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Talk to the Tail

April 15th, 2019|Categories: Dear Appy, Fun, Management, Series|Tags: |

Dear Appy My name is Officer Bea. I live in the barn with 5 other cats and I am in charge. What I say goes. I’m tolerant until someone gets out of line, then  I am quick to assert myself. I whip my tail back and forth until the perpetrator backs down. Its all about the [...]

Can’t Get Enough of Those Big Fuzzy Ears

April 8th, 2019|Categories: Favorite Videos, Fun, Management, Series|Tags: , , , , |

Maybe its the rows of chocolate bunnies that greet me when I enter the grocery store. Maybe its the blooming tulips, iris and azaleas dotted about my yard. Maybe its the beautiful pastel eggs my chickens provide every day. Whatever the reason, I’ve got Easter on my mind and can’t stop looking at Pinterest photos of [...]

Two Horses. Two Outcomes. The Cyclone of 1880

March 28th, 2019|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , , |

Taylorville, ILL (USA) April 1880: Near the hour of sunset of Saturday, April 24, 1880, the western part of Christian county was visited with a terrible cyclone, which swept everything in its path and was very destructive of life and property. The storm entered Christian county about four or five miles northwest from Morrisonville and traveled [...]

One Dog’s Treasure Is, Well, It’s Actually Pretty Gross

February 21st, 2019|Categories: Dear Appy, Fun, Management, Series|Tags: |

Dear Appy, Why does my dog eat horse poop? Signed, Concerned Dog Mom Dear Concerned Dog Mom, Ew. Why do dogs do anything? Some of them eat their OWN poop (known as coprophagia for the uninitiated.) The human at my farm has a dog that eats walls. Figure that one out. But seriously, most humans with [...]

A Romantic Look at a Simpler Way

February 10th, 2019|Categories: Favorite Videos, Fun, Management|Tags: , |

This beautiful short film “Horses and Solitude: Inside the Life of a Brazilian Gaucho” will make your heart soar. Equestrians seem drawn to a quiet life in the countryside where we are embraced by nature, a cool breeze and the warmth of the sun. There is something undeniably romantic about the modern day gaucho. Maybe because [...]

Balancing Motherhood and Career

February 10th, 2019|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management|Tags: , |

Perth, Western Australia (WA), 1907: The mare must not be heated when the foal is very young, as her milk when in that state is bad for the foal. Young calves will rub along nicely with two meals a day, given morning and evening, but the foal is a more frequent feeder, and the mare should [...]

“Feeling Your Oats”

February 9th, 2019|Categories: Fun, Horse Phrases, Management|Tags: |

Feeling one’s oats describes someone who is energized, enthusiastic even assertive. The phrase was originally used to describe a horse’s energetic behavior after being fed oats. The origins of the phrase are unknown but are found in English literature by the mid 1500’s. “That wilfull and vnruly age, which lacketh rypenes and discretion, and (as wee [...]

Consider the Course Ahead

January 28th, 2019|Categories: Favorite Videos, Fun, Management, Series|Tags: , |

One of WARHorses most popular videos featured a young competitor, her delightful horse and their quiet exchange in the competition arena. Following is our original Facebook post from September 2017. This past weekend I went with a friend to a local schooling show. A beautiful sunny day, dozens of kids milling about [...]

January Report of S.P.C.A. Is a Good One

January 24th, 2019|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , |

General Summary Shows Many Cases Investigated And Much Good Work Done By Society’s Agent In The City And County For Dumb Animals SOCIETY’S PRESIDENT SUBMITS SOME DON’TS Annapolis, MD, 1920. Agent John C. Blaisdell, of the Anne Arundel County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, has submitted his report for the month ending January [...]

Trying to Catch a Few Z’s

January 10th, 2019|Categories: Dear Appy, Fun, Management, Series|Tags: |

Dear Appy, Is there something wrong with laying down to take a nap? Several times a day, I stretch out in the grass for a good rest. However, if my person sees me laying flat out in the pasture, she comes running screaming my name. Her hysterics scare me so I jump to my feet. She [...]