Encapsulates posts related to our mantra “Laughs”

“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, [...]

January 2018 Caption Contest

January 12th, 2018|Categories: Caption Contest, Contests, Fun, Survey|Tags: |

Congratulations Caption Contest Winner Jacquie Thomson Jacquie won a 3 "Proud to be a WARHorse" Lapel Pins

Take WARHorses’ DRIVING QUIZ!

January 10th, 2018|Categories: Contests, Fun|Tags: , , |

More quizzes and contests? You asked for it and you are going to get it. In 2018, WARHorses will challenging your equestrian knowledge with more fun quizzes and contests. In our recent WARHorses poll, we learned that about 7% of WARHorses drive.  We invite you to take our first challenge about driving. Don’t worry, no license [...]

Whats YOUR Falling Off Style?

July 13th, 2016|Categories: Features, Fun, Management|Tags: , , , |

Written & Illustrated by Melanie Eberhardt I fell off my horse. I hurt. Worse than the pain – I won’t be riding anytime soon. My doctor made me pinky swear to stay off horses for 6-8 weeks, then for good measure, wait 4 more weeks.  So… I find myself with a lot of free time. I’m [...]