Acitivities related to horse and stable management

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 [...]

“HAYDAY”

April 25th, 2018|Categories: Fun, Horse Phrases, Management, Series|Tags: |

HAYDAY has nothing to do with the dried grass our horses love to eat. In fact, HAYDAY is a misspelling of the word HEYDAY. Please don’t fret if you have mistakenly used HAYDAY, it’s a common error with an impressive history - we’ve been misspelling it for over 200 years HEYDAY first appeared in 16th century [...]

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 [...]

Exasperated Horse Owner

April 10th, 2018|Categories: Dear Appy, Fun, Management, Series|Tags: |

Dear Appy, Why does my horse poop in his water bucket EVERY NIGHT? Signed, Rubber Gloved Dear Rubber Gloved, Ugh. Why do geldings do anything? Move the bucket.  If it continues, put in a toilet and teach him to flush. Fondly, Appy