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May I Please Have a Glass of Tepid Water?

August 20th, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , , |

Advice from the weekly column "Horse" Perth, AUS, August 1906: The question of watering before or after feeding has never been settled. A leading: English authority states that horses should never be watered after feeding, but always before, especially if the feed, is grain. If a horse is very thirsty give him water, aud then wait [...]

WARHorses’ Video Favs – Donkey Love

August 1st, 2018|Categories: Favorite Videos, Fun, Management, Series|Tags: , |

Christopher Ameruoso is a celebrity photographer from LA. In his spare time, he noodles on the guitar, much to the delight of his rescue donkey, Hazel. Like Hazel, we too are charmed by this beautiful, musical interlude. Have a great day WARHorses!

WARHorses’ Video Favs – Racing Ponies Before the Queen

July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Favorite Videos, Fun, Management, Series|Tags: , , , , |

Some WARHorses were lucky to grow up riding ponies, galloping across pastures racing the wind like no body’s business. Kids chosen to compete in Britain’s Shetland Pony Grand National each year, don’t need to daydream about winning races, they have the opportunity nearly every weekend, hoping to qualify for the final race before the queen. The [...]

Don’t Try This Technique Today!

July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , , |

He Stops a Runaway Team and Thereby Saves Many Lives. CHICAGO, IL May: Officer Ted Richards is one of the policemen in gray clothes who ride up and down Michigan Avenue. He was on duty yesterday morning when an immense crowd gathered in front of the Leland Hotel to see the bicycle racers start down the [...]

WARHorses’ Video Favs – Gettin’ It Done At Any Age

July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Favorite Videos, Fun, Management, Series|Tags: |

One of the most common questions we WARHorses ask of ourselves is whether we are too old to ride. The answer is complicated, there is no line in the stand that mandates an age where we must stop. The truth is, riding does become more difficult as we age, mentally and physically. But this is where [...]

What Did I Do Wrong?

June 25th, 2018|Categories: Dear Appy, Fun, Management, Series|Tags: |

Dear Appy, I don’t understand what I did wrong. For many years I lived in a small barn in the backyard of a family with three little girls. They would come to the barn and brush me and braid flowers in my mane and kiss my nose. Sometimes they would climb on my back for a [...]

“One Horse Town”

June 12th, 2018|Categories: Fun, Horse Phrases, Management, Series|Tags: |

The original 18th century standard English use of one-horse meant 'drawn or worked, by a single horse'. By the mid-19th century it had gained wider, metaphorical use. “ ’One horse' is an agricultural phrase, applied to anything small or insignificant, or to any inconsiderable or contemptible person: as a 'one-horse town,' a 'one- horse bank,' a [...]

Determined Riders Mounting Dilemma

May 30th, 2018|Categories: Dear Appy, Fun, Management, Series|Tags: , |

Dear Appy I have a rather embarrassing question to ask. I love riding and have a terrific horse. She is under 15 hands, just the right height for me. But I can’t get on her. I mean, I CAN get on but it’s a struggle and I don’t do it “the right way”. The way I [...]

Those Confounded Velocipedes!

May 9th, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , |

Mrs. Lewis Hurt Thrown From Carriage and Both Arms Fractured Burlington, Iowa early 1900's BURLINGTON, IA, MAY: Ex-Mayor Charles Lewis received news yesterday to the effect that his wife had met with a serious accident Wednesday afternoon. She was visiting in Burlington, where Mr. and Mrs. Lewis' three daughters, Mrs. Samuel Gilbert, Mrs. Luke [...]

WARHorses’ Video Favs – The Free Race Horse Who Won a Million

April 25th, 2018|Categories: Favorite Videos, Fun, Management, Series|Tags: , , |

You don't have to love horse racing to love this story. The plot is straight from movies like Seabiscuit and National Velvet. Jamaican UPS driver and part time horse trainer, Gaston Grant, 54, was given a free race horse, a big, bossy colt that no one else wanted. On April 8, 2017, Green Gratto won the [...]