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“Dead Ringer”

February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Fun, Horse Phrases, Management, Series|Tags: , |

Over the centuries, the sport of kings has spawned its share of horse slang including DEAD RINGER. The phrase originated in the U.S. during the late 19th century meaning a dishonest substitution of a better horse in a race in an effort to dupe the bookies. The substitute needed to look like the less talented horse [...]

Enough is Enough

February 21st, 2018|Categories: Dear Appy, Features, Fun, Management, Series|Tags: , , |

Dear Appy. My horse has a glorious tail. He seems very proud of it but I worry. It seems the hair is getting too long. In particular it drags on the ground and sometimes when he steps backward he steps on it and scares himself. Should I cut a couple inches off the length, make it [...]

WARHorses MUST SEE Videos

February 8th, 2018|Categories: Favorite Videos, Features, Series|Tags: , , , , |

Each month WARHorses will post our favorite equestrian videos, treasures we find and share with the hope that they will make you feel good. This month’s collection focuses on INSPIRATION – people who go about their days quietly, routinely, unassumingly but are in fact accomplishing feats that give all of us hope. Their Combined [...]

“Hold Your Horses”

February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Fun, Horse Phrases, Management, Series|Tags: |

The phrase is American first appearing in print in 1844. “Oh, hold your hosses, Squire. There’s no use getting’ riled, no how.” - The Picayune (New Orleans) newspaper September 1844. A century late, the phrase got a second wind in the rural south after WWII. Steam engine tractors were becoming an affordable option to plowing by [...]

Slow News Day?

February 1st, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , |

We enjoy researching historic newspapers and sharing news accounts of the day. This particular story was deemed worthy of column space way back when. Makes one wonder what other cutting headlines made print that day - "Mrs. Wilson's Chicken Laid Egg with Double Yoke"?  Davenport, Iowa Davenport, Iowa, 1897: While George Roland of Union, [...]

Santa’s Snub Sparks Outrage

February 1st, 2018|Categories: Dear Appy, Management, Series|Tags: , |

Dear Appy, My human has been bawling since Christmas because “Santa didn’t bring me a new horse.” Excuse me, ‘New Horse’? What the hell am I, dog food? Yes, I might be a bit long in the tooth at 22 but I can still canter with the best of ‘em, jump a fallen log in the [...]

Bolting Horses Stopped in Their Tracks

December 13th, 2017|Categories: Series|Tags: , , , , |

Today’s installment of WARHorses “History’s Horses” regales courageous actions set against the classic 20th century confrontation – horse versus automobile. Harvard Street, 1910 RESCUE THREE IN MOTOR CAR CHASE OF RUNAWAY PAIR. Mrs. Theodore Metcalf and Daughter Owe Lives to Brave Officers. Boston, MA,1910: By pressing an automobile into service and overtaking a pair [...]

Horse Thief Snookers Penal System

November 16th, 2017|Categories: History's Horses, Series|Tags: , |

Today’s installment of WARHorses “History’s Horses” has less to do with horses and more about the person accused of stealing them. SENSATION IN PENITENTIARY - HER SEX REVEALED WOMAN CONVICT ESCAPES DETECTION ONE YEAR. “Burt” Martin Convicted as a Man Turns Out to Be Lena Martin — Had a Male Cellmate. Nebraska Convict, Burt Martin [...]

Don’t Drink and Drive

October 5th, 2017|Categories: Series|Tags: , , |

This latest installment of WARHorses "History's Horses" reports the unfortunate result of drunk driving 160 years ago. The post is tragic but the writing style, judgemental and flourished, is a delight.  Illustration: Samuel Chamberlain 1855 SAD ACCIDENT OCT 8, 1851, Blackstone, MA: One of the melancholy results of intemperance, transpired this morning at Blackstone. A [...]

Finders No Keepers

September 14th, 2017|Categories: History's Horses, Series|Tags: , |

SEP 22, 1911, BOWBELLS, ND: Taken up at my place last week, seven miles north and four miles east of Bowbells, one old brown horse with halter on and lump on front right knee, also a bay yearling colt, small star on face. Owner can have same by calling at my place, paying damages, advertising [...]