Posts featuring editorial, historical, informative content as well as interviews and equestrian profiles.

The Southeastern Schooling Show Championship: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Events, Features, Interviews|Tags: , , , , , |

By Martha A. Woodham According to organizer Penny Morse, the inaugural Southeastern Schooling Show Championship at Georgia’s Bouckaert Farm in Chattahoochee Hills, started with a thought that became an idea that grew into an event. “It was one of those fleeting moment ideas, that usually leaves just as fast, and five minutes later you cannot remember [...]

Video Tips from Jec Ballou

January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Features, Training|Tags: , , , , |

Each month, Jec Ballou provides WARHorses with simple, fun advice and exercises to developed improved performance and riding enjoyment with our horses. Between posts, Jec will share video tips, exercises that show us exactly how to best perform a specific movement. Today we feature two videos from Jec’s book “101 Western Dressage Exercises for Horse and [...]

Boston’s Great Molasses Flood of 1919

January 15th, 2018|Categories: Features, Management|Tags: , |

On January 15, 1919, a massive tidal wave obliterated Boston’s North End. The deadly wave was not a tsunami wrought from the Atlantic but rather 2.3 million gallons of molasses dumped on the streets when a storage tank ruptured. The molasses tank before it ruptured in 1919 The molasses was stored in a large [...]

WARHorses’ Favorite Horses of Sand and Water

January 10th, 2018|Categories: Features|Tags: , , |

Part of their appeal maybe their lack of permanence. They are not to behold for centuries like the equestrian sculptures of da Vinci or Remington, they are fickle to time. They will soon melt in the sun or wash away in the tide, erased forever by nature. Their pending demise seems to add to their allure, [...]

Crazy Horse’s Last Battle – January 8, 1877

January 8th, 2018|Categories: Features|Tags: , , |

We WARHorses are a tough bunch, we love our horses and demand time to spend with them. Crazy Horse was also tough, Chief of the Oglala Lakota Sioux Indians, he was a legendary warrior and fearless leader committed to protecting his people’s way of life. The Belle Fourche River Historians believe that Crazy Horse [...]

Cross Training Fitness Test for Your Horse

January 5th, 2018|Categories: Features, Training|Tags: , , |

Jec outlines a basic test that will help you gauge your working horse’s fitness level for the New Year. Get in the habit of performing a fitness test every 6 to 8 weeks. This will be your check-up and time to assess which cross-training exercises to utilize over the next several weeks. Remember that the goal [...]

Trail Riding Duo Captivates Internet

January 4th, 2018|Categories: Features|Tags: |

Louis and Comet enjoy spending time together, in fact they’re practically inseparable. Owner, Emma Massingale, a professional horse trainer, said she often catches the pair nuzzling particularly after they’ve been out on a ride. You heard right, “after they’ve been out on a ride”, you see Louis the Siamese cat often rides Comet the pony near [...]

This is Your Chance to Witness the Birth of Racing Royalty

January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Features, Management|Tags: , , |

Springtime in Kentucky means one thing – foals! This year the public has unprecedented access to foaling with FOAL PATROL! The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame developed this unique interactive web program that allows fans an up-close, day-by-day look at the foaling process at Thoroughbred horse farms. FOAL PATROL is a collective of live web [...]

A New Perspective Under-Horse

December 21st, 2017|Categories: Features, Training|Tags: , |

Those rooftop footsteps overhead may not belong to Santa and his reindeer… …for Andrius Burba the source is more likely a cat, dog or even a horse. Burba, a professional photographer from Lithuania, photographs animals from underneath. His first project, cats, was such a success, he went on to photograph dogs, bunnies and more recently, [...]

Australia’s 2017 Racing Hall of Fame Inductees – Light Fingers and Saintly

December 18th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , , |

Light Fingers Le Filou x Cuddlesome Her sire was, Le Filou, which in French means “pickpocket” or “thief”.  Her pedigree was impeccable and expectations for her racing career were high. However, those who worked with the fragile mare were skeptical. Light Fingers, trained by Bart Cummings, she would, at least for a time, sway skeptics and [...]