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

Horses are No Fan of This Actor

April 27th, 2018|Categories: Events, Features|Tags: , |

Actor, Cloris Leachman turns 92 on April 30. Leachman grew up in the Midwest (Des Moines, Iowa) but was never an equestrian in private life.  She is however, intrinsically tied to horses through the movies, most notably as Frau Blücher in Mel Brook’s “Young Frankenstein” (1974). Leachman played the old housekeeper seemingly unaware of the affect her [...]

Asparagus, You Look Great. Have You Been Working Out?

April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Features, Women Health Wellness|Tags: , , , |

Remember when you couldn’t get brussels sprouts everywhere? Back in the olden days, when they might appear in a cafeteria, probably hospital, boiled or smothered with cheese sauce as a tip of the hat that they tasted awful. Then not too long ago, brussels made the acquaintance of the deep fryer and the Granny Smith apple [...]

23 Reasons to Hate Rats

April 20th, 2018|Categories: Features, Management|Tags: , , |

I was going to write this post as a “guide” to rats in your horse barn--a few tips to help you determine if you have rats followed by useful suggestions on how to get rid of them. I realized after drafting a rather dry albeit informative piece that none of my carefully crafted points really meant [...]

WARHorses’ Favorite Posts from “Ask the Past”

April 17th, 2018|Categories: Features, Management|Tags: |

"Ask the Past" is a terrifically zany blog for bibliophiles. Drawing wisdom from antique texts, each post imparts strange advice with a modern zing. These ancient treasures have been exhumed by historian Elizabeth Archibald, who has a Ph.D. in History from Yale University. Her research focuses on medieval education and the history of the book, and [...]

The Horses That Rock These Rolling Stones

April 13th, 2018|Categories: Features|Tags: , |

For over 50 years they have epitomized the glitz and glam and indulgence of rock n roll stars. The Rolling Stones have lived life to the hilt since their first gig at the Marquee Club in London, 1962. A public life highlighted by performances, each member of the band has found ways to chill and relax. [...]

“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 [...]

Horses Finally Caught After a Week on the Run

April 9th, 2018|Categories: Features, Training|Tags: , |

A pair of wily horses have been running loose in Sherill, New York gripping the community with their antics and headlining local news. WEDNESDAY A woman agreed to take in three horses for a family that could no longer care for them. When the trio was trailered to their new home, one horse walked into the [...]

Retired Doctor Gets a Surprise “Horse Call”

March 29th, 2018|Categories: Features|Tags: |

Dr. John B. Martin, Jr., is a retired country doctor from South Carolina. He grew up on the family’s cattle farm with four sisters and two brothers then went to the Medical University of South Carolina. He worked as an Army doctor, stationed in Japan. When he returned to the US, he moved back to the [...]

WARHorses Guide to Adopting a Wild Horse or Burro

March 26th, 2018|Categories: Features, Management|Tags: , , , |

The US government has approved a $1.3 trillion spending bill that will allow the government operational funds through September. The budget was approved sans a particular proposal that had America’s horse lovers up in arms.  The proposed bill would have allowed the culling the tens of thousands of mustangs and burros held in government funded corrals [...]

My Friend Fennel

March 21st, 2018|Categories: Features, Women Health Wellness|Tags: , , , |

For a long time I wanted to buy fresh fennel at the store because it looked so nice and smelled so good. But heck, I didn’t know what to do with it. Then one day awhile back I was gazing dumbly at a beautiful, haphazard fennel pile at the farmer’s market and my mouth started watering [...]