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

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

The Beatles Many Encounters with Horses

February 7th, 2018|Categories: Features|Tags: , |

From Central Park to Aintree Racetree to Missouri’s Ozarks, the Beatles often found themselves in the company of horses giving teenage girls yet one more reason to LOVE the Beatles. The Beatles in Central Park (1964). February 7, 1964 It was the day the Beatles arrived in America. They just scored their first number [...]

Honoring Black Jack

February 6th, 2018|Categories: Features, Training|Tags: |

Black Jack was a feisty 15.1 hand black Morgan/Quarter horse cross born in Kansas in 1947. He was purchased by the US Army in 1950 and sent to Ft. Myer, Virginia in 1952 as a cavalry mount. Black Jack had no interest in being ridden, tossing nearly everyone who tried. His good looks and commanding personality [...]

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 [...]

You’ve Got the (protein) Balls to Ride

January 25th, 2018|Categories: Features, Women Health Wellness|Tags: , , , |

By Loraine Fick I love sugar, just love it, but I try not to eat sugar. For one thing, my blood sugar is a tad out of whack, most likely a combination of advancing age and eating a zillion refined carbs over the years. You might be surprised that almost everyone over 45 or so has [...]

There’s No Turning Back – Genetically Engineered Horses are Here

January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , |

No longer the hyperbolic motto of science fiction, technology has achieved the means to make horses faster, stronger, better. Microscopic proteins target a section of DNA, then cut the strands Cloning experts at Kheiron Biotech in Buenos Aires, Argentina are focused on manipulating the DNA gene sequence that controls the growth of muscles. The [...]

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 [...]

Boston’s Great Molasses Flood of 1919

January 15th, 2018|Categories: Features, Management|Tags: , |

On January 15, 1919, a massive tidal wave obliterated Boston’s North End. The deadly wave was not a tsunami wrought from the Atlantic but rather 2.3 million gallons of molasses dumped on the streets when a storage tank ruptured. The molasses tank before it ruptured in 1919 The molasses was stored in a large [...]