Advice and instruction related to equestrian activities including individuals or groups dedicated to specific sports or perspectives

Gallop to Better Training

June 8th, 2018|Categories: Advice, Training|Tags: , |

Here we go galloping - gulp. I tried to work up the nerve to let the reins out another inch or two as we cantered around, but I was having a really hard time doing it. First of all, my horse might run off. Second, if I got lucky and she did not run off, she [...]

Our Horses Sometimes Send Us On Unexpected Paths

June 7th, 2018|Categories: Advice|Tags: , , , |

Written by Alice MacGillivray, PhD. In my work world, managers often believe you can plan everything.  And if things don’t go as planned, then you didn’t do a good enough job planning.  Of course we know there are so many possibilities, it is usually impossible to plan anything in detail accurately.  That is certainly true in [...]

My Side of the Mountain

June 1st, 2018|Categories: Features, Women Health Wellness|Tags: , , , , |

I love a good salad, always have. I wonder how huge of a mountain my lifetime of salads would make. Or at least I did love salad. But then along came the romaine scare, and then finding out that canola oil messes up your omega 3/omega 6 balance (and canola is in every salad dressing). So [...]

WARHorses Easy Guide to Choosing the Right Colors for You and Your Horse

May 31st, 2018|Categories: Advice|Tags: , |

"I told you to get me a Hunter Green blanket!" When your horse disapproves of your color choice, you’ll know it. Choosing colors can be a conundrum--do I want the light blue or indigo pair of jeans? Does this red top go with these orange sandals? There is a great deal of pressure [...]

A WARHorses Online Workshop Featuring Riding for Women

May 17th, 2018|Categories: Events, Features|Tags: , , |

WARHorses is pleased to announce our first LIVE online training workshop with Heather Beachum, Riding for Women! You’re going to LOVE this!  Heather teaches women riders to create ease and flow in their bodies and riding. Trained as a Feldenkrais® movement teacher, her online classes have guided hundreds of riders around the world to become quiet, [...]

Coin Operated Horse Gets a Reboot

May 9th, 2018|Categories: Events, Features|Tags: , , |

Vidler’s 5 & 10 in East Aurora, New York purchased the coin operated horse in 1962, over the years, Sandy has given rides to thousands of children.  Last week she was placed “out of order” for a few days while her worn saddle and stirrups were repaired. Repairman tends to Sandy at Vidlers 5 and [...]

Here We Grow Again

May 8th, 2018|Categories: Advice, Training|Tags: , , |

It never gets old. Maybe it owes to some obsessive wiring I have, but I could find satisfaction schooling shoulder-in every day. The finesse and precision and challenge of it never tire me. Fortunately for my horses, though, I’m prudent not to indulge that satiating sameness day after day. I’ve come to accept this as a [...]

WARHorses Best Bets for Choosing the Kentucky Derby Winner

May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Events, Features, Survey|Tags: , , |

The Kentucky Derby is not just a horse race, it’s a part of Americana. It is America’s longest running sports event, this year marking the 144th race. Horse racing fans are flocking to Kentucky to watch the races including the Oaks and Derby. Whether you attend in person or watch LIVE from home, you are likely [...]

She is Determined to Bring These Horses Back from the Dead

April 27th, 2018|Categories: Breeds, Features, Interviews|Tags: , , , , |

WARHorses recently posted about the Abaco Island Horse a breed that became extinct in 2015. We introduced Milanne Rehor, President and Field Director of Arkwild, Inc., who has dedicated the last 26 years to saving the last few horses. When the last horse, Nunki, died, Milanne (Mim) was by her side. It might seem [...]

Horses are No Fan of This Actor

April 27th, 2018|Categories: Events, Features|Tags: , |

Actor, Cloris Leachman turns 92 on April 30. Leachman grew up in the Midwest (Des Moines, Iowa) but was never an equestrian in private life.  She is however, intrinsically tied to horses through the movies, most notably as Frau Blücher in Mel Brook’s “Young Frankenstein” (1974). Leachman played the old housekeeper seemingly unaware of the affect her [...]