Acitivities related to horse and stable management

Don’t Drink and Drive

October 5th, 2017|Categories: Series|Tags: , , |

This latest installment of WARHorses "History's Horses" reports the unfortunate result of drunk driving 160 years ago. The post is tragic but the writing style, judgemental and flourished, is a delight.  Illustration: Samuel Chamberlain 1855 SAD ACCIDENT OCT 8, 1851, Blackstone, MA: One of the melancholy results of intemperance, transpired this morning at Blackstone. A [...]

Finders No Keepers

September 14th, 2017|Categories: History's Horses, Series|Tags: , |

SEP 22, 1911, BOWBELLS, ND: Taken up at my place last week, seven miles north and four miles east of Bowbells, one old brown horse with halter on and lump on front right knee, also a bay yearling colt, small star on face. Owner can have same by calling at my place, paying damages, advertising [...]

Please, Please, Please

September 5th, 2017|Categories: Dear Appy, Series|Tags: , |

Dear Appy, I have a boss mare. She is a tiny thing who rules the other horses with an iron fist. She's always great with me, good ground manners, obliging for grooming, loves a bath and enjoys trail riding. I've had her since she was a yearling and she's in her 30's now. I have one [...]

Jessie Wilson Hurt, Thrown by Horse

August 28th, 2017|Categories: History's Horses, Series|Tags: , |

WARHorses’ series “History’s Horses” takes a Presidential tone today with this vintage news report of an afternoon hack gone wrong. President's Daughter Found Unconscious by Roadside - Fiance Had Ridden Ahead. Jessie Wilson Sayre Aug 27, 1913, WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT: Miss Jessie Woodrow Wilson, the second daughter of President Wilson, and her fiance, [...]

“Mourning at the Dixon Home”

August 10th, 2017|Categories: History's Horses, Series|Tags: , |

The latest installment of our WARHorse series “History's Horses” posts of vintage newspaper clippings covering on all things horse. Topically some articles are titillating perhaps even a bit gruesome given modern journalism standards. However, while the subjects maybe difficult we find the writing style charming, perhaps a bit disarming, but interesting nonetheless. We hope you enjoy [...]

Two Left Feet and Unrequited Love

August 8th, 2017|Categories: Dear Appy, Features, Series|

Dear Appy: I also have a blog that I write trying to better understand my lil short person!  I am so glad I am not alone. My problem is that she doesn't seem to enjoy my lil Bella dance that I do before I transition up into the trot.  She keeps saying things like stay on [...]

Getting to Know You

July 20th, 2017|Categories: Dear Appy, Series|Tags: |

Dear Appy:  I got in a lot of hot water recently when I smarted off to my new person. You know that feeling you get from standing in one place for too long? Well, I tried to quietly tell her I was cranky and sore after an eight hour ride to my new home, not [...]

“Exciting Runaway”

July 17th, 2017|Categories: History's Horses, Series|Tags: , |

Down Eutaw Place to Dolphin Street--Two Men Injured. Mr. John W. Horner, 2034 Eutaw Place, was thrown down and run over yesterday by a runaway horse attached to a buggy. His left shoulder was dislocated and his left side and leg were bruised. The horse, which was owned by Mr. Edward J. Mabbett, was standing at [...]

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 [...]