Encapsulates posts related to our mantra “Laughs”

Babe Ruth Becomes a Jockey

March 30th, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: |

WILLACOOCHE, GA, APR: Babe Ruth, the big Bambino of the Yanks, revealed here today that he has lost so much weight by intensive spring training that he has been forced to give up his career as a baseball player and become a jockey. Ruth, who formerly could cover more ground than any outfielder in the American [...]

That New Horse

March 28th, 2018|Categories: Dear Appy, Fun, Management, Series|Tags: |

Dear Appy, A new horse just moved into my barn. She’s ok, kind of keeps to herself. The problem is that the people put her in a stall directly across the aisle from me and she gets better grain than I do. I’m “on a diet” and already have a hard time choking down my tasteless [...]

“Extreme Vetting”

March 28th, 2018|Categories: Fun, Horse Phrases, Management, Series|Tags: |

The noun “vet” originated became an abbreviation for “veterinarian”. By 1850 in Great Britain and Ireland, horse doctors were commonly called “vets”. By 1875, “vet” became a verb at the racetrack as in “the racehorse had only to be ‘vetted’”. The “vetting” of horse progressed to was applied to people, a humorous way to describe a [...]

Runaway Horse Has a Really, Really Bad Day

March 21st, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , , |

Fell 60 Feet but Not Perished The Tin Bridge built in the 1860's over the Blackstone River. Photo Credit: W. Caswell, Jr. NEW HAVEN, CT, MAR: Patrick Frahar hired a horse in South Manchester Sunday. It ran away at the railroad crossing at Buckland, and two hours later was found, together with sleigh, stuck [...]

Winter Catastrophe Averted

February 28th, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , , |

Girl Stops Runaway - Clings to Bridle and Prevents Horse Trampling Children NEW YORK, NY, Feb. 28: Miss Adelaide Downing, daughter of a contractor living at 460 Barnes avenue, the Bronx, was walking down the Boston Hill road at 179th street at dusk to-night, when she saw a runaway horse with an empty sleigh careening behind dashing [...]

“Dead Ringer”

February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Fun, Horse Phrases, Management, Series|Tags: |

Over the centuries, the sport of kings has spawned its share of horse slang including DEAD RINGER. The phrase originated in the U.S. during the late 19th century meaning a dishonest substitution of a better horse in a race in an effort to dupe the bookies. The substitute needed to look like the less talented horse [...]

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 [...]

February 2018 Caption Contest

February 9th, 2018|Categories: Caption Contest, Contests, Fun|Tags: |

Congratulations Caption Contest Winner Betty Blaton Betty won a "Proud to be a WARHorse" Lapel Pin and Vinyl Decal

“Hold Your Horses”

February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Fun, Horse Phrases, Management, Series|Tags: , |

The phrase is American first appearing in print in 1844. “Oh, hold your hosses, Squire. There’s no use getting’ riled, no how.” - The Picayune (New Orleans) newspaper September 1844. A century late, the phrase got a second wind in the rural south after WWII. Steam engine tractors were becoming an affordable option to plowing by [...]

Slow News Day?

February 1st, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , |

We enjoy researching historic newspapers and sharing news accounts of the day. This particular story was deemed worthy of column space way back when. Makes one wonder what other cutting headlines made print that day - "Mrs. Wilson's Chicken Laid Egg with Double Yoke"?  Davenport, Iowa Davenport, Iowa, 1897: While George Roland of Union, [...]