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WARHorses Book Review: The Breath of Horse Crazy

June 12th, 2019|Categories: Features, Product Reviews, Products|Tags: , , , , |

“The thought of horses changes my spirit; inhaling their sweet aroma, fingers pulling softly through silky tail hair, my heart translating their secret language of snuffles, whuffles, and whinnies.” ~ from The Breath of Horse Crazy Women with a deep affinity for horses struggle to define the near gravitational pull horses have on them. They [...]

Rare Golden Zebra Photographed In The Wild

June 9th, 2019|Categories: Breeds, Features, Training|Tags: , |

Visitors to Serengeti National Park Tanzania, Africa will see zebras, a lot of zebras. They are one of the most numerous animals in the park estimated at a quarter million individuals. Among them is one zebra visitors are unlikely to see though it stands out like a sore thumb - a “golden zebra”. Thanks to Sergio [...]

British Suffragette Trampled During 1913 Epsom Derby

June 9th, 2019|Categories: Features|Tags: , |

Emily Wilding Davison was a British suffragette fatally injured at the 1913 Epsom Derby. Trampled by the king’s race horse, she died four days later. Speculation suggests she committed suicide in order to draw attention to the suffrage cause. No one will ever know her motive, she told no one of her plan and left no [...]

Decisions, Decisions: Thoughts for New and Returning Mid-life Riders

June 4th, 2019|Categories: Advice|Tags: , , |

By Karen McPeak I worked at a tack store a couple of years ago when a customer, probably in her mid-forties, came in to buy only what her trainer told her to buy, right down to the brand. As I remember, she was stressed. She had just bought her first horse—to the tune of $75,000, her [...]

Horse Health: Epiglottic Entrapment Took Out the Derby Favorite

June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Advice, Health & Medical, Training|Tags: |

Kentucky Derby favorite Omaha Beach scratched just a few days before the big race. Due to a fairly uncommon condition called epiglottic entrapment. The epiglottis is a triangular shaped cartilage at the base of the airway. It acts like a lid, flipping up and down protecting the horse’s airway as it swallows food. Epiglottic entrapment occurs [...]

Safety Tips for Riders Caught in a Lightning Storm

May 24th, 2019|Categories: Advice, Training|Tags: , , |

A single bolt of lightning can be hotter than the surface of the sun reaching 1 billion volts of electricity. Lightning occurs worldwide, most frequently along the equator and more so over land than sea. The United States for example sees an average of 20 million lightning strikes each year. A person’s chance of being struck [...]

Woman Runs And Jumps Like A Horse

May 20th, 2019|Categories: Features, People, Training|Tags: |

"In My Opinion..." by Melanie Eberhardt My mother tells a story about my "odd behavior" as a child. She actually has a lot of those stories but today I’ll share one of her favorites – the time I became a horse. I wanted a horse. My parents did not. In a bout of parental defiance (or [...]

Tim Conway Wanted To Be A Jockey

May 15th, 2019|Categories: Features, People, Training|Tags: , , |

He grew up in suburban Cleveland, Ohio (USA) with ambitions to become a jockey. He was the right stature, short and under 100 lbs. He loved horse racing but there were obstacles he could never overcome. “I had two problems, he explained. “When they put me on a horse, I kept falling off, and I had [...]

Remembering Doris Day

May 14th, 2019|Categories: Features, People, Training|Tags: , , |

Legendary actress and singer, Doris Day, passed away Monday at 97. We grew up watching her movies “Pillow Talk” and my favorite “Don’t Eat the Daisies” and listening to songs like “Que Sera Sera” and “Sentimental Journey”. What is less known about Day is her dedication to help animals. “You have to do things, you have [...]

It’s Only a Matter of Time – the Rebirth of an Ice Age Horse

April 28th, 2019|Categories: Features, Science & History|Tags: , , , |

It was the end of the Pleistocene Epoch, a 2,500,000-year period of climate turbulence. In Siberia repeated glacial periods were offset by warmer periods supporting endless grasslands. With each climate shift life on earth changed – animals evolved, new species developed while others died off. He was born during one of Siberia’s more recent cooling periods [...]