Mystery of WARHorse’s “Mona Lisa”

July 21st, 2016|Categories: Breeds, Interviews|Tags: , , |

The Louvre has the “Mona Lisa” the Da Vinci portrait famous for that enigmatic smile. Many of you have asked about the smiling woman featured on WARHorse’s website and social media platforms. Today our mystery is no more. The WARHorse photo is my friend (and trainer) Kathy Duke. I took this photo last summer at a [...]