Posts featuring editorial, historical, informative content as well as interviews and equestrian profiles.

Two Left Feet and Unrequited Love

August 8th, 2017|Categories: Dear Appy, Features|

Dear Appy: I also have a blog that I write trying to better understand my lil short person!  I am so glad I am not alone. My problem is that she doesn't seem to enjoy my lil Bella dance that I do before I transition up into the trot.  She keeps saying things like stay on [...]

Women of Age Racing in the Mongolian Derby

August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , , |

Its time again for the Mongolian Derby – the world’s longest horse race. This year 36 competitors, 12 men, 24 women from 9 countries will ride semi-wild Mongolian horses 1000km across the Mongolian steppe tracing Chinggis Khaan’s ancient postal route. Riders must balance survival skills and horsemanship, endure the elements and navigate unfamiliar terrain to reach [...]

The Prized Paso Fino

August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Features|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 [...]

Your Horse’s Fear of Puddles Turns Out to be Dead Right

August 1st, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , |

Okay, you win this one, Sprinkles. But I’m sticking to my guns on leaves and plastic bags. We’ve all been there. It’s been raining cats and dogs, but the clouds have parted enough to squeeze in a 20 minute ride, and you don’t care how much mud you’ll have to curry off or how much laundry [...]

The True Story Behind This Viral Video

July 25th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , |

You’ve have probably seen the video; millions have around the world. It became a viral sensation circling the globe but sadly without attribution – not a word to identify the amazing woman and her white horse. The first time we saw the video, we at WARHorses decided to find this duo, put names to their mesmerizing [...]

Getting to Know You

July 20th, 2017|Categories: Dear Appy, Features|Tags: |

Dear Appy:  I got in a lot of hot water recently when I smarted off to my new person. You know that feeling you get from standing in one place for too long? Well, I tried to quietly tell her I was cranky and sore after an eight hour ride to my new home, not [...]

Horse Seller and Buyer’s Taxing Texts

July 19th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , |

Personally I have no experience selling horses, apparently my pasture only accepts “incoming” equines. I understand from horse selling friends that the process can be quite taxing - the most common contention being “the human factor”. British eventer, Will Murray, seems to have ample experience with speculative buyers and recently penning this fictitious text thread via [...]

Celebrating Ruffian

July 7th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , , |

“As God is my judge, she might be better than Secretariat…” (Lucien Laurin, Secretariat’s trainer, quoted in the Blood Horse’s Thoroughbred Legends: Ruffian) She was born April 17, 1972 at Clairborne Farm, Kentucky, owned and bred by the Janney family of Maryland. Born into a royal bloodline her dam, Shenanigans, was the daughter of Native [...]

Horse Treats 101 – Good Choices for Your Good Horse

June 14th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , |

This past Sunday I worked in the yard. I mowed, weeded, transplanted bee balm, cleaned the barn, scoured the water tub and brushed the horses. I did a lot and by golly, I deserved a treat. I went to Bruster’s Real Ice Cream and enjoyed a double scoop,  orange sherbet waffle cone for dinner. We all [...]

SHE won the first Belmont Stakes – Ruthless

June 9th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , |

She was owned and bred by Francis Morris of New York, foaled on Morris’s farm in Throgg’s Neck, New York. Her sire, Eclipse, and dam, Barbarity, were both imported. Morris bred the pair repeatedly producing several colts who accomplished little on the track but several award winning fillies. Track folks referred to the group of daughters [...]